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Learning Disabilities in Adults

1. My topic is about the experiences of adults with LD, factors influencing their successful adjustment to adult life in such areas as work and school. Include either articles or a discussion on other factors such as assessment, legal issues and strategies for adult educators and counselors. All information is welcome including articles and links for articles to get me started. I need to draw on 7 sources for my paper. Thanks.

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1. My topic is about the experiences of adults with LD, factors influencing their successful adjustment to adult life, and strategies for adult educators and counselors. All information is welcome including an article to get me started. I need to draw on 7 sources for my essay. Thanks.

According to the Learning Disabilities Association:

"The impact of learning disabilities is lifelong. The issues that made school work so challenging as a child crop up again in the workplace and even in our homes. Paper work and reports at work; keeping up with bills and - back to school again! - helping our children with their homework can be a struggle.

Whether you grew up knowing you had a learning disability and received special education services, or you have struggled with learning difficulties without ever knowing exactly what your problems were, you are probably now in command of a number of techniques that make life easier. Over the years, you have figured out ways to get and keep track of the information you need, and developed systems for helping you get and stay organized. Here you can find even more avenues to success at work, in your relationships, and in the community" (http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/adults/index.asp).

Interestingly, I have also located one article that addresses these issues, which I attached for convenience.

Title: Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Publication Date: 1998-00-00
Author: Kerka, Sandra
Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Career and Vocational Education Columbus OH
(see attachment).

2. I need to draw on 7 sources for my essay.

This article lists 13 references in the bibliography that you will be able to use as sources for your essay as well. However, on the Learning Disability Association Website, ...

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This solution discusses how learning disabilities (LD) presents in adulthood. It also provides links for articles that address factors such as assessment, screening and evaluation, and how LD impacts school, work, and social/emotional development, legal and special population issues. An article is attached which discusses adult education and counselling for adults with LD. In total, supplemented with links for 27 highly relevant articles on learning disabilities in adults.

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