ERIC Number: ED442001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Environment, Assessment, and Counseling Services for the Learning Disabled Adolescent and Adult. Volume 3.
Smith, Margaret; Dalheim, Zoe
This notebook is the 3rd volume of a three volume set containing strategies to provide an educational environment and assessment and counseling services for the learning disabled (LD) adolescent and adult. Part I focuses on a beneficial educational environment. Chapter 1, on the academic environment, addresses what is necessary for a supportive academic environment; what LDs are; descriptions of LDs; and how LDs show up in academic behavior. Chapter 2, on the emotional environment, discusses what is necessary for a safe emotional climate; common psychological issues of LD students; the successful teacher of LD adolescents and adults; and strategies to create a beneficial emotional climate. Chapter 3 looks at what is necessary for a favorable physical setting; the ideal physical environment; and modifications for less than ideal conditions. Part II, on assessment, describes design and use of the assessment and these six steps: sequence of steps in assessment; intake interview; in-depth learning difficulties interview; formal and informal testing (basic reading, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, math); using the assessment data; and ongoing assessment. Part III, on counseling services, covers initial counseling services and ongoing services. Appendixes include test copies suitable for reproduction; mini samples of transparencies; and names and addresses of publishers of 11 tests. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Basic Education, Adults, Counseling Services, Diagnostic Teaching, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Environment, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Psychological Needs, Secondary Education
Western Massachusetts YALD (Young Adults with Learning Disabilities Project), Adult Learning Center/Pittsfield Public Schools, 269 First Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($36, for all 3 volumes).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden. Adult and Community Services.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For Volumes 1 and 2, see CE 080 295. A product of Young Adults with Learning Disabilities Project (YALD), Adult Learning Center, Pittsfield Public Schools, The Learning Connection, and Berkshire County House of Correction.