Resource Category: Adult & Workplace Literacy

What is Learning Like for ME?: a Community Approach to Learning Disabilities

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Beng Favreau, Literacy Haida Gwaii

This resource contains information about a workshop on learning disabilities in adults for service providers in Haida Gwaii. A subsequently developed tool kit for practitioners covers different learning styles and available resources.

Waking Up to the Possibilities: Angela’s Story

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Video
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Doreen MacLean, with Angela and Dee McRae

A digital story about horses, music, school and dyslexia and how they fit together. The story of Angela, a songwriter, and some of her experiences with dyslexia. Created to raise awareness about the experiences of people with learning disabilities. This was created as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project. Permission has… Keep reading

Time for a Change: Learning Disabilities or Abilities?

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Debbie Cybulski et al

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… Keep reading

Snakes and Ladders for Learning: Learning Disabilities Edition

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Game
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Dee McRae et al

Created for literacy practitioners, tutors and instructors, this game fosters an awareness of the impact of learning disabilities. Complete instructions on how to set up and play the game are accompanied by templates for the playing cards. This was created as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project. Permission has been granted… Keep reading

Self-advocacy for People with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Adult Literacy Educators

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Shelley Hourston

This resource provides an introduction to self-advocacy and a collection of tools and worksheets to help adults with learning disabilities identify and develop their unique strengths and advocacy skills. This was created as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project.

Making Memory Stick

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Video
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Carnegie Learning Centre

This resource consists of a digital story on memory and what helps improve memory, particularly in seniors. The tip sheet summarizes the information in the digital story, including good practices for helping seniors learn. Created for use by instructors, tutors and seniors who are interested in thinking about memory and learning.

Literacy & Digital Storytelling

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Video
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Michelle Lebeau

This resource is a digital story about creating digital stories. It describes a workshop with Colin Ford and how learners became involved in creating digital stories. It is intended for use with tutors, teachers and practitioners, to raise awareness of the effectiveness of combining the strength of storytelling with the power of digital technologies. This… Keep reading

Learning disabilities: simple assessment and proven teaching techniques

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Holly Keutzer

This resource contains tools from an Orton-Gillingham Multisensory workshop conducted at the Northern Lights College, Chetwynd. Workshop presenters were Gloria Olafson and Stephanie Lindstrom of the Fraser Lake chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of British Columbia. The first tool is a chart describing common areas of deficit, their possible impacts on a student, and… Keep reading

Addressing learning disabilities with the medicine wheel

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Video
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Lisa Fisher & Barb Busalacchi

This video shows how the Ts-zil Learning Centre uses the four elements of the medicine wheel to address the needs of First Nations students with learning disabilities. This was created as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project. Permission is granted for non-commercial educational use.

Learning Disabilities and Whole Life Learning Project

  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilites

The “Whole Life” project was a two-year professional development and training project to support adult literacy educators to address learning disabilities (LD) in their practice settings. The content of the project website is stored at www.decoda.ca/learning-disabilities-and-whole-life-project/