1.5 How to Use This Handbook
The SARC Literacy Activities Handbook is intended to be a companion
volume to the SARC Supplementary Tutor Handbook, which includes the
- The Learners
- Advice to Tutors
- Literacy Activities
We believe that it is important for the tutor to also become familiar with
the SARC Supplementary Tutor Handbook. The SARC Literacy Activities
Handbook expands upon and adds to the literacy activities outlined in the
earlier volume. All the activities are intended to be appropriate for adult
learners with intellectual disabilities.
- People using this resource are also encouraged to participate in formal
tutor training whenever it is available. This Handbook is intended
to be a guide only, presenting options and suggesting directions. Sources
of additional information are also provided in abundance.
- Tutors should feel free to adapt the information in this Handbook,
as necessary. The activities are generally recommended for learners with
intellectual / developmental disabilities, but they may or may not work
for an individual learner. The information should not be considered as a
cookbook of fail-safe recipes. This Handbook is in Sections, allowing
the user to pick and choose information that is important to her situation.
Although the tutor's task will probably never be an easy one, hopefully this
volume will make things a little bit easier.
The SARC Literacy Activity Handbook is outlined in more detail in
the pages to follow.