ERIC Number: ED404497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities: An Overview. Adult Literacy Independent Learning Packet.
Ashcroft, Cheryl A.
This independent learning packet, which is intended for adult literacy tutors, reviews the literature regarding adults with learning disabilities. The packet begins with a learning disabilities pretest. Presented next is the literature review, which includes information on the following aspects of learning disabilities: definition and historical perspective; terminology; prevalence; recommended assessment procedure; diagnostic tests; screening techniques; characteristics of and accommodations for adults with learning disabilities; and teaching strategies. Concluding the packet are a literacy awareness posttest, and answers to the awareness test. Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of the packet contain the following: aptitude-achievement discrepancy model; interview questionnaire; Harwell's Symptomology Checklist; teaching strategies; and recommended sources of information (a 22-item list of resource organizations and a list of publications offered by the HEATH Resource Center and the Learning Disabilities Association of America.) Contains 16 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Strategies, Independent Study, Learning Disabilities, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Models, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. Tri-Valley Literacy Staff Development Center Region 7.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania