ERIC Number: ED387988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Screening for Adults with Learning Disabilities: The Role of the Practitioner in the Assessment Process.
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center.
This guide is intended to help the literacy practitioner in the identification of adults with learning disabilities. These adults have worked diligently for a year or more to improve comprehension skills, writing and spelling, or work skills, yet, have made little progress. The role of screening as only the first step in a process involving a formal assessment by a qualified professional, is stressed. First, a set of questions to be answered by the literacy practitioner as he/she observes the individual is provided. Next are lists of typical characteristics of individuals with vision/hearing and/or auditory/visual processing problems. Following this is a list of typical problems in three areas of academic performance: reading, expressive language, and mathematics. A list of behavior patterns and psychological manifestations indicating the possibility of a learning disability is also provided. Finally, other means of information gathering such as reviews of records, a screening interview, a screening questionnaire, and a screening tool are suggested. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center.