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ERIC Number: ED426237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 1083
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Bridges to Practice. A Research-Based Guide for Literacy Practitioners Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.
These five guidebooks are designed for literacy programs to enhance the quality of services provided to adults with learning disabilities. Each guidebook answers specific questions such as handling legal issues, screening for learning disabilities, selecting curriculum options, using effective instructional methods, and creating professional development opportunities. The following items are appended to the various guidebooks: glossary and important definitions of learning disabilities (guidebook 1); report cards on selected screening instruments, list of inappropriate instruments for screening for learning disabilities in adults, and discussion of reliability and validity (guidebook 2); report cards on instructional materials (guidebook 3); characteristics of the strategies instructional model and discussion of the role of phonological awareness in learning to read (guidebook 4); and needs assessment instruments, presenter notes, graphic organizers, case studies, and worksheets (guidebook 5). The guidebooks contain a total of 542 references. (MN)
National ALLD Center, Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009-5721; Tel: 800-953-ALLD; e-mail: info@nalldc.aed.org; Web site: http://www.ld-read.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.