ERIC Number: ED393266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Adults Who Have a Learning Disability: A Guide for the ABE Instructor.
Hutto, Melanie D.
This monograph is intended to be a guide to the teacher of adult basic education (ABE) whose students include those with learning disabilities. An introductory chapter notes that participants with learning disabilities in ABE programs may or may not have received special educational services depending on whether they attended school before or after mandatory provision of such services. A chapter on legal definitions and implications discusses definitions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973. A chapter on facts about learning disabilities lists common traits and sources of assessment information. The learning environment is addressed next and focuses on characteristics of a facilitative teacher for individuals with a learning disability. The following chapter considers classroom and teaching strategies and stresses the importance of trying various techniques, building the student's self-concept, utilizing instructional accommodations, utilizing educational software, teaching test-taking strategies, and using group activities. A chapter on counseling for ABE adults with a learning disability emphasizes the value of multimodal approaches which use numerous techniques and strategies. The final chapter, on transition plans, urges the incorporation of job seeking skills into the whole curriculum. Appendices list assessment instruments and national resources and contacts. (Contains 35 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Definitions, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, Jackson.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State.