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Region II Online Course Pilot: Numeracy and LD - Session 1 ANI-PD Guidelines

Course pilot participants: use this discussion thread to explore your thoughts on the recent research in adult numeracy instruction from the Numeracy Instruction and Adults with Learning Disabilities online course. **ALL LINCS community members are invited to join in!**

Techniques: Working with Adults with Learning Disabilities

Hi all,

I was researching something on LD and found a 1995 ERIC re-print on teaching strategies for adults with LD.  Although it is almost 20 years old, it still includes some universal techniques that may be of interest to you.  It can also be downloaded and photocopied at no cost.

ERIC ED381625: Techniques: Working with Adults with Learning Disabilities. (1995)

https://archive.org/stream/ERIC_ED381625#page/n1/mode/2up

Rochelle Kenyon, SME

Question: Screening Instruments to Determine the Possible Presence of Learning Disability

Hi group members,

I have been asked to post this question for an adult education/GED teacher in a northeast state.

 

We are looking to establish a screening process to identify undiagnosed LD in our GED students.  Can your members answer some questions for us?

1.  Is there a step-by-step process that is being used successfully for LD screening?

2.  Are there specific instruments that are easy to use?

3.  Are there free screening tools or do they have to be purchased?

 

Tags: screening, LD

Post Secondary/College and Learning Disabilities

Hi group members,

According to research statistics, 79% of students with learning-disabilities do not pursue a four-year degree.

Are you aware that there is a well-known 4-year college that is only for students with Learning Disabilities?  That institution is Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida.  It offers classes of no more than 15 in size.  Students are given learning accommodations such as one-on-one attention, voice-to-speech technologies, learning spaces with minimal distractions, hands-on-activities, and printed lecture notes.

Online Course: Numeracy and LD - My Next Steps Plan

Teacher facing camera, with students visible over her shoulderUse this discussion thread to post a reply outlining your Next Steps plan from the Numeracy Instruction and Adults with Learning Disabilities online course.

Online Course: Numeracy and LD - Instructional Strategies

Math teacher - Rick, from the courseUse this discussion thread to explore thoughts on how the information on instructional strategies that address problems in learning math content from the Numeracy Instruction and Adults with Learning Disabilities online course might impact your professional practice.

Online Course: Numeracy and LD - Accommodations

Woman creating bar graph with colored sticky notes on large notepaperUse this discussion thread to explore thoughts on how the information on specific accommodations that can assist adults in math problem solving from the Numeracy Instruction and Adults with Learning Disabilities online course might

Online Course: Numeracy and LD - ANI-PD Guidelines

Building on Foundations for Success Report coverUse this discussion thread to explore your thoughts on the recent research in adult numeracy instruction from the Numeracy Instruction and Adults with Learning Disabilities online course.

Post a 'Reply' with your thoughts, using the following question to guide your reflections:

Dyscalculia, the Math Learning Disability - Video

Hello group members,

Has anyone had experience with students/clients diagnosed with Dyscalculia, the math learning disability?  How did that affect the instructional strategies you used in the classroom with that person?

Here is an interesting informational video on Dyscalculia by Dr. Sheldon Horowitz from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) for those wanting more information.

Learning Disabilities and the Upcoming 5th Edition of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM)

Hi group members,

In another discussion thread, mention was made about the possibility of LD not being included as a coded disability in the next year's DSM.  Here is some updated information about that~

When the revised version of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM) is published in May, 2013, dyslexia and other types of learning disabilities will be included. That is an important accomplishment for the field.  Dr. Sheldon Horowitz from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has stated:

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