ERIC Number: ED480446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities in the Workplace: A Professional Development Packet. Session 1 & 2.
Corley, Mary Ann; Tibbetts, John
This field-tested training packet, which was designed for adult literacy providers, contains preparation materials, facilitator's notes, handout masters, and transparency masters for two 3-hour sessions on learning disabilities (LD) in the workplace. (At the end of the first session supported by the packet, participants will be able to do the following:  identify a working definition of LD;  recognize characteristics of workers with LD and the effect of LD on performance in the workplace;  distinguish between screening and diagnostic testing and the uses of each;  identify the importance of self-determination, self-advocacy, and disclosure to successful workers with LD; and  begin a planning process for helping adults with LD become more successful in the workplace. At the end of the second session, participants will be able to do the following:  identify the legal rights of workers with LD;  suggest possible workplace accommodations for employees with LD;  discuss issues for workers with LD on getting and keeping a job;  identify disability-friendly strategies for the workplace;  recognize psychosocial issues for employees with LD;  present a professional development sequence and lesson plans appropriate for workplace literacy programs; and  identify 3 model workplace programs that address issues related to LD.) Includes 14 references and a list of online resources. (MO)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adult Students, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification, Employer Employee Relationship, Instructional Materials, Labor Force Development, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Normalization (Disabilities), Professional Development, Self Advocacy, Supported Employment, Teaching Guides, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
For full text: http://pro-net2000.org/CM/content_files/95.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.