This resource was developed to expand the abilities of adult foundational learning practitioners to work effectively with adults with reading difficulties.
Provides practitioners with information from the fields of learning disabilities and reading research.
Builds awareness of the reading process. Where does reading break down for this learner? How can I help?
Provides instructional strategies and resources that are effective for learners with LDs – and for all learners.
Adds to understanding of strategies to support social-emotional challenges of adult learners.
Builds an awareness of “red flags” for learning disabilities to help guide instruction and decisions about pursuing a psycho-educational assessment.
Rising to the Reading Challenges of Adult Learners - videos - This is a set of 3 instructional videos that demonstrate a selection of reading strategies adult literacy practitioners can use with adult learners.
Reading Connections - This is a screening tool to determine and understand the underlying sources of reading difficulties in adults with very limited literacy and foundational skills. It supports the planning of reading instruction using a strengths-based approach.
Developed by CanLearn Society, supported by Calgary Learns with funding support provided by Alberta Advanced Education.