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ERIC Number: EJ797684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Adult Learning Disabilities Screening Using an Internet-Administered Instrument
Lancaster, Sean; Mellard, Daryl
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v3 n2 p62-73 Sep 2005
Identifying individuals with specific learning disabilities (SLD) is a complex task, particularly for adult populations. Adult agencies such as vocational rehabilitative services or adult basic education often use different SLD definitions and criteria, are often understaffed, have limited resources, and have a shortage of staff trained on SLD screening (Skinner, Gillespie, and Balkam, 1997). The Adult Learning Disabilities Screening (ALDS) battery (Mellard, 1999) is one of the few valid screening measures for adults currently in use. This study validated an Internet-administered version of ALDS, e-ALDS, by comparing 122 adult education participants who completed the ALDS in paper-and-pencil vs. Internet formats. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A