ANISE here from downunder. I signed up to the Mentor program with the university I graduated from here in Brisbane. The concept is quite basic, I am a mentor, I am assigned a Mintee, and I meet with him/her every two weeks for three months.
So I have been assigned a gentleman who is ten years OLDER than I am, and who appears to be 'challenged'. The co-ordinating group have contacted me, and alerted me to this fact, but they are not sure exactly what it is. He is a bit like Dustin Hoffman in Rainman, repeats everything that you say. He is about to complete a Masteres of Commerce, so again like Dustin Hoffman he is intelligent.
I am just at a bit of a loss, and a bit out of my depth.
Does anyone have any sugestions or feedback for coaching a challenged person?
Thank-you in advance.