Is 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.