Learning disabilities (LD) are hidden disabilities that affect many individuals who usually have average or above average intelligence, but are unable 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, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that interferes with an individual’s capacity to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibit behaviour (impulsivity) and attend to the task at hand (inattention).
For many, undetected learning disabilities and/or ADHD can create a lifelong pattern of frustration and failure starting with failure in school and evolving into a range of 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, 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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