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Old 05-20-06, 06:58 PM
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Thanks Andi for the great article. I am going to print it out and show my therapist. May be I can get better accommodation on college this yr. Thanks again.
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Question Oh my I thought I was the only one

Well I am 33 yrs old and have 3 wonderful kids. I was in LD classes from 5th grade till I graduated. I just thought that I was stupid or dum. No I am not. I have been in and out of depression for a long time now. I have a social phobia, panic attacks and have been made fun of in school so much. That does do something to someones life. I have read all of your posts and I feel ok now. My 8 yr old daughter is going throw the same thing. The school said that she was mildly retarted. Oh my god, why would they say that. She can't pay attention in shcool and so on. Well I am so glad that I found this site. There are so many other things that happend in my life but that would take to much space and I won't bore you with that. But I am looking to help her and my son is going in that direction I would take all the help I can. I am able to do things just like you all here. Oh my I thought I was alone. Well thank you for reading.
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I have Attention Deficit Disorder and bi-polar and Identified with a lot of this (except dyslexia. I never have had too much trouble with reading. Is there such a thing as Math dyslexia?)

I am 30 years old and still attend college. I have been called "immature" and "retarded" by people on the internet. I have had to not work while studying and have had people tell me that I should stop wasting the government's money and get a job and stop pursing my art degree. Art was what got me through some of my trials and tribulations. I do not understand how someone can just get behind a keyboard and totally be allowed to tell someone how awful they must feel and not be reprimanded for it. That's why I like this site so much, you guys really do a good job at making this a community.

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I wish people would post more often, some of you are really cool.
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I have always had a learning dissibility, as long as I can remember. As a child it affecting my school and as an adult it affects my obtaining a job with a decent pay. It angers and frustrates me at the same time. I know that I can do better at this but I also feel helpless. When I think about my future, I get depressed because I know that the disgusting job I have will be my future. If I do change jobs, it will be yet another low paying job.
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I do not understand how someone can just get behind a keyboard and totally be allowed to tell someone how awful they must feel and not be reprimanded for it. That's why I like this site so much, you guys really do a good job at making this a community.

My only complaint...

I wish people would post more often, some of you are really cool.
Thanks DaDa, that is a wonderful compliment and I know a lot of people here who need to hear that more often.

I find this a good place. We do make our mistakes but a PM is i great place to apologize. The admins and mods do a great job of keeping this forum a safe supportive place. We are glad to have you here.

What would you like to know more about? We are very neurologically diverse here and have a large neural pool of experience, intelligence, and caring people. Join us often, we are serious when needed and a lot of fun. Try the chit-chat forum to get to know us better with our hair down.

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References for the article

Thanks Andi, just what I needed today.

I added the references to the article because it gives the article its validity and shows your therapist and doctor it is not some pratering person going on about the subject. Very useful to have if your care provider is not receptive to your input. They respond to cold hard quantatative facts.


http://www.ldpride.net/emotions.htm
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American LDA, (1996), They Speak for Themselves- A Survey of Adults with Learning Disabilities (Shoestring Press) Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Baum, S (1985). Learning disabled students with superior cognitive abilities: A validation study of descriptive behavior. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Brody, L. E. & Mills, C. J. (1997). gifted Children with Learning Disabilities: A review of the issues. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 30(3), 382-296.

Gerber. P.J., Ginsberg, R., & Reiff, H.B. (1992). Identifying alterable patterns in employment success for highly successful adults with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 25 (8) 475-487.

Gerber, P. J. (1998). Trials and tribulations of a teacher with learning disabilities through his first two years of employment. In R. J. Anderson, C. E. Keller, & J. M. Carp (Eds.), Enhancing diversity: educator with disabilities (pp. 41-59). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Gerber, P. J., and Reiff, H., eds. (1994) Learning Disabilities In Adulthood: Persisting Problems And Evolving Issues: Stoneham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Jones H. B., (1986). The gifted Dyslexic. Annals of Dyslexia, 36, 301-317

Kirsch, Irwin S., Ann Jungeblut, Lynn Jenkins, et al. (1993) Adult Literacy in America: A First Look at the Results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, (pg. 44) U.S. Department of Education, NCES, Washington, DC.

