ERIC Number: ED387995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Social Skills Issues.
Washington, Charles W., Ed.
LINKAGES, v2 n2 Sum 1995
This theme issue for people working in the field of adult literacy focuses on the impact of learning disabilities (LD) on an adult's social skills. It explores various social, emotional, and daily living concerns which adults with learning disabilities may face. The following articles are included: (1) "Social Skills and Adults with Learning Disabilities" by Henry B. Reiff, which discusses the critical importance of social skills; (2) "Counseling Students with Learning Disabilities" by Dale S. Brown, which includes six tips for working with people having social skills deficits; (3) "Workplace Social Skills: Do Your Students Measure Up?" by Sherry DeMoss, which reports a study identifying specific workplace social skill requirements; (4) "Techniques To Generally Improve Social Skills in the Workplace" by Nancie Payne, which lists 13 techniques; (5) "Developing Strategic Social Skills" by Robert Crawford, which offers a self-help list of useful strategies for LD adults; (6) "Dealing with Learning Disabilities in Relationships" by Brita Miller, which offers suggestions for both the LD individual and his/her partner; and (7) "Remembering the Adolescent Years" by Barbara Cordoni and Tara Cordoni-Ely, in which a mother and her daughter with LD offer their views of family life during adolescence. (Contains 16 references or selected readings.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Career Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Family Environment, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Skills, Learning Disabilities, Prevocational Education, Skill Development
National Adult and Learning Disabilities Center, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20009-1202 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
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.