These resource materials were very valuable in the ongoing production of the SARC Supplementary Tutor Handbook, the main product of this project. Input received from pilot sites and a Consultation Network proved extremely valuable, as well.
Resource Packages were distributed to Saskatchewan literacy practitioners in October 1999. These materials were designed to assist programs to better meet the literacy needs of the project's target learner population.
The first in-service training session for tutors was completed in Regina in January 2000. The second was held in Saskatoon in March 2000. These sessions were valuable opportunities to receive input and to share information.
In a literacy session held on June 2 at the 2000 SARC Annual General Meeting and Conference, Cindy Crichton of Olds, Alberta spoke about her experiences in the rehabilitation and literacy fields, particularly her success with Reader's Theatre. Her talk was included in the SARC Supplementary Tutor Handbook.
"If we believe that literacy is a fundamental right and that everyone
has the potential to learn, then the needs of developmentally-challenged learners
can no longer be ignored. They must be addressed. It is estimated that up to
50 per cent of all developmentally-challenged adults require literacy upgrading."
A Needs Survey & Program Description: Program Delivery for the Developmentally Challenged Adult in Grey, Bruce and The Georgina Triangle.
Walkerton, ON: The Walkerton & District Literacy Council, p. 20.