View Full Version : Word finding problems


ninchen
12-10-06, 04:12 PM
Anyone else have difficulty finding the right word? I do this all the time, for very simple things. I'm thinking maybe I also have some LD in addition to my ADHD, and I've heard word finding can be part of it.

My handwriting seems to be getting worse though, and I seem to be putting in spaces in the middle of words. I almost always got excellent grades in English in school, and always tested off the charts for that sort of thing.

Guess I'm weighing the benefits of having LD testing. Especially since I'm moving next month and starting a new job in a new state. Guess it would have to wait for a little while.

The scary part of my brain tells me it's a brain tumor, but I had an MRI a few years back and it was pretty much normal. Getting another one soon because I've been having tingling in my hands and I don't have a gag reflex (the neurosurgeon seemed quite concerned. I told him I knew I had no gag reflex. "You knew?" he asked incredulously. "I thought it was just a neat party trick..." I responded sheepishly)

Back to the topic at hand, I did always have problems with parts of speech and the worst [shudder] diagraming sentences. My grades in English dropped significantly when we had 9 weeks of nothing but diagraming sentences.

I dunno. It has just never crossed my mind that I might have some LD. Time has always been a mystery to me though, and I have always had trouble with bouncing checks (misfiguring how much I had left in the old bank account).

meadd823
12-25-06, 05:27 AM
Information Source one (http://www.ldpride.net/)


Information Scuorce two (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.html)

About Adult Screening (http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/adults/assessment/screening.asp)

Hope these sources help anwser your questions.