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ERIC Number: ED320099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Accommodating Workers with Learning Disabilities.
Satcher, Jamie
Someone who has a learning disability has difficulty in perceiving, understanding, and using information from the environment. This disability can cause problems in reading, listening, speaking, writing, spelling, or performing mathematics. Furthermore, learning disabilities may affect motor functioning, memory, and attention. Because a growing number of youths have been identified as having learning disabilities, it is expected that the vocational impact of learning disabilities will receive greater attention as these youth leave school and enter the work force. Most of these youths will have been provided an array of services and accommodations in their secondary programs and many will need continued accommodation in the workplace. Human resource managers can play a vital role in assisting persons with learning disabilities to be successful in employment by: (1) being sensitive to the needs of persons with this hidden handicap; (2) providing an environment in which fear of discrimination will not prevent the employee from disclosing his or her disability; (3) identifying the essential functions of jobs in the workplace so that accommodations may be considered which would allow the employee to be productive on the job; and (4) including the employer in the selection of appropriate accommodations. (ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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