|Name||Designing Programs for Adults with Learning Disabilities (Session 1: Understanding Learning Disabilities: Awareness for Adult Educators) (Self-Directed Online)|
This is the first of two online courses from the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) on designing literacy programs to be responsive to the needs of adults with learning disabilities. This first session is an awareness session that will help adult educators understand what learning disabilities are and recognize the characteristics and consequences of those disabilities in the learning environment, whether classroom-based, tutor-led, or technology-based distance learning. This CALPRO online course provides an overview of the assessment process (diagnostic testing versus screening) and outlines the legal rights and responsibilities of the learner and the literacy program (estimated course completion time: up to 15 hours). The second CALPRO course in this series addresses instructional strategies appropriate for teaching adults with learning disabilities. Completion of Session 1 is a pre-requisite for Session 2.
Enrollment verification with Moodle login information will be sent to registrants within one business day of registration.
|Goals||This course is free of charge to all California adult education programs.|
|Facilitator||Identify a working definition of learning disabilities; • Recognize common characteristics of adults with LD and their effect on learning; • Distinguish between screening and diagnostic testing and the uses of each; • Identify the importance of self-determination, self-advocacy, and disclosure to successful learners and workers; • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of learners with LD as well as of literacy providers; • Begin the process of identifying and bringing about necessary changes to make programs more responsive to adults with LD.|
|Contact||Please contact CALPRO at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 916-286-8803 for more information.|