ERIC Number: ED310237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Working with Adults Who Have Learning Disabilities. Project Upgrade.
Manhattan Adult Learning and Resource Center, KS.
Intended to help educators develop a philosophy and understanding for working with learning disabled adults, this document consists of an introduction, 11 chapters, a 76-item bibliography, materials and resource suggestions, and three appendices. The introduction provides an overview of learning disabled adults. The chapters include (1) information on the characteristics of learning disabled people; (2) adult learning theory and intervention as they relate to the learning disabled; (3) the importance of psychosocial adjustment; (3) a suggested process for diagnosis and assessment; (4) a review of diagnostic tests; (5) descriptions of the four approaches used to help adults learn to read; (6) 64 tips for instructors working with disabled learners; (7) techniques designed to help both instructors and learners track progress in a program; (8) tips for helping learning disabled community college students with auditory or visual deficits or more general kinds of learning disabilities; (9) a description of the employment problems that learning disabled adults frequently have and the conditions under which they are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services; and (10) educational implications and recommendations for the future. Appendix A contains the results of a 1987 survey of the training levels and needs of adult basic education instructors working at learning centers throughout Kansas. Appendices B and C contain sample forms. (CML)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Reading Programs, Aphasia, Attention Deficit Disorders, Communication Disorders, Community Colleges, Dyslexia, Educational Diagnosis, Hyperactivity, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Perceptual Handicaps, Reading Difficulties, Remedial Reading, Two Year Colleges, Writing Difficulties
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Adult Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Manhattan Adult Learning and Resource Center, KS.
Note: Cover title varies.