Literacy Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities / Edition 1

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Giordano (special education and developmental disabilities, New Mexico State U.) provides a developmental basis for adult literacy education and criteria for diagnosing adult literacy. He then describes six popular programs for teaching developmentally disabled adults to read: computer-assisted, skills-based, whole language, psychoeducational, programs that employ children's materials, and programs for functional literacy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565936294
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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Nicholas J. Giordano is the James Huber Distinguished Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics at Purdue University. In 2003, he was named Teacher of the Year for the state of Indiana and was also awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching at Purdue. Giordano earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and is a respected researcher in the field of nanoscience.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Issues in Adult Literacy 1
Ch. 2 The Developmental Basis for Adult Literacy Education 17
Ch. 3 Diagnosing Adult Literacy 29
Ch. 4 Literacy Instruction for Adults With Developmental Disabilities 69
Ch. 5 Computer-Assisted Literacy Programs 83
Ch. 6 Skills-Based Programs 105
Ch. 7 Whole Language Programs 143
Ch. 8 Psychoeducational Programs 163
Ch. 9 Programs That Employ Children's Materials 189
Ch. 10 Functional Reading Programs 203
Ch. 11 Multicultural Issues 221
Ch. 12 Literacy and Transition 233
Ch. 13 Literacy Programs for Persons With Severe Disabilities 263
References 283
Appendix A Materials for a Functional Reading Inventory 313
Appendix B Illustrations for Cued Reading Inventories 327
Index 337
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