ERIC Number: ED349393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy for the Learning Disabled Adult. Project Report 1989-90.
Purton, Debbie; Stewart, Elisabeth
The purpose of the developmental project described in this report was to provide intervention to learning disabled adults through individualized tutoring. During the project, the following activities were implemented: (1) information sessions on learning disabilities were conducted to raise awareness of the problem; (2) 20 adults, double the number anticipated, were referred to Parkland Regional College for identification of learning disabilities, with 19 identified as learning disabled; (3) an initial screening device was developed for identification of adults with learning disabilities; (4) the Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities Test was adopted for project use; (5) volunteer tutors were recruited and their training requirements were determined and met; (6) support services required by adults with learning disabilities were identified; and (7) instructional strategies and a tutor's guide to the Structure of Intellect test were developed and printed. It was recommended that the project continue for another year to complete the developmental work initiated during the first phase. (The project report contains six appendixes: newspaper and journal articles, a program brochure, the screening checklist, an assessment report, a resource list, and the tutor's guide to the Structure of Intellect test.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, Tutoring, Volunteer Training
Parkland Regional College, 72 Melrose Avenue, Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 1Z2, Canada ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Parkland Regional Coll., Yorkton (Saskatchewan).