Collection: Research Materials
This slide presentation has been prepared for a workshop that introduces participants to learning disabilities in adults.
It begins with a discussion of the impact of learning disabilities on both the individual and on society, followed by an introduction to the broad categories of learning disabilities.
From there, the author goes on to describe in detail a variety of specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). As well, there is information about learning disabilities acquired later in life because of trauma, illness, or chronic stress.
The author discusses the impact of such disabilities and suggests strategies for working with people who have learning challenges.
The workshop is part of the Learning Disabilities and Whole Life Project, which was developed to help adult literacy educators address learning disabilities among their students.
To see the outline for the training workshop, please click here: http://library.nald.ca/item/10886.