Adult Learning Disability

adult-learning-disorderIs it possible you have an adult learning disability? The answer is a resounding yes for sure. And in most cases the adult has known it since they were a child and have learned how to adapt to overcome it. But for many the frustration it causes is just. . . well. . .downright frustrating. Fortunately, that can go away.

Unlike children, most of whom couldn’t understand this article in its entirety, adults really just need to be shown why the problem exists and how to solve it. The rest they can do themselves – even if that means putting themselves in a tutoring situation to help overcome the problem.

Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia are all different types of learning disabilities that affect adults as well as children. An adult learning disability isn’t something to be scared of, it’s not permanently debilitating and it can be overcome with sheer will and patience.

The bottom line is this, a person with an adult learning disability has  SUCCESSFULLY learned whatever it takes to make it to adulthood. That means one thing. . . the problem doesn’t prevent you from learning. The problem just makes it hard to learn the way others want you to. The first step, of course, is to figure out how your brain wants to learn – and then have someone show you how to do that.

Learning disabilities are primarily a communication system that flows from information to your brain. They’re called a disability because some flows of communication don’t match the way teachers are taught to teach. But it’s not the teacher’s fault either. Since everyone learns slightly differently, the system is designed for them to learn the approach that suits most people. The rest of us have to work around it or figure it out on our own. Fair or not, it’s the way life is sometimes.

What we do is help adults identify that pattern of information flow that their brain enjoys the best. Then we figure out how to adapt that adult’s life to the new way of thinking. And when we say adapt, we really mean it. We help you to figure what situations really need the attention of the new way of thinking. What are the constraints of those systems and how can we devise a good plan together. Just like kids, a good plan goes a long way.

Call us so we can help you get past the frustrating part. There’s nothing wrong with your brain, the problem lays in how we feed it information that needs to be recalled later.



Comments

  1. jeffrey b peabody says:

    Hello I am in my 53rd year good health and two great college kids and a wonderful wife.I receved a laptop last year and now that the demands of my time are less i have time to self exam .I was born with a lazy eye or crosseyed it was corrected at age ten i remember a dr telling me i would see a little diffrent then others ? I struggled in school but passed took low grade math no trig or algabra basic english industral arts .I made a great living as a salesman in live a comfortable life. i had my eyes tested and corrected with glasses .I have a sp stimatisim in my left eye but tonite i looked up what that really means to me .i thought my eye was just screwed up I can see but its not my good eye.I went another step in my quest to better myself because i cant read for very long its getting harder or maybe the demands are greater .i now am on line at work at home have contuining ed and all the information passing in and out ect.I googled why cant I read or reading whats the problem an hour later now you have my here. After years of education in the 60s 70s 80s 90s I belive I have a learning disorder and no one has ever told me anything like this..Since you have spent your lifes work in this area you might think everyone got the memo trust me your website is like fresh water. I wanted to thank you and i will move in the direction of what finding out where the help is and in what formJeff

  2. VondaePearrar says:

    Good Morning : I’m looking for a tutor for my college courses. I’m a adult with a learning learning disability and i would like to get some help with math and Engish courses. Please respond back to

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