ERIC Number: ED433646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Facing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years. Understanding Dyslexia, ADHD, Assessment, Intervention, and Research.
Shapiro, Joan; Rich, Rebecca
This text provides information on learning disabilities in adults and offers practical ways to compensate. Chapters address: (1) definitions of learning disability; (2) etiology of learning disabilities; (3) our cognitive or thinking systems; (4) different assessment settings and some of the tests used to diagnose a learning disability; (5) dyslexia, some possible causes, and a clinical example of dyslexia in an adult; (6) the effects of learning disabilities on reading, writing, and mathematical problems; (7) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its relationships to learning disabilities; (8) psychosocial problems of individuals with learning disabilities, and some of the current theories and treatment approaches; (9) different types of instructional approaches used for individuals with learning disabilities; (10) information regarding transitional issues, accommodations, and program models for transition to college and employment; (11) vocational rehabilitation services that provide services to help individuals determine career goals and objectives; (12) case studies and interviews with adults who have learning disabilities that highlight the range of learning problems; and (13) current directions in the field. Appendices include a review of legislation and court cases pertaining to learning disabilities, a list of selected tests used for older adolescents and adults with learning disabilities, and a list of related resources. (Contains 52 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Attention Deficit Disorders, Case Studies, Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Processes, Coping, Court Litigation, Dyslexia, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Employment, Etiology, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Learning Disabilities, Resource Materials, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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