ERIC Number: ED349394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy for Adults with Learning Disabilities. Project Report.
A 2-year developmental project was designed to accomplish the following: (1) identify screening and assessment procedures appropriate for adults with learning disabilities; (2) determine training requirements for volunteer tutors matched one-to-one with learning disabled adults; (3) determine support services required by adults with learning disabilities; (4) compile a list of resources; and (5) prepare specialized instructional resources suitable for use by volunteer tutors working with learning disabled adults. During the project, an initial screening checklist was developed, a diagnostic process was implemented, the volunteer training requirements were identified, and tutors were trained and began working with the adult students. It was found that project participants needed a variety of support services, so a support group was formed to address their needs. Publications containing lists of resources and teaching strategies were developed and used in the project. It was concluded that most of the learners involved in the project displayed multiple areas of learning dysfunction. Most participants achieved an improved self-concept. The importance of providing specialized training and ongoing support to tutors and students was established. A special strength of the program was the intense collaboration among learners, tutors, and project staff. (Appendixes to the report contain the annotated lists of 17 professional reference and training resources and 23 educational resources developed by the project.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, College Programs, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Material Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Student Personnel Services, Tutors, 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).