We all learn differently.
This is part of what makes us all unique and special. Some learners
may learn that learning disabilities have presented an obstacle to their
learning to read and write in the past. As a tutor for these learners,
you may wonder what it means to have a "learning disability,"
what this means for learning now and what may cause them.
One resource for
getting some answers and useful background information (in addition
to speaking with the staff at your literacy program) is www.ldonline.org.
LDOnline is provided as a service from The Learning Project at WETA
(the Washington, DC public television station). Here you can find an
overview of learning disabilities, resources for teachers, answers to
frequently asked questions and more. While the site is geared to teachers
of children and parents, the tools and concepts can help with adult
learners as well.