Learning Disabilities

Recommendations for Improved Services for Islanders with Learning Disabilities (2004)

This document is the work of the PEI Provincial Joint Working Committee on Learning Disabilities. The committee was established in late 2003 and charged with devising a strategy to improve services to Islanders with learning disabilities. The committee included representatives of the Learning Disabilities Association of Prince Edward Island, the PEI Literacy Alliance, and the PEI departments of Health and Education.

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2008-08-06

Resource for the Identification and Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Disability: High School Program (1999)

The New Brunswick Department of Education supports the inclusion of children with exceptional needs into the regular classroom setting. The inclusion of these children however presents certain challenges for teachers. The Department of Education has developed this document in order to assist teachers to develop teaching plans that meet the needs of the diverse learners in their classrooms.

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2008-06-30

Resource for the Identification and Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Disability (2003)

The New Brunswick Department of Education supports the inclusion of children with exceptional needs into the regular classroom setting. The inclusion of these children however presents certain challenges for teachers. The Department of Education has developed this document in order to assist NB teachers to develop teaching plans that meet the needs of the diverse learners in their classrooms.

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2008-06-30

Toward a "whole life" approach (2007)

A guide to learning disabilities resources for adult literacy educators

This reference guide is written for adult literacy educators looking for resources to support their practice in the area of learning disabilities(LD). The authors treat learning disabilities as a “whole life” issue that shapes not only literacy and learning, but also people’s self-esteem, family and work life.

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2008-02-29

A Conceptual Framework to Guide Professional Development (2007)

Toward a "Whole Life" Perspective on Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings

This review presents a selection of recent research on learning disabilities in adult literacy settings and considers the implications of this research for supporting professional development in adult literacy settings. It includes a conceptual framework that draws together the major strands of learning disability research into a cohesive tool to inform teaching, learning and professional development strategies.

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2008-02-20

Learning Disabilities (2004)

A Guide for Educators who Work with Adult Learners

Many adult learners enrolled in adult literacy and adult basic education programs experience learning difficulties, and different teaching and learning methods are required to help these learners. The Nunavut Literacy Council has partnered with learning disabilities and literacy consultant Pat Hatt to develop this guide to help literacy facilitators and adult educators deal with this challenge.

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2008-01-29

Full Circle (2002)

20 Years of Independent Studies at Frontier College

Full Circle is a book that celebrates and documents the achievements of Frontier College's Independent Studies Program over the past 20 years. The I.S. Program was designed to fill a need "to find ways to integrate all marginalized people, but especially people labelled 'disabled', into a welcoming community of learning."

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2006-10-27

Strategies for Success (2003)

Research Results

This report has been prepared for distribution to all participating program practitioners. We anticipate that these research findings will promote a better understanding within the literacy community of the common struggles practitioners face when working with adults who have learning disabilities and hope it will lead to increased knowledge of the most effective resources and approaches for teaching these learners.

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2006-07-14

Workshop on Literacy and Disabilities (2004)

Workshop Notes

Notes from Workshop on Literacy and Disabilities presented on May 27, 2004 at Frontier College.

The document includes:
- the workshop flyer
- list of persons who attended the workshop, and
- workshop notes

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2006-04-13

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report - Plain Language

This report, written in plain language, is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

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