Steps to Independence for People with Learning Disabilities
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- Brief Synopsis:
- The booklet is designed to help learning disabled (LD) adults become economically independent and fulfill their potential.
- Long Synopsis:
- The booklet is designed to help learning disabled (LD) adults become economically independent and fulfill their potential. Introductory chapters define LD and specify such types of LD as auditory perceptual problems, catastrophic responses, directional problems, disinhibition, perceptual problems, and short term memory problems. Psychological effects of never being diagnosed are noted as well as potential dangers of being labeled. Suggestions for securing a professional diagnosis and for diagnosing one's self are given. Parents are encouraged to find practical solutions to family life problems and to teach independent living skills. Vocational aspects are examined, including searching for a job, choosing the right one, and being proud of one's job. Ideas are listed for analyzing strengths and weaknesses to overcome one's own handicap. The importance of social skills training is stressed. Practical coping strategies for dealing with perceptual problems (visual perception, dyslexia, and auditory perception) and central nervous system disorganization (directionality, hyperactivity, disinhibition, catastrophic response, and perseveration) are addressed. A final chapter lists sources of further information, professional help, and self help groups.
- Book Quality:
- Book Size:
- 58 Pages
- Date of Addition:
- Copyright Date:
- Copyrighted By:
- LDA America
- Adult content:
- English US
- Nonfiction, Disability-Related, Self-Help
- Submitted By:
- Alliant International University
- Proofread By:
- Chris Judd
Reviews of Steps to Independence for People with Learning Disabilities (1 review)
Reviewer: Bonita Dearmond
This is an excellent book for parents and teachers of someone with a learning disability. It gives a quick simplified overview of various types of learning problems, and discusses difficulties associated with each one. Practical suggestions are offered to assist in limiting the effects of a disability. The list of support organizations given in this book is very helpful. I have personally used some of them my-self. Most of all, the positive reinforcement for and support of the person with a disability is emphasized in this book.I would consider this to be a wonderful resource for quick reference. I found it to be an excellent review to refresh my memory when working with various types of disabilities. I will refer this book as a good read to others involved with disability issues.