ERIC Number: ED395438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Washington, Charles W., Ed.
LINKAGES, v3 n1 Spr 1996
This newsletter theme issue focuses on the impact of learning disabilities within families, specifically families with low literacy skills. It explores the effectiveness of family literacy programs, examines the connection between the field of family literacy and learning disabilities (LD), and offers suggestions on how to work with students with LD. It highlights a successful family literacy program and profiles several family experiences. Articles include: (1) "Family Literacy: The Legacy of Learning" (Sharon Darling), which reports on the effectiveness of family literacy programs and the value of inclusive family literacy programs for children with LD; (2) "Family Literacy and Learning Disabilities: Shared Opportunities and Challenges" (Blanche Podhajski), which addresses ways to link the two fields; (3) "Genetic Learning Disability Patterns in Family Literacy" (Dale Jordan), which offers suggestions for working with students and families having faulty visual perception, poor auditory perception, dyslexia, and slow rate of processing; (4) "The Diary of a Family with Dyslexia" (Dorothy Tod), which chronicles the experiences of a mother with LD advocating for a son with LD; (5) "The Five R's of Family Literacy Programs (Virginia Tardeawether)--recruitment, retention, respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness; and (6) "My Life with Dyslexia" (Joni Krantz), which presents one woman's experience in a family literacy program. Brief descriptions of organizations involved in family literacy complete the issue. (DB)
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Family Influence, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Genetics, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Parent Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20009-1202 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, Washington, DC.