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Title:  Adaptation/Accommodations/Technology

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Accommodations; Webliography

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/adaptations.htm

Abstract/Summary: Resource discusses adaptations and accommodations, assistive technology, and costs.


Title:  Career Voyages

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Skills ID

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.careervoyages.gov/index.cfm

Abstract/Summary: This is a government site providing information helpful for choosing careers, including realistic pictures of jobs in a variety of sectors and projected growth rates of various occupations.


Title:  A Different Way of Learning – The Employee with a Learning Disability

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer; Administrator

Key Words:               LD success stories; Accommodations; Disclosure; Self-advocacy; Skills ID; Business best practices

Publication Date:      1996

URL:                          http://jimbrodie.com/VideoClips/clip-ld.wmv

Abstract/Summary: This online video features four adults with Learning Disabilities at their places of employment explaining the adaptations they use to be successful.


Title:  Equipped for the Future: Work Readiness Credential:Profile

Audience:                 Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Skills ID

Publication Date:      2003

URL:                          http://eff.cls.utk.edu/workreadiness/work_readiness.htm

Abstract/Summary: Profile enumerates skills needed by entry level workers in order to complete various tasks, also listed (and based on SCANS categories).


Title:  Fact Sheet: Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Audience:                  Teacher; Employer

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Webliography

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.onestops.info/article.php?article_id=45

Abstract/Summary: This fact sheet provides information about attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, some characteristics to look for in an employee, and a resource list for additional information.


Title:  Fact Sheet: Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher; Employer

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Webliography

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.onestops.info/article.php?article_id=47&subcat_id=15

Abstract/Summary: This fact sheet provides general information about learning disabilities, some characteristics to look for in an employee, and a resource list for additional info.


Title:  Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; ADA

Publication Date:      1999-

URL:                          http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

Abstract/Summary: The Job Accommodation Network is a free consulting service of the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy that provides information about job accommodations, the ADA, and the employability of people with disabilities.


Title:  Learning Disabilities Adaptations & Accommodations Guide

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2001

URL:                          http://www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications/LDGuide/index.htm

Abstract/Summary: After a brief introduction to understanding learning disabilities and accommodations, this guide lays out a framework to match adaptations to a variety of literacy skills.


Title:  Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technologies

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; LD success stories

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.gatfl.org/ldguide/default.htm

Abstract/Summary: This online guide contains information about learning disabilities and what types of assistive technologies are currently available. A glossary of terms, a resource list, and individual success stories are included.


Title:  Learning Disabilities and Career Development

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.cete.org/acve/docgen.asp?tbl=pab&ID=110

Abstract/Summary: This Brief reviews research on the career development needs of persons with learning disabilities and describes practices to assist them with the process of gaining and maintaining employment.


Title:  Learning Disabilities Association of America

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Accommodations; Disclosure; Self-advocacy; ADA

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldaamerica.org/index.cfm

Abstract/Summary: This website provides support for adults with Learning Disabilities and their parents and teachers by providing information on understanding learning disabilities and negotiating the help the person needs to be successful.


Title:  Learning Disabilities in the Workplace: A Professional Development Packet

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://pro-net2000.org/CM/content_files/95.pdf

Abstract/Summary: Learning Disabilities in the Workplace was designed as a training module for adult literacy providers. It is divided into 2 three-hour sessions that have been field tested in a variety of different settings. If providers are new to adult education in the workplace or working with adults with disabilities they may need to spend more time on specific sections. The first three hour session is an awareness session that will help participants understand what learning disabilities are and recognize the consequences of those disabilities on performance in the workplace. The nature and characteristics of learning disabilities and their relationship to the SCANS competencies, skills, and personal qualities are discussed. An overview of screening and diagnostic testing for LD is presented. Self-determination, self-advocacy, and disclosure, as well as the importance of these issues to the full and independent functioning of adults in the workplace are also discussed.


Title:  Making Choices about Learning and Work

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Self-advocacy; Skills ID

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/making_choices.htm

Abstract/Summary: Curriculum options for an adult with LD would include basic skills, learning strategies, critical content, social skills, and self-advocacy.  Each area is explained providing key curricular elements and resources for teaching.


Title:  National Center for Learning Disabilities: LD InfoZone

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Disclosure; Self-advocacy

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/445/389/

Abstract/Summary: InfoZone provides an extensive collection of LD information across the nation including fact sheets and research reports on many topics.  There are links to sections on Living with LD, LD on the Job, and Legal Rights.


Title:  Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Webliography

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                         
http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/nonverbal

Abstract/Summary: Resource contains abstracts and links to information about nonverbal Learning Disabilities.


Title:  Social Skills and Adults with Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher; Employer

Key Words:               Comprehensive

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6010

Abstract/Summary: This is a narrative of how Learning Disabilities can affect social skills.


Title:  Succeeding in the Workplace: Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD

Key Words:               Comprehensive

Publication Date:      1994

Abstract/Summary: This book discusses coping with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder in the workplace. It is designed to assist individuals with ADD and learning disabilities and their advocates. It is a collaborative effort of physicians, psychologists, and lawyers who combine their expertise with personal experiences. The sections included are: attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities in adults, strategies, accommodations, how to find the right job, how to get the right job, how to advance and handle trouble if it arises, related issues, and legal rights. The information contained in this book is comprehensive and a practical guide for those with ADD or Learning Disabilities in or entering into the workplace.


Title:  Transitions: Issues for the Adult Learner with Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher; Administrator

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices

Publication Date:      1997

URL:                          http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/ld/archive/linkv4n1.htm

Abstract/Summary: This newsletter should be helpful to program administrators and teachers in considering the special needs of adults with learning disabilities and in planning services that are both effective and responsive to this population.


Title:  Understanding Processing Deficits

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6376

Abstract/Summary: This information is presented in the form of a table listing 14 different processing deficits, their manifestations, and strategies to facilitate success.

 


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