Michaels, C. A. (1994a) Transition strategies for persons with learning disabilities. San Diego, CA.

NICHCY - National Information Centre for Children and Youth with Disabilities. (2002) General Information about Learning Disabilities. (pg. 1) Fact sheet #7. Retrieved

November 2, 2002, from http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/general_info/nichcy_fs7.pdf

Silver, L. B. (1998) The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping With Your Child's Learning Disabilities 3rd edition, NY: Random House Books.

Walker, K. (2000) Self Regulation and Sensory Processing for Learning, Attention and Attachment . Occupational Therapy Department, University of Florida.

West, T. G. (1997). In the minds eye: visual thinkers, gifted people with dyslexia, and other learning difficulties, computer images, and the ironies of creativity. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

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Thanks Andi. . . I was labeled retarded in the third grade because I couldn't spell or properly pronounce words. . . it was assumed I couldn't read either!

My dyslexia was discovered early but in the late 60's and 70's they didn't have a clue what to do to help me. . . I had some wonderful teachers and a hard headed mother who refused to give up. . .

I can see where many of the symptoms of ADD and LD over lap. . . the most damaging thing in my life was my own self concept of not measuring up. . .I felt like the village idiot. . . thanks to the many wonderful people I met here I no longer feel inferior, incapable or broken. . . I don't hate my own brain like I once did not too long ago!
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Hey Andi, A Superb Article like this needs to be bumped up to the front desk section in "Site and Info" a must read. and left there for all to read. It explains eloquently all that many of us go through on a daily basis in the course of living and coping and would also help those who-might not themselves be coping with these issues-but are either living with or dealing with someone who is. For me and I'm sure others on this forum-this article is the beckoning light through the fog and puts into words what we ouselves-ADD{H}D and learning challenged can not explain but feel and know in our hearts and minds to be true. Thanks Andi for posting this. I hope sincerely your 10 Star Thumbs-up Article finds it way on the front page, permanently
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Thanks, Odd and Andi! This is a great article. Glad you bumped it up!
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Great post Andi..I even managed to read half of it nearly :-)
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Thanks Andi

That was very heart wrenching for me to read because I identified with so much of it in my own case as well as when I drove school bus and saw the unthinking behaviors that so many would inflict upon the kids. Teachers, parents, administration, and the public in general as well.

For me the injustices, the empathy, name calling, accusations of lazy and stupid..... The list goes on......

I have a big problem with organizing information and the phyisical act of writing my thoughts on paper, until I learned how to use the computer to organize my thoughts I could count on one hand how many letters I wrote by the age of 35.

I have lost track of where I was going with this so I will just say thanks again for sharing this info.

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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

I think you forgot one, test anxiety,going up to do a test and forgetting everything you read the night before,and then having to turn in a test with nothing on it. how humiliating.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

The other day I had to sit down and do a test , survey at my work , it had 100questions on it with multiple choice. The year before they gave us one of these and I did what I always did in school, I was stuck on the first problem when I looked up at the clock 15minutes had passed, and i had not even gotten the first one done yet. So I just colored in the dots real fast and ha nded it in. This year I was on strattera and I had to do it again. Is there any hope for us who have learning disabilitys for higher education, and if so how. the strattera helped for the add but it did not do anything for the learning disability. Is there anything out there that can help a learning disability.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

Andi,

Thanks for sharing this article. Esp. the areas about emotional regularity and sensitivity, and how the other symptoms that LD'S and ADD'ers experience can sometimes manifest in peculiar ways, and furthermore.. encompass themselves in just about EVERY area of a persons life.

For myself who's ADD, that's what I think is most important for.. say, someone who wasn't ADD and was reading that article: just the sole realization that ADD isn't something you simply deal with at school, then pack up, and go home, and everything's ok.

It follows your everywhere...

So, yeah, thanks for sharing this.
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