ERIC Number: ED399386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teaching Adults with Learning Disabilities. Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series.
Jordan, Dale R.
This book is designed to show teachers how to reach out to adults and adolescents with learning disabilities and employ specific strategies for helping them to compensate for the disabilities and acquire literacy skills. The ways in which specific differences in brain structure inhibit the mastery of reading, spelling, handwriting, phonics, and arithmetic are described. Chapter 1 introduces learning disabilities and provides general information about what is known about learning disabilities in adults. Topics covered include the following: definitions of literacy, workplace literacy skills, causes of learning disabilities, how the brain processes language information, and types of learning disabilities. The following 10 chapters are paired, with one chapter describing a specific learning disability and the following one offering strategies for compensating for that disability. The disabilities covered in the chapters are as follows: visual perception deficits, visual dyslexia, auditory dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, and attention deficit disorders. The final chapter outlines the challenges and the hope for persons with learning disabilities in the work force in the future. An appendix describes medications for attention deficit disorders. Contains 67 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Attention Deficit Disorders, Cognitive Processes, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Educational Diagnosis, Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Perceptual Impairments, Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods, Writing Difficulties
Krieger Publishing Company, P.O. Box 9542, Melbourne, FL 32902-9542 ($21.50).
Publication Type: Books
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