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Literature Search Learning Disabilities in the Workplace Updated January 2017Download 

Topics covered include:

  • Workplace bullying,
  • Dyslexia and ADD,
  • Accommodation,
  • Literacy and essential skills,
  • Gender and disability,
  • Disclosing illness and disability,
  • Aboriginal peoples,
  • and more.

Learning Disabilities in the Workplace

Literature Search (Updated January, 2017)

Allen, T. D., Eby, L. T., Editors, (2011). The Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring, Ragins, B.R., Chapter 17, P. 28. Diversity and Workplace Mentoring Relationship: A review and Positive Social Capital Approach, John Wiley & Sons.

Algozzine, B., & Test, D.W. (2014). Career Development & Transition for Exceptional Individuals (CDTEI). The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC.).

Alston, R.J., Bell, T., & Hampton, J. (2002). Learning disability and entry into the sciences: A critical analysis of attitudinal factors, Journal of Career Development, 28 (4), 263 – 275

Ananiadou, K., Jenkins, A., Wolf, A. (2003). The Benefits to Employers of Raising Workforce Basic Skills: A Literature Review, London, NRDC

Australian Government (2012) Workplace Diversity Strategy, Australian Government.

Backenroth, G. A. M., (2001). People with disability and the changing labour market: Some challenges for counseling practice and research on workplace counseling, Springer Netherlands

Barnes, C. (2000) A working social model? Disability, work and disability politics in the 21st century. Critical Social Policy, 20 (4), 441-457

Bates, R., Holton, E.F.(2004). Linking Workplace Literacy Skills and Transfer System Perceptions. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 15 (2), P. 153 – 170

Beyer, S. (2000) Employment for People with Learning Disabilities who have High Support Needs. The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities Vol. 2 Issue 7

Billett S., (2001). Participation and Learning: Workplace Pedagogic Practices. Western Research Network on Education and Training

Brazeau-Ward, L., (2005), Dyslexia and the Workplace, Canadian Dyslexic Centre Inc.

Bricout J., Bently, K., (2000) Disability status and perceptions of employability by employers. Social Work Research, 24(2), 87-95

Brown, D., S., (2005), Job Accommodation Ideas for People with Learning Disability, Learning Disability Association of America

Brown, D. S. (2008). Tips for Self Advocacy in the Workplace, LD Online http://ldonline.org

Brown, D.S. (2000). Accommodations in education and training. In Learning A Living, Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House Inc.

Bruyere, S. (2000). Managing diversity in the workplace. Equal Opportunities Review, 92, 26-33

Bruyere, S. M. Ph.D., Ericson, W., M.S., Ferrentino, J. T., (2003). Identity and Disability in the Workplace, William and Mary Law Review 44 (3), 1173-1196

Campbell, A., Gagnon, N., (2006). Literacy, Life and Employment:: An Analysis of Canadian International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Source: The Conference Board of Canada

Carpenter, B., Blackburn, C., Egerton, J. (2013). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Routledge.

Church, K., Luciani, T., (2006). Doing Disability at the Bank. Network on Work and Lifelong Learning

Church, K., Luciani, T., (2003). Dancing Lessons: A Choreography of Disability in Corporate Culture. OISE

Corley, M. A., Taymans, J., (2000). Adults with Learning Disabilities: A Review of the Literature, Vol. 3, Chapter Three, NCSALL

Crawford, R., (2004), Learning Disability vs. Learning Difference: How to Avoid Conflict in the Workplace and Postsecondary Settings NCSET.

Crawford, V., Silver, L. B.(2001), Embracing the Monster: Overcoming the Challenges of Hidden Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Debbie, M., Bloom M. (2000), Solutions for employers: effective strategies for using learning technologies, Ottawa, Conference Board of Canada

Ellis, A., Ph.D., (2002). ADHD/LD Adults and Finding Success in the Workplace, Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

England, K., (2003), Disabilities, gender, and employment: Social exclusion, employment equity and Canadian banking. The Canadian Geographer, 47 (4), P. 429 – 450

Fast, Y., (2004). Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non Verbal Learning Disabilities. Stories and Strategies, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Folinsbee, S., (2000) Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation with Workplace Educators, Tr. En Communications

Gates, L. (2000). Workplace accommodation as a social process. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 10 (1), 85 – 98

Gerber, P.J. (2012). The Impact of Learning Disabilities on Adulthood: A Review of the Evidenced-Based Literature for Research and Practice in Adult Education. Journal of Learning Disability 45: 31-46.

