Accommodations (For Disabilities)

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Universal Design for Learning Guidelines Version 2.2 (Graphic Organizer)

2018

The UDL Guidelines Graphic Organizer is a tool that can be used to design learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners.

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Accommodations and Compliance Series: Employees with Learning Disabilities

2006

The article gives a general explanation of learning disabilities, states what is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and lists some accommodation ideas for the workplace. It includes several examples of job situations and how the employee was provided with an accommodation to help them succeed.

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Adults with Learning Disabilities: A Review of the Literature

2002

In this literature review, the authors report on the research and current knowledge regarding adults with learning disabilities. The literature review covers a number of areas including defining learning disabilities and their affects, determining if adults have LD, reviewing effective teaching and support strategies, and giving some implications for research, policy, and practice.

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Building the Bridge Between Community College and Work For Students with Learning Disabilities

2002

This article presents information to assist students with LD, counselors and employers to build the bridge between community college and work. Students must learn to articulate how their LD impacts them in a variety of situations, especially those requiring learning and performing work related tasks. Preparing for job interviews, anticipating barriers throughout the employment process, and developing ways to mitigate these barriers are essential skills that must be learned.

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The Neurobiology of Reading and Dyslexia

2007

This article summarizes the research in the area of dyslexia (the most common type of LD) in a very user-friendly manner. It emphasizes the need for appropriate and effective accommodations for learners with dyslexia along with some concrete examples.

Readers should be aware that there are two articles available when opening this resource link.  The second, and very helpful article, is provided below the first article – keep scrolling down.

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Charting the Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Learning Disabilities

2010

This guide aims to help youth service professionals better understand issues related to learning disabilities so they can help youth with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning disabilities develop individual strategies that will enable them to succeed in the workplace.

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Making Universal Design a Reality

2007

This article reports on a project at Renton Technical College in Washington State with a goal to provide a complete LD service system that creates a learner-friendly environment for students with learning disabilities.

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Learning Disability: Life after High School

2006

In this article, the authors provide guidelines and summarize research on the challenges faced by adults with LD when transitioning to post-secondary schooling and employment. It also highlights issues around disclosure of learning disabilities and requesting appropriate accommodations for a course of study in college or to perform essential functions on the job.

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Keys to Effective LD Teaching Practice: The Teaching/Learning Process (Chapter 4)

2002

This chapter from a larger publication describes three key guidelines for LD-appropriate instructional design and includes a discussion of specific teaching strategies for the content areas of reading, spelling, and math.

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What Is Dysgraphia?

2006

This article talks about writing disabilities also known as dysgraphia. It indicates that learners having trouble with written expression will benefit from instructional accommodations and remediation to improve their writing skills.

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