This post originally appeared on my (now mothballed) blog M121 on March 19, 2015:
Maybe, just maybe, the problem so many adult students have with the retention of information is attributable to Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). The disorder sometimes presents as “just” Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Anyway, here’s a great article about the disorder. If you don’t have time to read the entire article, just scroll down to the sections on APD Characteristics and Management.