A subject like budgeting has many nuances. For the individual with a learning disability, it’s potentially more complicated. We must be careful not to assume that the individual with a disability isn’t capable of managing their budget and finances successfully. At the same time, we don’t want to “throw them into the deep end” and give them a task that is beyond their ability.
How we teach a skill like budgeting will depend, in large part, on ability of the learner, as well as the age of the learner. Older individuals may require a more in-depth understanding of the topic than a younger learner.
Here are some things to consider when discussing or teaching budgeting to a person with a learning disability:
Here are some excellent resources available to help individuals with a learning disability learn about money.
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