A learning disability means having difficulties in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or using language, speaking or writing. This can lead to challenges in listening, thinking, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, or doing mathematical calculations.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder. It interferes with a person’s ability to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibits behaviour (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 several issues such as school dropout, low self-esteem, substance abuse, unemployment, depression, trouble with the law, and the list goes on.
As an adult foundational learning practitioner, you need to understand, recognize, and support these learners’ unique learning challenges and needs. L.I.F.E. Training will provide you with the tools to help support these learners.