Learning Disabilities

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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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Getting Started with Assistive Technology

2007

This article gives an overview of the most common categories of assistive technology (AT) that support literacy and language development.

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Graphic Organizers with UDL

2003

This paper discusses the research evidence for the effectiveness of graphic organizers.

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Guidance and Career Counselors’ Toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options

2006

This toolkit is intended to help guidance and career counselors to better assist high school students with disabilities to transition into postsecondary education and employment. 

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Learning to Achieve: A Review of the Research Literature on Employment Experiences and Outcomes

2010

This literature review builds upon and supplements the research review and analyses conducted by A Review of the Research Literature on Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities.

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Learning to Achieve: A Professional’s Guide to Educating Adults with Learning Disabilities

2010

This companion guide to the training is a stand-alone resource for professionals who work with adults with LD and haven't taken the Learning to Achieve training. 

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Adult Learners
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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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Graphic Organizers: Power Tools for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

2007

This article explains what graphic organizers are, for whom they are intended, how they work, and how they can used to improve reading and writing comprehension as well as for content learning.

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Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities

2011

 Assistive Technology can offer powerful tools to students with learning disabilities by providing remedial or compensatory support in the classroom and for independent learning. This article includes an overview of various hardware, software and low tech tools for students and teachers with a focus on literacy and a mention of available math tools. While there is an emphasis on middle and high school, many of the tools described are useful for adult learners.

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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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