ERIC Number: ED388010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Learning Disabilities: The Challenges of Adulthood.
Patton, James R., Ed.; Polloway, Edward A., Ed.
This collection of 13 essays focuses on the many challenges that adults with learning disabilities face in educational, work, and social settings. The essays are: (1) "Adults with Learning Disabilities: An Emerging Area of Professional Interest and Public Attention" (James R. Patton and Edward A. Polloway); (2) "Adult Development Theories: An Overview and Reflection on Their Relevance for Learning Disabilities" (J. David Smith); (3) "Transition of Youth with Learning Disabilities to Early Adulthood" (Ginger Blalock); (4) "The Postschool Adjustment of Persons with Learning Disabilities: Current Status and Future Projections" (Warren J. White); (5) "Learning Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation" (Carol A. Dowdy and others); (6) "Promoting Access, Accommodations, and Independence for College Students with Learning Disabilities" (Loring C. Brinckerhoff and others); (7) "Assessing Students with Learning Disabilities in Postsecondary Education Settings" (Melissa Behrens-Blake and Brian Bryant); (8) "The Success of College Students with Learning Disabilities: Factors Related to Educational Attainment" (Susan A. Vogel and Pamela B. Adelman); (9) "Identifying Alterable Patterns in Employment Success for Highly Successful Adults with Learning Disabilities" (Paul J. Gerber and others); (10) "Current and Future Research Priorities" (Anna Gajar); (11) "The Neurobiology and Neuropsychology of Adult Learning Disorders" (Erin D. Bigler); (12) "Personal Perspectives" (Edward A. Polloway and others); and (13) "Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities" (Diane Bassett). Each essay contains a list of references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Adult Development, Adults, Behavioral Science Research, College Students, Coping, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources, Employment Opportunities, Learning Disabilities, Neuropsychology, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Note: Portions of this material appeared in the "Journal of Learning Disabilities," volume 25, numbers 7 and 8, 1992.