INDIVIDUALS WHO LEARN DIFFERENTLY:
This course introduces the concept of a continuum
of learning differences, which places adults with learning differences,
problems, and disabilities in the context of all adult learners and their
varying strengths and weaknesses. It identifies factors other than learning
differences or disabilities which may affect an individual's learning and
behavior, and explains how these factors may interact with learning differences
or disabilities. It introduces a model of learning differences that
explains how learning and processing differences ( for example, visual,
auditory, right/left discrimination, or organization) affect perception,
processing and communication. While strategies for working with adults with
these differences may be touched upon, the course primarily provides a solid
base of knowledge about how learning and perceptual differences affect adults'
This course is appropriate for all adult basic
and literacy education practitioners, especially those working with adults
with learning differences, problems, or disabilities.