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Old 11-14-09, 09:22 PM
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

Hm.. Interesting. I have a Specific Learning Disability of Mathematics and Social and Perceptual NVLD. That's all very true. I actually have above average verbal intelligence even though I'm "learning disabled" A lot of people think the wrong things about learning disabilities. It doesn't mean you are stupid or have below average intelligence (although in some learning disabilities it can mean that in a specific area), it just means you learn in a different way.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

just remember that Richard Branson and lots other people have had wild success. many successfull people are totally undiagnosed but they adapted. The only shame would be walking around telling people and expecting the average ******* to be nice about it. Accept it yourself, but don't be a martyr or expect good behavior from the average talking monkey that you will meet. Most ADHD people I meet have well above average intelligence, creativity, and emotional sensitivity, and that essentially makes them aliens in most cultures.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

Good points bhweller! Branson is definitely a character...wouldn't mind a trip to Necker Island!
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

[quote=ADHDKylee;806265]Hm.. Interesting. I have a Specific Learning Disability of Mathematics and Social and Perceptual NVLD. That's all very true. I actually have above average verbal intelligence even though I'm "learning disabled" A lot of people think the wrong things about learning disabilities. It doesn't mean you are stupid or have below average intelligence (although in some learning disabilities it can mean thatth

I would love to chat with you sometime. I am for sure that I have some kind of math disability that is keeping me from finishing college. I can ace it all but fail math over and over. I was wondering if there was a way I could get some testing done or help for college?
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

In school I had a maths LD and a reading LD. I could not even write the way I write these days. My punctuation and comprehension was pretty low. Even in college I couldn't comprehend the large bodies of text I had to study, unless I re-read them again and again.

I still cannot do math above year 6 level. It's not that bad, seeing as I don't have to go to school or college anymore and my friends don't give me grief about it.

Funny how if you can't draw you don't have an art LD and I was an exceptional artist at such a young age. Of course they never graded me on it.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

Don't have the attention span or the will to read all of the posts, another part is that we dyslexics have and abnormally high or low pain threshold.

aixelsyD out.
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Wish I could have taken this to school with me many years ago.
I agree. This for me was always hard to explain to people. Friends just didn't understand how i could be in AP classes for some subjects and be so far behind in other subjects. I have ADHD and a processing disorder. This would have made my life so much easier to just hand to them and say here read this.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

For what it's worth, I can certainly read just fine and retain some of the subject, not as much as often required. I find discussing the subject matter, or doing hands-on experiments is how I really learn, then the subject is just plain more interesting and engaging more parts of your brain.

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

Myth #2

Learning disabilities are just an excuse for irresponsible, unmotivated or lazy people.

Fact

Learning disabilities are caused by neurological impairments not character flaws. In fact, the National Information Centre for Adults and Youth with Disabilities makes a point of saying that people with learning disabilities are not lazy or unmotivated (NICHCY , 2002).

Gosh, this is how i spent high school:
"You are lazy! You are not trying hard enough".
"You can but you're too lazy to sit and learn for hours!"

I had problems with Math.
I was just not getting it!
It was like chinese for me.

and I am a daughter of a Ph.D Math Professor...
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

Hello

I know this myths quite good because of my own experiences....
Often I thought about myself that I might be lazy because often it feels like lazyness.
But it is more a kind of helplessness and being stuck in my own world with a few intense interests.And I often can`t stop it so easily.

I also got problems with maths when I was a teenager,I had a chaotic lifestyle, always forgetting my things and being inattentive when it was too much boring theory.

When I was in primary school I hadn`t got many problems because I was a good pupil, but teachers often said that I am very chaotic and hyperactive and once my teacher tipped out my schoolbag...
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

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Don't have the attention span or the will to read all of the posts, another part is that we dyslexics have and abnormally high or low pain threshold.

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That is very interesting. Where could i find more info about that.
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In school I had a maths LD and a reading LD. I could not even write the way I write these days. My punctuation and comprehension was pretty low. Even in college I couldn't comprehend the large bodies of text I had to study, unless I re-read them again and again.

I still cannot do math above year 6 level. It's not that bad, seeing as I don't have to go to school or college anymore and my friends don't give me grief about it.

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Funny how if you can't draw you don't have an art LD and I was an exceptional artist at such a young age. Of course they never graded me on it.
That is an excellent point!!!

I have met a few people with LD that are fantastic artists although I am not one of them.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

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Hm.. Interesting. I have a Specific Learning Disability of Mathematics and Social and Perceptual NVLD. That's all very true. I actually have above average verbal intelligence even though I'm "learning disabled" A lot of people think the wrong things about learning disabilities. It doesn't mean you are stupid or have below average intelligence (although in some learning disabilities it can mean that in a specific area), it just means you learn in a different way.
I've always been told that to have an actual learning disability, you have to have average to above average intelligence (on an IQ test).

You are so right that many people think the wrong thing about learning disabilities. I just had this conversation with a friend whose very bright son most likely has dysgraphia, but she just can't grasp it.

Update: I just read the full orignal post and saw that it is a fact!
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

If it wasnt for the fact that the public school system had me in LD classes part time, mind you I was yanked out of my regular classes "TIME FOR LD" and I asked "what does LD mean"? and the fellow student replied "Learning Disabled"

Reading this post has just made me realize how perhaps I'm more emotionally scarred than before and now being just reminded of the mental torment I lived through growing up has just brought this "hard ***" adult to tears.

Its a VERY lonely feeling to where even others whom may be Bi Polar or Manic Depressive fail to understand.

I'm only 29yrs old and the thought of being alive for another several decades scares me knowing that this torment is going to be with me as everyone tries to convince me how ******* funny my torment is to them.
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Re: A MUST READ!!! Top Five Emotional Difficulties of Adults with LD

since this is the only thread on LD here I expected some tips on management or the 'subtypes" ( if that exists? ). This is a fairly useful Q& A though.
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