Time for a Change: Learning Disabilities or Abilities?

This guide was written to help literacy tutors and their adult students understand the often hidden impacts of learning disabilities or unmet learning needs.

The first section provides information and tools to help tutors gather information about a student’s past experiences as a learner using a strength-based perspective. The second section provides information and worksheets on addressing negative self talk and identifying learning style and appropriate learning strategies.

This was created by Debbie Cybulski et al as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project.

Permission has been granted for non-commercial educational use.

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