ERIC Number: ED482311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Language/Learning Disability: Issues and Resources.
Comstock, Renee; Kamara, Carol A.
A language/learning disability (LLD) is a disorder that may affect the comprehension and use of spoken or written language as well as nonverbal language, such as eye contact and tone of speech in both adults and children. Most research, treatment, and support resources emphasize childhood LLD, but the problems do not disappear once a person has reached adulthood. Many people with LLD can use intelligence to cover their difficulties, but other adults need guidance, resources, and professional treatment by speech-language pathologists and others to assist them with their disability. This paper outlines some areas in which LLD problems are apparent and identifies some specific skill breakdown patterns. The paper also provides some resources and tips for adults with LLD, including suggestions about reviewing job descriptions when applying for employment. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.