Dealing with Adult Learning Disorders
By: Skyla Baker
Throughout our educational career, there are supports available for those of us with learning disorders. But what happens after school, when someone with a learning disorder, enters the workforce? Are there supports available or even the understanding necessary for someone with a learning disorder to contribute and be productive on the job?
This semester I will be talking with students, educators, and people dealing with a learning disorder while building successful careers. Along the way, I will highlight coping mechanisms, different methods of learning, and the support systems available for students with these issues as they transition from university to work.
This is a personal story for me because I have a learning disorder. My experience offers a unique insight into the challenges the estimated more than 900,000 Canadian adults with learning disorders face.
If you, or someone you know, is a student or professional with a learning disorder and a story to tell, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org