ERIC Number: ED401687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Adult ESL Literacy Student and Learning Disabilities.
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, Washington, DC.
This guide for literacy teachers of limited English speaking adult students provides an overview of learning disabilities (LD) and suggests techniques that have been found effective with such students. The importance of understanding the student's background is stressed and a series of interview questions is suggested to elicit information about the student's educational, cultural, and health background as well as the student's current situation. Common characteristics of learning disabilities definitions are listed along with typical characteristics of students with learning disabilities. Suggested teaching techniques are organized into a listing of general principles of instruction (such as teaching new concepts concretely with examples and relating new material to daily life), techniques for students having visual learning problems (such as using visual aids to track student progress), techniques for students having auditory learning problems (such as reinforcing main ideas through rephrasing rather than verbatim repetition), and techniques for tactile kinesthetic learning (such as tracing letters and acting out stories). (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, Washington, DC.