Learning To Achieve: Learning Disabilities, Accommodations, Legal Issues, Self-Disclosure & Confidentiality

Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Morning Refreshments and Networking Lunch Provided
Location:OCM BOCES
110 Elwood-Davis Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
Presenters:Literacy NY Trainer
Event Description:

Teachers, Tutors, and Program Managers -- Are you looking for research-proven teaching methods to help struggling learners achieve their goals? Do you have questions about effectively serving adults with learning disabilities -- diagnosed or undiagnosed -- which, according to research, may apply to 50 - 80% of our adult education population?

The Learning to Achieve series provides practitioners with practical strategies developed within the learning disabilities community that work for all of our learners.

We will provide you with a solid definition of LD, and talk about legal issues in serving this population. We will give you valuable reading and writing strategies that work for all of our learners, and talk specifically about how to teach “content,” which applies to HSE, Citizenship, and more. A hallmark of the series is the module on how to teach, utilizing the Explicit Instruction model. We will connect LD and struggling learners to workforce strategies, a topic of importance to learners and programs alike.

Session I Modules:
  • Definition of Learning Disabilities - Focuses on describing the consensus and controversies in the definition of LD, as well as their practical application.
  • Legal Issues, Self-Disclosure, and Confidentiality - Focuses on identifying the legal, self-disclosure and confidentiality issues relevant to adults with LD and service providers working with them.
  • Accommodations - Defines and clarifies accommodations for learners with disabilities. (ONLINE -- Participants will have to complete this module BEFORE the workshop.) Each module should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Once the module AND evaluation (questionnaire) are complete, participants need to print a certificate of completion and bring it to the workshop.

Learning To Achieve: Online Module Access
The online Learning to Achieve (L2A) modules are housed in the LINCS Learning Portal. Please follow the directions provided here: Learning To Achieve - Accommodations

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