In “Lessons from Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children for Adult Learning and Literacy” the authors outline risk factors identified in children with reading difficulties and compare these to those of adult literacy students. Instruction should address the social risk factors with which adult learners contend as well as the component reading skills.
If you are interested in learning more about the six findings of the Preventing Reading Difficulties Study and how these findings apply to teaching adults, there are a chapter and a case study that can guide you in the process.
Reflect on your assumptions and beliefs about teaching reading and consider how the personal and social risk factors may impact learning how to read.
Follow the steps to self-study below.