Gerber, P.J., (2008) Learning Disabilities in the Workplace, Wiley.

Gerber, P.J., Price L.A., (2003) May. Persons with Learning Disabilities in the Workplace: What We Know So Far in the Americans with Disabilities Act Era, Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, Volume 18, Number 2, pp 132 – 136

Gerber, P. J., Price, A., (2003). Learning Disability Research and Practical Issues, Learning Disabilities Journal, Vol.18, Issue 2, P. 132 – 136

Gorman, R., (2001). The Limits of ‘Informal Learning’: Adult Education Research and the Individualizing of Political Consciousness. OISE

Groschi, Ph.D. S., (2004). Current Human Resources Practices Affecting the Employment of Persona with Disabilities in Selected Toronto Hotels: A Case Study. The Haworth Press

Gunderson-Switzer, M. (2016). Overcoming barriers: Professor’s research delves into identifying issues, improving job outlook for those with disabilities. School of Business Administration. Oakland University.

Hallahan, D. P., Keogh, B. K., editors, (2003). Research and Global Perspectives in Learning Disabilities, Chapter 12.Wong, Bernice Y. L., Hutchinson, Nancy, Learning Disabilities in Canada, P. 197 - 216

Harris, J., Madden, H., Ubido, J., Oyston, J. (2016). Learning Disabilities and Autism. Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores.

Hirsto, L. (2012). Certainty of career choice at the beginning of university studies – general strategies and attributions in achievement situations, and career motives. Studies for the Learning Society. Volume 2, Issue 2-3, Pages 35-45.

Hitchings, W.E., Luzzo, D.A., Ristow, R., Horvath, M., Retish, P. and Tanners, A. (2001). The Career Development Needs of College Students with Learning Disabilities: In Their Own Words. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice. Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 8-17.

Holmes, K.M., and O’Loughlin, N. (2012). The experiences of people with learning disabilities on social networking sites. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Horseman, J., Woodrow, H., editors, (2006), Focused on Practice, A Framework for Adult Literacy, Research in Canada, Harris Press

House, P. (2016). Resources: Older People with Learning Disabilities. Perth & Kinross Council.

Hutchinson, N., Munby, H., Chin, P., Stockley, D., Versnel, J., (2007) Co-operative education and Workplace Learning, SSHRC/HRSD

Jackson, N. (2004). Mid-term report. Toronto: Network for Work and Lifelong Learning

Kelly, B. (2014). Don’t Box Me In! Queen’s University, Belfast.

Kestin, T. (2016). Learning Disabiulities: Telling a New Story. The Huffington Post.

Konrad, A. M., Leslie, K. Peuramaki, D., Sept./Oct.( 007). Full Accessibility by 2025: Will Your Business Be Ready, Ivey Business Journal

Landine, J., McLuckie, A. (2006). Preparing the Adult Client for the World of Work. Canadian Council on Learning

Leung, C., Lo, S.K. (2011). The development and validation of a checklist for early identification of students with learning difficulties. International Journal of Disability and Human Development, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 217-225.

Lundy, L., Byrne, B., McKeown, P. (2012). Review of Transitions to Adult Services for Young People with Learning Disabilities. Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Madaus, J. (2006). Employment Outcomes for University Graduates with Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 29, P 19 – 31

Madaus, J. W. (2008) Employment Self Disclosure Rates and Rationales of University Graduates with Learning Disabilities, Journal of Learning Disabilities

Madaus, J., Zhao, J., Ruban, L., (2008). Employment Satisfaction of University Graduates with Learning Disabilities, Sage Journals On-line

McTier, A., Macdougal, L., and McGregor, A., Hirst, A., and Rinne, S. (2016). Mapping the Employability Landscape for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland. University of Glasgow.

Morgan, E., Klein, C. (2000), The Adult Dyslexic in the Non-Dyslexic World, London, Whurr

Morin, A. (2016). Learning Disabilities Facts, Trends and Stats. Understood.

Morris, B., (2002), The Dyslexic CEO, Fortune, 148:10 May 13, Fortune Magazine

Murphy, E. (2014). Models of Support for People with Learning Disabilities Post-Secondary School. Northern Ireland Assembly.

