ERIC Number: ED354668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
You Don't Outgrow It: Living with Learning Disabilities.
Hayes, Marnell L.
Written for adults with learning disabilities, this book is based on the premise that learning disabilities are not outgrown and thus adults need to learn practical strategies and coping mechanisms. Some of the topics addressed in the book are: what a learning disability (LD) is, terminology, inheritance of LD, kinds of LD, discovering the existence of a learning disability, learning about oneself from school records, getting tested as an adult, understanding one's learning style (a checklist for self-evaluation is provided), helping others understand about LD, stages of adjusting to LD, counseling, support groups, dropping out of high school, going to college at any age, special services needed by LD college students, adaptations and modifications that make college programs accessible for LD students, setting priorities among household tasks, grocery shopping, cooking, organizing tasks and things, vocational rehabilitation, dressing for an interview, job interview behavior, filling out applications, letters of reference, legal rights, living with parents as an adult, possible effects of LD on love relationships and dating, communication, marriage and family life, and dealing with children's questions about a parent with LD. A glossary is provided along with a list of resources and a bibliography of 90 items. (DB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Cognitive Style, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Family Life, Higher Education, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Application, Job Placement, Learning Disabilities, Place of Residence, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Academic Therapy Publications, 20 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949-6191 ($16).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A