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Learning Disabilities

Relevant Sites

Minnesota Adult Basic Education Disabilities
This site contains information frequently requested by Minnesota ’s adult education instructors and is accessible by users with disabilities. The material helps equip ABE managers, teachers, volunteers and tutors to provide learning experiences and basic skills that improve the lives of students with disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
This site is a gateway to learning disability information and resources on the web.

Council for Learning Disabilities
The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization concerned about issues related to students with learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA strives to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Articles

Assistive Technology-Meeting the Needs of Adults with Learning Disabilities
Adrienne Riviere
This article includes a sampling of tools and technologies that have been designed or adapted to help improve functional capabilities.

Manager/Administrator
Program Manager's Toolkit
Promising Practices
Starting A Program
Marketing/Recruitment
Starting a Library Based Program
Assessment
Program Management
Reading Instructions/Research
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Family Literacy
GED
Health Literacy
Corrections
Learning Disabilities
Workplace
ESL Online Publication
Technology
International Resources
Financial Literacy
Career Pathways
Online Tutor Training


ESL Instruction and Adults with Learning Disabilities
Robin Schwarz & Lynda Terrill
This digest reviews what is known about adult ESL learners and learning disabilities, suggests ways to identify and assess ESL adults who may have learning disabilities, and offers practical methods for both instruction and teacher training.
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Tips for Self-Advocacy in the Workplace
Dale S. Brown
This article outlines and describes steps that adults with learning disabilities can take to become self-advocates and to request accommodations or services in the workplace.

Resources

Keys to Effective LD Teaching Practice
This 161 page resource book was developed by Tennessee AE practitioners, Bridges to Practice trainers, and a UT professor/psychologist. It shares the action research experiences of a group of teachers as they used various instructional strategies and approaches reflecting "LD appropriate instruction" as described in Bridges to Practice.

Adults with Learning Disabilities-Definitions and Issues
This fact sheet provides: a definition of learning disabilities in adults; a list of common elements found in many useful LD definitions; and a list of areas in which LD may affect life situations of adults.

Learning Disability Resources
The LD Resources web site has been providing resources for people with learning disabilities since 1995.

NIFL Publications on Learning Disabilities
This site includes directories, newsletters and news articles relating to learning disabilities.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
This site contains many links to resources and information pertaining to individuals with disabilities and how to bring accessibility to the World Wide Web to them.


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