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Title Learning disabilities, literacy, and adult education / edited by Susan A. Vogel and Stephen Reder
Published Baltimore : P.H. Brookes Pub. Co., [1998]


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Description xvii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Foreword / Paul Simon -- Sect. I. Introduction. Ch. 1. Adults with Learning Disabilities: What Learning Disabilities Specialists, Adult Literacy Educators, and Other Service Providers Want and Need to Know / Susan A. Vogel. Ch. 2. The Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and Adults with Learning Disabilities in Adult Education and Transition to Employment / Laura F. Rothstein. Ch. 3. Educational Attainment of Adults with Learning Disabilities / Susan A. Vogel and Stephen Reder. Ch. 4. Literacy Education for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Perspectives from the Adult Education Side of the Mirror / Jovita M. Ross-Gordon -- Sect. II. Screening and Assessment. Ch. 5. The National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center: Standards, Criteria, Procedures, and Strategies for Screening and Teaching Adults with Learning Disabilities / Neil Sturomski, Keith Lenz and David Scanlon [et al.]. Ch. 6. The Rationale, Components, and Usefulness of Informal Assessment of Adults with Learning Disabilities / Nancie A. Payne. Ch. 7. PowerPath to Adult Basic Learning: A Diagnostic Screening System for Adults Who Are at High Risk for Being Diagnosed as Having Learning Disabilities / Laura P. Weisel. Ch. 8. Screening and Diagnosis of Dyslexia in Adults in the United Kingdom / Angela J. Fawcett and Roderick I. Nicolson. Ch. 9. Screening and Assessment Results of the Learning Disabilities Initiative: Identification of Individuals with Learning Disabilities in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program / Melinda Giovengo, Elizabeth J. Moore and Glenn Young -- Sect. III. Instructional Strategies. Ch. 10. Professional Development in Learning Disabilities for Adult Literacy Providers / Blanche Podhajski. Ch. 11. Matching Student Needs to Instruction: Teaching Reading and Spelling Using the Wilson Reading System / Barbara A. Wilson. Ch. 12. Math Literacy: The Real-Life Math Demands of Adulthood / James R. Patton, Mary E. Cronin and Diane S. Bassett. Ch. 13. Literacy for Adults with Learning Disabilities Through Assistive Technology / Marshall H. Raskind -- Sect. IV. Employment Issues. Ch. 14. Developing Abilities-Based Literacy and Employment Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities / Rob Crawford. Ch. 15. Learning Disability Characteristics and Job Success: A Holistic Situational Assessment Model for Vocational Planning / James R. Koller and Gregory A. Holliday. Ch. 16. Off the Beaten Path: A Model for Employment Success for Adults with Learning Disabilities / Henry B. Reiff -- Sect. V. Future Directions in Learning Disabilities, Literacy, and Adult Education. Ch. 17. Reflections on Theory, Practice, and Research: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know / Stephen Reder -- App. A. Accommodations -- App. B. Technology for Adults with Learning Disabilities: A Product Resource List -- App. C. Information Resources and Clearinghouses
Summary Targeting issues critical to assessment and intervention, this resource devotes attention to learning disabilities (LD) and literacy in adults. Focusing on the diverse needs of students within adult programs, the book describes: how and when to screen for LD, the pros and cons of identification of adults with LD, specific methods for teaching adults who have LD. It introduces a variety of diagnostic systems for screening adults who are at high risk for having a learning disability. And when areas of difficulty are identified, this practical and positive guide details plans for matching student needs to instructional strategies in literacy and math skills. Furthermore, revealing case studies illustrate how adults with LD can make smooth and successful transitions from educational settings to the workplace
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Adult education -- United States.
Functional literacy -- United States.
Learning disabled -- Education -- United States.
Learning disabled -- United States -- Identification.
Author Reder, Stephen M.
Vogel, Susan Ann.
LC no. 98007641
ISBN 1557663475