This section outlines several teaching approaches for tutors to consider when working with an adult learner with intellectual / developmental disabilities. While some approaches overlap, they are each discussed individually.
The teaching approaches discussed in this section are:
These teaching approaches have proven effective with this learner population, and provide the theoretical framework for specific literacy activities.
"I think the most important thing I always tell people... is that it's not a magical thing, and you're not going to give tutors who are going to work with adults with developmental disabilities a magical tool such that they now know how to teach somebody with disabilities."
Lisa Marie Bossert
Alberta Provincial Coordinator, Frontier College (Edmonton, AB)