Learning disabilities (LD) are hidden disabilities that affect many individuals who usually have average or above average intelligence, but they are not able to achieve their potential. A learning disability means having difficulties in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using language, speaking or writing. This can lead to challenges in being ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder. It interferes with a person’s ability to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibit behavior (impulsivity) and pay attention to the task at hand (inattention).
For many, undetected learning disabilities and/or ADHD can create a lifelong pattern of frustration and failure. This failure can start in school and evolving into a number of issues such as school dropout, low self-esteem, substance abuse, unemployment, depression, trouble with law, and the list goes on.
As an adult foundational learning practitioner, it is important for you to understand, recognize, and support the unique learning challenges and needs of these learners. LIFE Training will provide you with the tools to help support these learners.
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