Learning Disability Screening
According to the National Institute for Learning,
40 - 50% of adults in adult education programs, social service
programs, or employment-seeking programs may have a learning
disability that has kept them from achieving academic and
employment success in their lives. The National Institute
for Literacy, Department of Education, and Office of Vocational
and Adult Education has joined forces with the Department of
Health and Human Services to identify these individuals and
provide education and employment accommodations to support them
in the workplace.
Having a learning disability means that your
brain processes information differently than other people.
The bad news is that information gets lost or crossed as it
travels through your brain. It doesn't mean you're not
smart, but it may mean that you are a lot smarter than you
perform at school or at work. The good news is that there
is something we can do to help you.
Our learning disability specialist can
evaluate you and recommend the specific type of help that you
need to be successful in school and work. We will provide
you with any accommodations that you need to participate in your
Welfare to Work Activity.
Famous People With Learning
See if you can match the following people with
A. Albert Einstein
B. Walt Disney
C. F.W. Woolworth
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
D. Tom Cruise
1. He is an enormously successful businessman. He founded
over 150 businesses that carry the Virgin name, such as Virgin
Airlines and Virgin Records. He owns his own island.
He is a legendary NBA basketball
player who helps kids in the areas of education, health, and
a child he was labeled as slow. He worked in a village
grocery store and suggested putting slow moving merchandise on a
counter and selling it for five cents. This venture was so
successful that it was continued with new goods. He became
the principal founder of a chain of five and ten cent stores.
is an internationally known fashion designer.
was slow in school work and did not have a successful school
experience, but later became a well-known movie producer and
boy could not talk until the age of four and did not learn to
read until he was nine. His teachers considered him to be
mentally slow, unsociable and a dreamer. He failed the
entrance exam for college. Ultimately, he developed the
theory of relativity.
is a famous actress and comedian who has used her star power to
raise money to eliminate homelessness.
is a famous movie star. He learns his lines by listening
to a tape. He suffers from dyslexia.
Answers: 1-E, 2-G, 3-C, 4-I, 5-B, 6-A, 7-F, 8-D