Learning Disabilities – Intake, screening & learning profiles

Adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD: assessment and accommodation.
Noël Gregg. New York: Guilford Press, 2009.
»This book offers comprehensive information on how to conduct evidence-based assessments of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD, and how to select appropriate instructional and testing accommodations. Particular attention is paid to supporting students transitioning from high school to higher education or vocational settings. The importance of integrating test scores with behavioural observations and background information is emphasized. It is designed to be used as a reference book or a textbook.

Destination literacy: identifying and teaching adults with learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada. Ottawa, ON: The Association, 1999.
»This resource includes screening and academic assessment of adults at risk for learning disabilities, teaching strategies, and lesson ideas.

Diagnostic adult literacy assessment for beginning readers (DALA).(Kit)

Pat Campbell. Edmonton, AB: Grass Roots Press. 2010.
»This tool is designed to measure the literacy skills of very beginning readers in order to design individualized lesson plans and measure progress. It includes an activity book used in testing, a DVD that demonstrates how to administer the subtests and how to teach beginning readers, a manual on teaching beginning readers, an alphabet card deck and a photo story book.

Learning challenges assessment tool for adult literacy learners.
Sara Maggio. Hamilton, ON: Adult Basic Education Association of Hamilton-Wentworth, 2005.
»This comprehensive tool identifies learning challenges and learning strengths for training plan development and offers specific learning strategies and accommodations.

Learning disabilities training: a new approach.
Judith Anne Fowler. London, ON: Literacy Link South Central, 2003. Also available at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/research/ldtrain/cover.htm
»This manual contains five modules on learning disabilities, with each module incorporating a case study that helps link theory to practice. The modules provide information on the nature of learning disabilities, screening and assessment processes, developing training plans and effective instructional approaches, and selecting accommodations.

Learning disabilities training: phase II : screening tools, strategies, and employment.
Judith Anne Fowler & Jennifer Hunt. London, ON: Literacy Link South Central, 2004. Also available at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/research/ldtrain/tools/cover.htm
»This second phase of training is more detailed with more screening tools, and has a greater emphasis on supporting learners entering employment.

Revealing minds: assessing to understand and support struggling learners.
Craig Pohlman. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
»This is a guide for assessing learning problems in school-aged children based on the philosophy of All Kinds of Minds. It stresses the importance of identifying a student’s assets and uncovering factors causing learning problems.

Screening for success and Screening for success: training manual.
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada. Ottawa, ON: Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, 2001.
»The training manual serves a reference resource and tool kit for screening adults at risk for learning disabilities. It contains reproducible activities, overheads, and fact sheets.

Screening tool: interview techniques and best practices. (DVD + questionnaire)
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada. Ottawa, ON: Learning Disabilities Association of Canad, 2008.
»This DVD demonstrates how to use the screening questionnaire that was first developed in Screening for Success. This version of the questionnaire has been slightly modified.

Special needs assessment procedures.
Pat Hatt. Toronto, ON: Toronto District School Board, 1995.
»This concise manual for literacy assessors looks at adapting assessment processes to give equal access to people with cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, motor disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and sensory disabilities.

Time for a change: learning disabilities or abilities?
Debbie Cybulski. Victoria, BC: Learning Disabilities Association of BC, South Vancouver Island Chapter, 2011.
»This guide was written to help literacy tutors and their adult students understand the often hidden impacts of learning disabilities or unmet learning needs. The first section provides information and tools to help tutors gather information about a student’s past experiences as a learner using a strength-based perspective. The second section provides information and worksheets on addressing negative self talk and identifying learning style and appropriate learning strategies.