Practitioner’s Toolkit

Are you looking for ideas to help struggling learners?


The CanLearn Society received funding from Calgary Learns to develop a Practitioner’s Toolkit to support reading instruction for adult learners with suspected learning disabilities.


It is estimated that at least 30% and as many as 60% of adults in literacy and adult foundational learning programs have learning disabilities (LD).


The Toolkit will assist instructors to understand an adult learner’s strengths and needs and to connect this understanding with appropriate intervention focusing on practical strategies to build confidence, overcome negative self-perceptions, increase motivation/engagement of learners and strategies to improve reading skills.



CanLearn would like to thank all the practitioners who participated in the focus groups and in the survey.


For more information about the Practitioner Toolkit, please contact Anne Price 403-686-9300 x110, or by email.