Jump to navigation. Teaching reading to older learners can be a challenging experience for educators in adult basic skills programs. Teachers may find that every student in a classroom requires different material and that individuals vary greatly in ability level depending on their earlier experiences with reading instruction. Often students experience frustration and anxiety that can get in the way of learning. They may have negative associations with school or learning difficulties that have gone undiagnosed and cause them to struggle with the basics of sounding out words.
I loved this course. It was created for adults that have problems reading and spelling. I never had phonics as a child and spelling has always been a problem. Carole M. The Internet has changed everything in education. Now for the first time ever in history, it is completely possible and realistic for an adult to teach himself to learn to read and spell in the privacy of his own home without an instructor. How is this possible?
A well-trained teacher or tutor in an adult literacy program should be trained in at least three methods, including the multisensory approach, which has proven to be effective for adult students with learning disabilities. A multisensory method uses a combination of visual, auditory and tactile-kinesthetic instruction to enhance memory and learning. Following is a list of multi sensory structured language programs.
She is concerned about applying reading acquisition research conducted with children to teaching adults in ABE classes to read these adults may or may not have learning disabilities. The breakdown of topics covered in a typical three-hour class session is a clear indicator of the needs and curriculum she is addressing: 1 phonological awareness, 2 word analysis, 3 word recognition "sight words" , 4 spelling, 5 oral reading fluency, and 6 comprehension. The article advocates and outlines an approach to this student population utilizing, systematic, explicit, direct instruction of phonics. Selected aspects of a number of multi-sensory structured language programs are utilized in this program and are introduced in this article: 1 Orton-Gillingham, 2 Lindamood-Bell, and 3 Wilson Reading System.