LD Frisby General Session Panel

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Practitioners’ Task Force on Adults with Learning Disabilities : 

Practitioners’ Task Force on Adults with Learning Disabilities 'Creating a Statewide Delivery System for Adults with Learning Disabilities – One TAP at a Time'

Gerald Frisby, Co-Chair: 

Gerald Frisby, Co-Chair Introduction of panel members Development of 'Creating a Statewide Delivery System for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Florida' Purpose of Technical Assistance Papers    

Monica Hayes, PTF Member: 

Monica Hayes, PTF Member Technical Assistance Paper 'The Rights and Responsibilities of Adults with Learning Disabilities and Service Providers'

Rights and Responsibilities: 

Rights and Responsibilities Individuals with disabilities are entitled to: Protections and services afforded by federal and state laws and regulations Laws are implemented by: Policies and procedures are monitored by federal and local governances and upheld by the courts

Rights and Responsibilities: 

Rights and Responsibilities Included in the TA Paper Specific rights of Adults with Learning Disabilities Specific responsibilities of Adults with Learning Disabilities Rights of the Providers Responsibilities of Providers Resources

Rights and Responsibilities: 

Rights and Responsibilities For more information on the Rights and Responsibilities of Adults with LD andamp; Service Providers and to receive a copy of the TAP, please come to our concurrent session on Thursday, May 31st 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. SEE YOU THERE!

Meryl Eisenberg, PTF Member: 

Meryl Eisenberg, PTF Member Technical Assistance Paper 'Screening for Students with Learning Disabilities in Adult Education Programs'

Screening for Learning Disabilities in Adult Education Programs: 

Screening for Learning Disabilities in Adult Education Programs Included in the Technical Assistance Paper Description of Recent National and State Initiatives that have Focused on Serving Adults with LD The Role of Screening Selecting Screening Tools Recommended Screening Instruments Informed Consent andamp; Confidentiality Screening vs Diagnostic Testing When Screening is Appropriate When to Refer for Additional Testing Which May Lead to a Diagnosis of LD

Screening Process: 

Screening Process The process of collecting information through a variety of sources over time that would lead to the conclusion that an individual might be significantly at-risk for a specific condition such as a learning disability. Although screening alone does not identify whether a person has a learning disability, it is a first step in determining whether further testing should be considered.

Need for Screening: 

Need for Screening Based on clear evidence that a large percentage of adults with LD in adult education programs are under-identified and under-served, the process of screening for LD was identified as a clear element needing attention. It has been estimated that 50-80% of students in ABE and literacy programs with low literacy skills may have a suspected or diagnosed learning disability. (Florida’s Bridges to Practice)

Role of Screening: 

Role of Screening If a learner is consistently struggling with learning the basics of reading, writing, math, communication, social, and work skills, reports negative past learning experiences, and/or a history of learning difficulties, then local programs are encouraged to administer an appropriate screening tool. It will then be up to the learner to pursue further screening or diagnostic testing.

Recommended Screening Tools: 

Recommended Screening Tools Washington State Learning Needs Screening, aka, Washington 13 Adult Learning Disabilities Screening (ALDS) Empire State Screening (Spanish speakers) Powerpath to Adult Basic Learning Diagnostic Screening Attention Difficulties Screening Scotopic Sensitivity Screening

Screening: 

Screening For more information on Screening for Students with LD in Adult Education, and to receive a copy of the TAP, please come to our concurrent session on Thursday, May 31st 10:45 -11:45 a.m. SEE YOU THERE!

Patrick Mulvihill, PTF Member: 

Patrick Mulvihill, PTF Member Technical Assistance Paper 'Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities in Adult Education Programs'

Accommodations: 

Accommodations Included in the Technical Assistance Paper Responsibilities of Students Responsibilities of Educational Providers Developing andamp; Implementing Section 504 Plan Instructional Accommodations Testing Accommodations Basic Skill Exemption Information

Accommodations : 

Accommodations Accommodations are adjustments that are made, in either instruction or assessments, that are appropriate or necessary to enable adults with learning disabilities to fully participate in school.

Accommodations: 

Accommodations …any change to a classroom environment or task that permits an individual with a disability to: participate in the classroom process perform the essential tasks of the class enjoy benefits and privileges of classroom participation equal to those enjoyed by adult learners without disabilities.

Accommodations: 

Accommodations 'Level the playing field,' similar to a ‘handicap’ awarded in bowling or golf; Are in no way intended to modify a program or give the student with LD any advantage; Involve a wide range of techniques and support systems that help individuals with disabilities work around limitations that result from their disability; and Are a key component to a student’s success

Accommodations: 

Accommodations Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Americans with Disabilities Act of 190 (ADA) Florida Educational Equity Act Section 508 (added to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and amended in 1998)

Accommodations: 

Accommodations For more information on the Accommodations Process and to receive a copy of the TAP, please come to our concurrent session on Thursday, May 31st 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. SEE YOU THERE!

Thank you : 

Thank you  Gerry Frisby frisbyg@dbcc.edu Monica Hayes Monica.Hayes@fldoe.org Meryl Eisenberg meryl.eisenberg@browardschools.com Patrick Mulvihill Patmfl@aol.com

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