Learning Disabilities – Learner stories

Deciphering dyslexia. (DVD)
Knowledge Network. Canada: NFB, 2008.
»This documentary is designed to raise awareness and provide an understanding of dyslexia. By profiling 4 individuals and their families, it illustrates likely causes and scientifically sound strategies for intervention.

Learner stories: LaDS (Literacy and Disabilities Study).

Bow Valley College & Neil Squire Society. Calgary, AB: Bow Valley College, 2005.
»Adults who attended programs that use the SARAW talking computer program wrote these stories.

Learning diff’rently.
Dave McNea & Paul Gallagher. Vancouver, BC: ALDA, 1998.
»Stories from the Adult Learning Development Association.

Legacy of the blue heron: living with learning disabilities.

Harry Sylvester. Farmington, Me.: Oxton House Publishers. 2002. Also available as an audiobook (2003).
»Harry Sylvester overcame serious learning disabilities to lead a productive life. He describes how he persevered through years of puzzlement and frustration. He offers coping techniques for those who face the same challenges, and describes productive strategies for them, and for the agencies that interact with them.

Living our lives.(10 booklets + 1 CD-ROM)

London, UK: DfES, 2001.
»Life stories told by ten people with learning difficulties, offers a resource for learners and tutors.

Portraits of our lives literacy series.

Marguerite Martindale (Ed.). Toronto, ON: Roeher Institute, 1988.
Belonging. Choosing to be proud. Daring to win. Do you have a broken leg? How we see the world. It never occurred to me. It’s about solidarity. Server of people. So much depends on an address.
»The books in this series are based on interviews with individuals who live with a range of disabilities.