Accommodating emotionally impaired

On the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Timothy scored 8.1 in reading and 8.9 in language.

In math overall, he scored only a 2.3, indicating a significant discrepancy.

Timothy's progress will be slow but steady, and his fear of math should gradually diminish.

Bernadette is 43 years old with nine children and five grandchildren. Bernadette dropped out of high school at 16 when she became pregnant with her first child. Her husband was substantially older than she and convinced Bernadette that she was not capable of handling money.

Adult education teachers need to individualize instruction for students who have learning disabilities in math.

According to the National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, "it is estimated that 50 percent to 80 percent of students in Adult Basic Education and literacy programs are affected by learning disabilities," (1995, p. The implications of such a staggering statistic for the adult basic education (ABE) teacher are worth further investigation.

In this article, we will look at some common profiles of learning disabled learners and strategies you can use in your math class to meet their specific learning needs.

These disorders are intrinsic to the individual and presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction.

A learning disability may occur concomitantly with other handicapping conditions such as sensory impairment, mental retardation, social and emotional disturbance.

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