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Show Me Don’t Tell Me: A story about discovering the right educational fit for someone with an Auditory Learning Disorder

Show Me Don’t Tell Me: A story about discovering the right educational fit for someone with an Auditory Learning Disorder

Education for people with Auditory Learning Disorders can often be very discouraging. Alyssa has an auditory learning disorder which means she “finds it difficult to stay focused on or remember a verbal presentation or lecture” and benefits from strategies that “show rather than explain.” She was a Scarborough High School student, frustrated with school, had developed a bad attitude and her grades had started falling. Traditional high school classes, for Alyssa and others like her, are difficult because of a heavier emphasis on the verbal (lecture). Thankfully Alyssa’s high school career did not end as a “drop-out” story but rather as a “Cinderella” story. In this case, Cinderella carries a blow-torch and is a welder.

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