Learning Disabilities – In the workplace

Adult dyslexia: a guide for the workplace.
Gary Fitzgibbon & Brian O’Connor. Chichester: Wiley, 2002.
»Provides practical advice on how to create the right workplace environment for dyslexics to thrive.Includes practical tools such as an adult dyslexia screening check list and a seven-step procedure for counseling adult dyslexics.

Benchmarking: a guide to hiring and managing persons with learning disabilities.
Carter Hammett et al. Toronto, ON: ALDER, 2005.
»This resource looks at different types of learning disabilities, their accommodations, recruitment and retention strategies, workplace literacy and other contemporary workplace issues.

Computers for deaf learners.(Online)
Workplace Education Manitoba. Winnipeg, Man.: WEM, 2007.
Available at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/learning/deaf/deaf.pdf

Conscious competence: a skills training program for mentoring persons with learning disabilities.
Carter Hammett. Toronto, ON: ALDER, 2005.
»This guide provides a blueprint for organizations in all sectors that might be interested in setting up a mentoring program for persons with learning disabilities.

Employability skills curriculum. 4th ed.
Jo Acampora. Victoria, BC: Aspect, 2007.
»This comprehensive, adult-based curriculum is designed to help introduce adults to recognizing employability skills, self-assessing, planning skills development activities, developing skills and giving/getting feedback. Subjects include: Self Awareness, Self Esteem, Communication, Goal Setting, Problem-Solving, Conflict Resolution, Feedback and Criticism, Time Management, Learning Styles and Assertiveness.

Job Fit. Book1, book 2, and facilitator’s guide.
Rona Satov. Toronto: Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, 2004.
»Job-Fit was developed to assist people who may have learning disabilities to become more effective at finding and keeping a job. Designed for the learner, Job Fit 1 gives practical information about learning disabilities, how to understand your assessment and identify strengths and difficulties, and learning strategies you can use. Job Fit 2 has chapters on setting employment goals and becoming job ready. The Facilitator’s Guide contains information to assist a facilitator to better understand learning disabilities and their impact on clients.

Learning disabilities: learning from the source. (DVD)

Workplace Development Council of Seattle – King County. Seattle, Wa.: Workplace Development Council of Seattle – King County, 2003.
»Eight adults with a variety of learning disabilities talk about how they found out about their learning disability, how they feel about it, whether they tell others, what their strengths are, what helps them learn, their goals, and advice they’d offer to others. Also included are comments from an employment specialist and a teacher.

Learning to achieve: a review of the research literature on employment experiences and outcomes for youth and adults with learning disabilities. (Online)
George P. Tilson & Saundra Hathaway. Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy, 2010.
Available at http://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/L2AWorkforceLitReview2010.pdf

Literacy, employment and youth with learning disabilities: aligning workforce development policies and programs. (Online)
Marianne Mooney & Heidi Silver-Pacuilla. Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy, 2010.
Available at http://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/LiteracyEmployment2010.pdf

Supporting learners with dyslexia in workplace learning.
Rachel Davies & Heather Hardie. Leicester: NIACE.
»This resource focuses on the issues affecting support for people with dyslexia engaged in workplace learning, such as confidentiality and flexibility, as well as suggesting support strategies, resources and assessment tools that may be of use to learners with dyslexia.

Tips for self-advocacy in the workplace.(Online)

Dale S. Brown. Washington, DC: LD Online, 2008.
Available at http://www.ldonline.org/article/Tips_for_Self-Advocacy_in_the_Workplace