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Learning Challenges for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Mark P. Mostert and Lucinda S. Spaulding

in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390483
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195390483.013.0137

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Learning Challenges for Adults with Learning Disabilities

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Similar to school-aged children with a learning disability (LD), adults with LD experience unique challenges as they transition from high school and enter postsecondary institutions and the workplace. This chapter discusses the characteristics of adults with LD and their learning challenges as they adapt to increasing demands in higher education and the workforce. Laws related to accommodating adults with LD in postsecondary institutions and work settings are addressed, and the skills and strategies necessary for adults with LD to successfully transition from dependence to independence are also detailed.

Keywords: learning disability; adults; transition; postsecondary accommodations; self-advocacy; self-determination; legislation

Article.  11634 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Educational Psychology

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