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ERIC Number: EJ888612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
Adolescent Literacy and Older Students with Learning Disabilities
Learning Disability Quarterly, v31 n4 p211-218 Fall 2008
Literacy is a complex set of skills that comprise the interrelated processes of reading and writing required within varied socio-cultural contexts. Underdeveloped literacy skills have profound consequences for students, families, and society. These effects are academic, social, emotional, and economic in nature. Students with learning disabilities (LD) are often inadequately prepared for the academic challenges presented across the educational continuum from grade four through post-secondary settings. The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) recognizes the importance of addressing critical issues related to adolescent literacy and advocates for effective reading and writing instruction for struggling middle and high school students, especially those with learning disabilities. This report describes the adolescent literacy problem (grades 4 to 12), its consequences, and factors that contribute to it. It addresses guiding principles for assessment, instruction, and professional development, concluding with recommendations for short-term and future consideration. (Contains 2 notes.)
Council for Learning Disabilities. P.O. Box 4014, Leesburg, VA 20177. Tel: 571-258-1010; Fax: 571-258-1011; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; Grade 4; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A