Fran Yuan

Instructor of Organization and Study Skills, Adult Sexuality, Understanding Learning Strengths and Challenges, and Health and Wellness, Threshold Program

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Fran is an Instructor of Organization and Study Skills, Adult Sexuality, Understanding Learning Strengths and Challenges, and Health and Wellness for the Threshold Program.  Fran teaches courses focused on the psycho-social aspect of students’ development and knowledge base. She emphasizes life skills that improve self-knowledge, self-advocacy and promote self-acceptance and overall well-being.  She has been a member of the Threshold faculty for over 30 years. She has had the opportunity to revisit alumni as she conducted research on their outcomes in the years following Threshold. 

At Lesley, she teaches the following courses: Adult Sexuality, Medical World, Organization and Study Skills, and Understanding Learning Strengths and Challenges.

Fran holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and MA from Lesley College. 

Publications

  • Life as a Married Couple with Learning Disabilities: Rewards and Challenges Times Two.
  • Yuan, Frances T. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v16 n3 p133-139 2010
  • Transition to Adulthood: Outcomes for Graduates of a Non-Degree Post-Secondary Program for Young Adults with Severe Learning Disabilities.
  • Yuan, Frances T.; Reisman, Elaine S. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v10 n3 p153-63 Sum 2000
  • Moving Toward Self-Acceptance: A Course for Students with Learning Disabilities. Yuan, Frances T. Intervention in School and Clinic, Vol 29, Issue 5, 1994