Jun 8, 2017
Being a student with a learning disability can bring about a lot of confusion when you don't understand yourself. Join me in this episode where we talk with Casey Foote, Technology Consultant, as she talks about her childhood as a student with a learning disability and ADHD, and how she came to understand herself. Casey is a lifelong learner and shares with us some additional tips on being an adult with a learning disability in the post secondary education system. In this episode we talk about accommodations, self-advocacy and self-knowledge as keys to success for all students young and old.
In this episode, you will find out about:
4:11 Casey talks about the impact tech had in her decision to become a technology consultant.
5:10 Casey’s story
7:06 Casey meets Todd Cunningham and talks about how the meeting she was dragged to changed everything
8:18 How tech changed her ability to succeed
10:50 Casey talks about LearnStyle, the emphasis on technology as a tool in schools and bring your own device as part of 21st century learning
13:21 Casey as a young student.
15:45 Casey’s advice on how to support kids who learn differently.
20:37 Casey’s decision to do a degree in social work and what influenced her ability to feel she could succeed.
23:19 The stigma about accommodations for learning differences and pathways for success.
25:07 Real talk about accessing accommodations in post secondary education.
29:17 The importance of self-advocacy skills, particularly in post secondary education.
40:41 How Casey’s mom dragged her to see Todd and DJ Cunningham speak and the lightbulb moment she had as a result.
43:09 Casey’s current journey as a university student and what unfortunately derailed her – TEMPORARILY.
45:21 – Casey’s IMPORTANT TIP for future post secondary education students with learning disabilities.
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