Presentation on theme: "SUPPORTING ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND OTHER SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS: WORKING TOWARD SYSTEMS CHANGE IN OKLAHOMA."— Presentation transcript:
SUPPORTING ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND OTHER SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS: WORKING TOWARD SYSTEMS CHANGE IN OKLAHOMA
Systems Change for LD Adults in Oklahoma Intensive training on Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities and Other Special Learning Needs Training is provided by Nancie Payne and Neil Sturomski Adult Educators become instructional leaders
LD Training Goals in OK Understand adults with LD and other special learning needs Recognize self-esteem and social skill issues Understand the differences between assessments, diagnosis, screening and special needs inventories Learn how to use and apply the Payne Learning Needs Inventory
LD Training Goals in OK Recognize the importance of monitoring and evaluating instructional practices Use effective instructional practices and accommodations Evaluate the appropriateness of the tools used with adult students Access current national and state resources
Supporting LD Adults in Oklahoma Task Force on Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities WIA Incentive Grant Funds Professional Development Support for other State Agencies Assistive Technology Training Additional Professional Development Technical Assistance Project
2004 Results New Special Needs Learners 296 Learners Requesting GED Accommodations 96 Learners with Approved GED Accommodations 55
2004 Results Requests for Additional Information: School Records28 Medical Records 13 Psychological Records 21
2004 Results Referrals: Optometrist/Visual Assessment 122 Audiologist/Hearing Assessment 15 Medical Doctor 45 Psychologist/Psychological Evaluation 45 Vocational or Career Counseling 129
"He who dares to teach must never cease to learn." Richard Henry Dann In Oklahoma, our goal is that teachers and learners become partners in the learning/teaching process. They are co-investigators in determining how the students learn best. To do so means continuous learning for both the student and the adult educator.
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