ERIC Number: ED426237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Beginning Reading, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Development, Definitions, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Learning Processes, Legal Responsibility, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Models, Professional Development, Screening Tests, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Theory Practice Relationship, Tutoring, Worksheets
National ALLD Center, Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009-5721; Tel: 800-953-ALLD; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ld-read.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A