Learning disabilities in adult learners

Learning disabilities in adult learners

Learning disabilities in adult learners

Date posted: July 6, 2011

In October of 2010, Learning to Achieve: a professional’s guide to educating adults with learning disabilities was released.   This is the American national guide from the National Institute for Literacy.   (Warning: this is a large file.)  While it was written to accompany training modules, it also can be used as a stand alone resource.

“A major theme in research and practice focused on adults with LD is that effective interventions for this heterogeneous group are appropriate for all individuals who struggle with learning. Thus, the information provided in this guide is relevant to adult educators’ work with a broad spectrum of individuals enrolled in adult education programs.”  – p. 1

The background material for this guide is available in a separate document. (This is also a large file.)  A copy of Learning to Achieve: a review of the research literature on serving adults with learning disabilities is available for borrowing from the library.  To request this item, email library@decoda.ca .

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