The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with practical and useful techniques for educating adult patients with learning disabilities. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify four characteristics of persons with learning disabilities that may be recognized in a variety of healthcare settings.
- List three alternatives to written health information that can improve comprehension and adherence with a treatment plan for adult patients with learning disabilities.
- Describe specific strategies for teaching people with learning disabilities, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, low literacy, poor math skills and social skills deficits.