With adult learners, teachers face a unique set of challenges. Unlike with younger students, discipline and motivation are generally not a problem. For adult classes one of the major concerns is attendance. This paper attempts to provide information in response to the needs of educators of adults with learning problems. For the adult education teacher, information is offered on the nature of learning, information processing, problems that can be diagnosed, and strategies suitable for adults with learning problems. For the administrator, focus is directed toward programmatic Author: Laura Peltz Weisel.
Adults with Special Needs and Learning Disabilities. Adults with with special needs and learning disabilities (also called adult learning difficulties or intellectual difficulties in some countries) often have difficulties with communication which can be related to speech and language, social skills and/or behaviour. Adult Learners choosing to return to college or to start college face significant challenges. Each has their own unique goals and responsibilities that they need to balance. Here are some to tips to help you better serve Adult Learners at your institution: Adult Learners and traditional students do not have the same motivations.
Learning disabilities are neurological differences in the way the human brain processes, stores and communicates information. Some estimates suggest that over 10% of the world’s population is affected by a learning disability such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and/or attention deficit disorder . Adult learning is therefore defined as any process of an adult learner that leads to learning as defined above. Stages in an adult learner life and the Theory of MarginsLearning is a complicated process notwithstanding the fact that the individual learners particularly adults learners are complicated beings.