Learning Disabilities, Literacy and Adult Education
This book focuses on adults with severe learning disabilities (LD) and the educators who work with them. Experts in the fields of LD and adult ... Show synopsis This book focuses on adults with severe learning disabilities (LD) and the educators who work with them. Experts in the fields of LD and adult literacy describe the characteristics, demographics, and education and employment status of adults with LD and discuss the laws that protect them in the workplace and in education settings. Combining cutting-edge research with instructional expertise, the authors examine screening procedures used to identify adults with LD, present a range of instructional strategies and staff development programs for teaching literacy skills to adults, and showcase exemplary programs that assist adults with LD in finding the right job. Sample forms, checklists, resource lists, and examples from successful staff preparation programs make this book a practical resource for educators, reading and learning disability specialists, literacy professionals, and administrators.