ERIC Number: ED413720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Transitions: Issues for the Adult Learner with Learning Disabilities.
Bates, Belinda, Ed.
LINKAGES, Linking Literacy & Learning Disabilities, v4 n1 Spr 1997
This issue of "Linkages" addresses the need for adult literacy programs to go beyond teaching basic academic skills to adults with learning disabilities to teaching skills in goal setting, problem solving, and self-advocacy that will assist adult learners in their transition into the workforce. Articles include: "Transition: Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities" (Craig A. Michaels), which urges practitioners to reconceptualize the instructional focus on remediation and to address accommodation and compensatory strategies simultaneously, thus enabling students with learning disabilities to succeed; "A Chance To Be Included" (Helen K. Bosch), which describes community inclusion instruction that involves teaching basic skills, management skills, and relationship skills;"Transition: From Pain to Aide" (Tracy S.), the story of an adult with learning disabilities; "Transition to College" (Anne Reamer), discusses strategies for college-bound individuals with learning disabilities; "Transition to Work" (Arlyn Roffman), provides tips for helping adults with learning disabilities make the transition to the workplace; "Developing Workplace Skills" (Robert Crawford), describes the Life Development Institute (LDI), a community-based program that assists individuals with learning disabilities in gaining workplace skills; and "Working toward Independence" (Grant Rayburn), a personal narrative of an individual who participated in LDI. The newsletter includes a list of resource organizations and selected readings. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, College Bound Students, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Employment Programs, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Problem Solving, Self Advocacy, Skill Development, Transitional Programs, Work Environment
Academy for Educational Development, National ALLD Center, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W. 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20009-1202; 202-884-8185; toll-free: 800-953-2553; fax: 202-884-8422.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, Washington, DC.