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Simple Visual Perception Disorder Techniques
Mirror Activity
Spatial Disorder Including Letter Reversal and Visual Perception Disorder
Comprehension Development Tips for Adult Literacy Tutors
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Simple Visual Perception Disorder Techniques

This one and a half minute video shares some basic techniques that can be used to help adult learners, particularly those who may have a visual perception disorder.

To turn this into a professional development opportunity, try several of these techniques with a learner you are tutoring. In the Tutor blog on this site share your experiences and your thoughts on the process. Was it beneficial to the learner? Did one particular technique work? What did you learn from trying these activities? What would you suggest for others? How will this affect future tutoring sessions?

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Mirror Activity

This two minute video demonstrates an activity you can try in order to get an idea of what someone with a visual processing disorder may experience.

After watching this video, attempt the activity then use the Tutor blog on this site to share your thoughts on how you could help someone with a visual processing disorder.

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Spatial Disorder Incuding Letter Reversal and Visual Perception Disorder

This one minute video gives you an idea of why some learners may have trouble correctly identifying letters. After viewing this video, take a moment to share your thoughts in the Tutor blog on this site. How do you think you could help a learner with a potential spatial disorder? What would you suggest to others?

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Comprehension Development Tips for Adult Literacy Tutors

Do you work with an adult learner who struggles to comprehend what he/she is reading?

Watch this YouTube video (approximately 10 minutes) for some suggestions to try in your tutoring session. After watching the video, try some of the tips in your tutoring session then post your experiences, thoughts and comments to the Tutor blog.

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 If you would like information about the following online tutor training opportunities, please contact Kim Roush, kim@tlcliteracy.org

Tutor Training Modules

Tutoring Adult Learners

What Research Tells Us about Learning

Introduction to Adult Literacy

The First Tutoring Session

Tutors Can Make  a Difference

Instructional Strategies, Critical Thinking and Assessment

Direct Instruction and Lesson Plans

Reading Instruction

Instructional Materials and Resources

Math Instruction

Writing Instruction

English as a Second Language

Self-Studies

Lesson Planning

Goal Setting

Learner-Centered Instruction

Disclaimer

This publication was supported by the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education. However, the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position of the policy of the U.S. Department of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. No official endorsement of these agencies should be inferred.