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Adults with Learning Disabilities [microform] : Definitions and Issues
Bib ID 5587556
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
7 p. 
Summary

This fact sheet provides a definition of learning disability (LD) in adults; a list of common elements found in many useful LD definitions; and a list of areas in which LD may affect life situations of adults. The background of the concept of "learning disability" is briefly reviewed, followed by the definition of the Interagency Committee on Learning Disabilities, which was selected for use by the National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center because it reflects current information and issues associated with LD, allows for the presence of learning disabilities at any age, and has wide acceptance in the LD community. Highlights of the definition are pointed out, as are common elements in a variety of LD definitions. Definitions adopted by the U.S. Office of Education in 1977, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, and the Rehabilitation Services Administration are also provided. Finally, a brief discussion identifies areas in which LD impacts adults, including self esteem, education, vocation, social interactions, and independent living. (DB)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.

Contract Number: X257B30002.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adults.  |  Definitions.  |  Learning Disabilities.  |  Quality of Life.  |  Symptoms (Individual Disorders)  |  Interagency Committee on Learning Disabilities National Adult Literacy and Learn Disabil Ctr
Form/genre Information Analyses.
Other authors/contributors Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center
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