Learning to Achieve
Research-Based Resources and Professional Development to Increase Achievement of Adults with Learning Disabilities
Learning to Achieve is designed to build teacher effectiveness in providing instruction for adults with learning disabilities. It includes an integrated set of research-based resources, professional development materials, and a train-the-trainer model.
Learning to Achieve: A Review of the Research Literature on Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities
An extensive literature review serves as a foundational document reflecting the current knowledge base in assessment, English language learners, accommodations, teaching methods, transition, and impact of Learning Disabilities (LD).
Learning to Achieve: A Review of the Research Literature on Employment Experiences and Outcomes for Youth and Adults with Learning Disabilities
This review specifically targets research on adults in the areas of employment, adult education, and career development.
Learning to Achieve: A Professional’s Guide to Educating Adults with Learning Disabilities
This companion guide to the training is a stand-alone resource for professionals who work with adults with LD. The chapters cover relevant characteristics of adults with LD, matched with descriptions and examples of practical intervention strategies. A major theme in research and practice is that effective interventions are appropriate and effective for all adult learners—good instruction is good instruction.
The Professional Development
Learning to Achieve provides three training options – a Train-the-Trainer week-long Institute; state and/or local level professional development training sessions; or on-demand, self-paced online learning modules. All of the options use the same set of rigorously reviewed materials covering core concepts such as, the definition of LD, reading disabilities, and explicit instruction techniques. The LINCS Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs) coordinate the delivery of the Learning to Achieve Train-the-Trainer Institute while state and/or local level entities coordinate the professional development training sessions provided by an approved LINCS national trainer.