Nelson, C., (2007). Annotated Bibliography on Workplace Education, Vol. 7: Chapter Ten, NCSALL

O’Neil, S. (2014). Hilton hotel pilots employment scheme for people with learning disabilities. International Tourism Partnership.

Ontario Literacy Coalition. (2003). Workplace literacy: National and international perspectives on research and practice. Toronto: Ontario Literacy Coalition.

Orfalea, O., Marsh, A., (2005). Copy This! : Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America’s Best Companies, Thomas Allan & Son

Owens, J. (2012). Winchester City Council. Young People: employment and education mapping. Owens Consulting (UK) Ltd.

Parkin, E. (2016). Learning Disability – overview of policy and services. House of Commons Library, UK.

Perras, C. (2006). Metacognitive Strategies or “Thinking about my Thinking”. LD@school.

Picciuto, E. (2014). Hiring People with Disabilities Isn’t Just the Right Thing to do – It’s Good for Business. The Daily Beast.

Plett, L., (2006). Programs in the Workplace: How to Increase Employer Support, Canadian Council on Social Development

Price, L. A., Gerber, P. J., (2001), At Second Glance, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 34, No. 3, P 202 – 210

Price, L. A., Patton, J. R., 2001. Reshuffling the Puzzle Pieces: Connecting Adult Developmental Theory to Learning Disabilities. Career Planning and Adult Development Network

Ramsey, C., Burns, D., Folinsbee, S., (2006). The Employability Issue of Workplace Literacy, Notes for presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Reid, G., Kirk, J., (2001). Dyslexia in Adults: A Practical Guide for Working and Learning, Wiley

Richards, M. (2016). People with learning disabilities need a commissioner and a legal charter of rights – no they do not! Disability & Society, 31:3, 426-430.

Riddlell, S. Wilson, A., Baron, S. (2001). The Impact of the learning society on women and men with learning difficulties. Gender and Education, 13, 1, P. 57 – 73

Rodis, P., Garrod, A., Boscardin, M. L., (2000). Learning Disabilities and Life Stories, Abacon

Road Map on Learning Disability for Employers, (2003), The Learning Disability Association of Canada

Rubenson, K., Desjardins, R., Yoon, E-S., (2007). Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills, Statistics Canada

Skellern, J., and Astbury, G. (2013). Gaining employment: the experience of students at a further education college for individuals with learning disabilities. .Blackwell Publishing.

Smythe, S., Courage, D., (2007). Toward a “Whole Life” Perspective on Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings, RiPal BC

Swanson, H. L., Harris, K. R., Graham, S., editors, (2006), Handbook of Learning Disabilities, Guilford Press, NY

Taylor, K.E., Walter, J. (2003). Occupation choices of adults with and without symptoms of dyslexia, NCBL

Taylor, M. C., Ayala, G. E., (2006). The Transfer of Learning in Employer Preparation Programs for Adults with Low Literacy, CASAE

Thomas, J. C., Hersen, M., Editors, (2003). Psychopathology in the Workplace, Recognition and Adaptation, Benson Schaeffer, Chapter 13, Learning Disabilities in the Workplace, P 201 – 224, Brunner, Routledge

Tyson, A. (2005). Planning for Life: Involving Adults with Learning Disabilities in Service Planning. Health and Social Care in the Community. 13 (5) P. 493 – 494

Unger, D. D., (2002). Employers’ Attitudes toward People with Disabilities in the Workforce: Myths or Realities? National Study of Employers Experiences with Workers Disabilities, Chapter 1, P 1- 12

Von Schrader, S., Malzer, V., & Bruyè, S. (2013). Perspectives on Disability Disclosure: The Importance of Employer Practices and Workplace Climate. Springer.

Wilson, M. Ph.D., (2007). Putting a Canadian Face on Learning Disabilities, Learning Disability Association of Canada

Wilton, R., Schuer, S., (2006). Toward Socio-spacial inclusion? Disabled people, neoliberalism and the contemporary labour market. Wiley

Wolf, A., Evans, K. (2004). Identifying effective workplace skills strategies for enhancing employer productivity and development. NRCD

Wong, M., Wong, S. (2014). YouthNow BizE Centre Evaluation 2014 – Scan of the Literature, YouthNow, Sunshine, Victoria.

Wren, C. T., (2000). Hanging by a Twig: Understanding and Counselling Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADD, Norton Professional Books