Literacy Fact Sheets – Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador

Health and Literacy (2012)

In this fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the authors point out that many adults lack adequate health literacy skills.

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2013-05-21

Canadian Adult Literacy Facts (2012)

This document is one of series of fact sheets prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador.

The authors point out that while few people are unable to read at all, many have literacy levels that are lower than what is required to function effectively in today’s world.

Strong literacy skills are linked to better jobs, better health, and greater social engagement.

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2013-05-13

Families and Literacy (2012)

This fact sheet focuses on the role of parents in helping children develop literacy skills.

The authors point out that low literacy is an intergenerational cycle, and improving parents’ skills has a positive effect on the language development of children.

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2013-05-06

Learning Disabilities and Literacy (2012)

The authors of this fact sheet explain that the term “learning disabilities” refers to a number of disorders that can affect the acquisition, organization, understanding, or use of verbal or nonverbal information.

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2013-05-02
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