ERIC Number: ED377389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Retaining the Learning Disabled Adult. A Handbook for Adult Basic Education Instructors.
Hawkins, Diane, Comp.
This handbook is designed to address teachers' most common concerns about learning disabilities (LDs) and teaching adults with LDs. Section 1 defines LDs by describing traits that adults with LDs share. Section 2 focuses on identification of students with LDs. LD characteristics are divided into eight categories: academics, speech/language, motor skills, organization, general behavior, social skills, and emotions. Section 3 discusses how to obtain a formal diagnosis of a LD. Informal learning modality assessments suitable for reproduction are also provided. Section 4 provides strategies for teaching LD students. A list of practical suggestions for teaching adults is followed by specific suggestions for the following: addressing self-esteem; planning programs, including devising and implementing individualized learning plans; and helping students "learn how to learn." Sample learning strategies are preceded by a teaching guideline. These strategies are included: SQ3R (survey, question, read, recite, and review); independent comprehension strategy; ready reading reference; graphic organizers; listening; job outline; retrieval; word problem solving; VAKT (visual-auditory-kinesthetic-tactile) approach. An annotated bibliography lists 50 documents, journal articles, and books pertaining to LDs as they relate to adult basic skills students. Most documents are available through ERIC. Other appendixes include a glossary and list of 21 organizations and agencies to contact for information on LDs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Frederick County Public Schools, MD.