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ERIC Number: ED480446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 119
Abstractor: N/A
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: [1] identify a working definition of LD; [2] recognize characteristics of workers with LD and the effect of LD on performance in the workplace; [3] distinguish between screening and diagnostic testing and the uses of each; [4] identify the importance of self-determination, self-advocacy, and disclosure to successful workers with LD; and [5] 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: [1] identify the legal rights of workers with LD; [2] suggest possible workplace accommodations for employees with LD; [3] discuss issues for workers with LD on getting and keeping a job; [4] identify disability-friendly strategies for the workplace; [5] recognize psychosocial issues for employees with LD; [6] present a professional development sequence and lesson plans appropriate for workplace literacy programs; and [7] identify 3 model workplace programs that address issues related to LD.) Includes 14 references and a list of online resources. (MO)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.