ERIC Number: ED409691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities and Employment.
Gerber, Paul J., Ed.; Brown, Dale S., Ed.
This book provides information on preparing individuals with learning disabilities for the challenges of employment and outlines the rights of those with learning disabilities in the workplace. Introductory chapters in Part 1 include: "Life after School: Challenges in the Workplace" (Paul J. Gerber); "The New Economy in the 21st Century: Implications for Individuals with Learning Disabilities" (Dale S. Brown); "Legal Rights of Adults with Learning Disabilities in Employment" (Patricia H. Latham and Peter S. Latham); and "The Employment Outcomes of Youth with Learning Disabilities: A Review of Findings from the NLTS" (Jose Blackorby and Mary M. Wagner). Part 2 focuses on training persons with learning disabilities for employment and includes: "Effective Practices of Transition from School to Work for People with Learning Disabilities" (Thomas E. Grayson and others); "Community College Programs: Their Role in Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for Employment" (Rhonda Repp); "Four-Year College Programs: Effective Practices for Developing Employment Skills" (Joan M. McGuire); "Students with Learning Disabilities in Graduate or Professional Programs: Emerging Issues on Campus and Challenges to Employment" (Loring Brinckerhoff); "Vocational Rehabilitation: Current Practices for Work Preparation" (James R. Koller); and "Preparation for Employment: Counseling Practices for Promoting Personal Competency" (Craig A. Michaels). Part 3 highlights workplace issues and includes: "Persuading Employers to Hire People with Disabilities" (Richard G. Luecking);"Employment Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Court Cases Regarding Learning Disabilities" (Ernest Biller); "Job Accommodations: What Works and Why" (Nancie Payne); "Psychosocial Issues of Workplace Adjustment" (Lynda Price); and "Technology in the Workplace for Persons with Learning Disabilities: Views from the Inside" (Marshall H. Raskind and others). Part 4 describes the experiences of people with learning disabilities in the workplace and includes: "On the Front Line: Thoughts from Persons with Learning Disabilities in the Workplace" (Henry B. Reiff); "Slow Words, Quick Images--Dyslexia as an Advantage in Tomorrow's Workplace" (Thomas G. West); and "Lifespan Employment and Economic Outcomes for Adults with Self-Reported Learning Disabilities" (Stephen Reder and Susan A. Vogel). (Each chapter includes references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Civil Rights, College Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Techniques, Court Litigation, Dyslexia, Education Work Relationship, Educational Strategies, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Occupational Tests, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Technology, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990