ERIC Number: ED342173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Learning Disabilities Digest for Literacy Providers.
Stewart, Arlene C.; Lillie, Pat
The purpose of this booklet is to provide literacy instructors and tutors with information on adults with learning disabilities and their needs within literacy programs. It defines learning disabilities and describes characteristics of adults with learning disabilities, emphasizing that, for tutors, the issue is how to determine whether the problems demonstrated by the student come from a lack of instruction or from identifiable learning disabilities. Types of assessment are discussed, including formal assessments, school records, informal assessments, and determination of learning strengths and needs. Learning styles or preferences are noted, along with their assessment. Tips on instructional accommodations are listed, including general techniques and techniques that capitalize on visual strengths, auditory strengths, and kinesthetic and tactile strengths. A list of resources, including print materials, videos, and organizations and agencies, is provided. Appendixes contain the Academic Assessment Instrument for Literacy Students and a list of common approaches to teaching reading in literacy programs. (7 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adults, Cognitive Style, Educational Diagnosis, Evaluation Methods, Handicap Identification, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Reading Difficulties, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Learning Disabilities Association of America, 4156 Library Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning Disabilities Association of America, Pittsburgh, PA.