ERIC Number: ED329137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-15
Learning Disabilities and the Adult Student of English as a Second Language. Final Project Report.
Chapman, Jean B.; And Others
The project investigated and developed assessment tools and instructional methods and materials appropriate for adults with learning disabilities who are students of English as a Second Language (ESL). The report summarizes the project's goals and results in four areas: assessment of learning disabilities; methods and materials for teaching ESL to the learning disabled adult; increased knowledge of the learning disabled, limited-English-speaking adult; and dissemination of the resulting information. The bulk of the document is in three appendixes. The first is a booklet designed to acquaint teachers with the problem of learning disabilities in the adult ESL student and with procedures for working with this population. It includes guidelines for screening and teaching the students and for selection of instructional materials. A brief bibliography is included. The second appendix contains the screening test developed as part of the project. The test consists of visual aids and score sheets to test for visual discrimination, visual-motor coordination, visual sequencing, visual figure-ground discrimination, word retrieval, receptive language, auditory comprehension, and sentence repetition. The third appendix includes a letter and evaluation form for field resource consultants involved in evaluation of the test. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.