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Adults with learning disabilities: definitions and issues

Publisher: National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1995

Distributor: National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center

Source Address: 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. 9th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20009-1202

Phone: 202-884-8422

Material Type: Article

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Literacy; Learning Disabilities

The intention of this fact sheet is to raise awareness about the nature of learning disabilities and their impact on the provision of literacy services. It includes a definition of learning disabilities in adults; a list of common elements found in many useful LD definitions; and a list of areas in which LD may affect life situations of adults.

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