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I Have a Learning Disability

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    I'd rather call it "learning differently".

    Because that's what is really is. I think visually while some think in other ways.
    smcmahan smcmahan 41-45, F Jul 20, 2014

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    I Do....

    School was never easy for me, at least not when I was younger. I had to spend hours and hours reading, and writing, sometimes reading and writng them over and over again, just to be able to understand, and comphrend what I was reading. I Loved school, so don't think I didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Okay so apparently I have auditory process

    disorder and my mom wants me to go to two psychologists to get evaluated. My sister just came up to me with a fake microphone and said " Hannah how does it feel to be mentally disabled?" ūüėĎ
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    L. Disability

    I didn't know I had and I actually have a learning disability. I am not discouraged by it.  I just need to work at it harder or more then most people.Look at this list; they are still somebody with learning disabilities like us.Famous people with learning difficulties... makes...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    I hate having a leading disability I have ADD.

    I'm in 2 small classes this year & I did really well since it's quieter & I don't don't well on tests when people are making noises. I have 2 other classes that aren't small bad choice I'm failing science know. So know 4 next year since 9th grade is almost over I'm gonna have...
    fashion14 fashion14 16-17, F 2 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Some days are easier

    than others. But I'm about to graduate college this weekend. one step at a time is helping me get to where i want to be eventually
    musicalsoul10 musicalsoul10 22-25, F 1 Response May 5, 2014

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    Hey guys! I am a high school student

    and I really need some opinions/help. I have always struggled with math and everything related to numbers since I can remember. I still count on my fingers, I can barely read a clock, and I have a terrible sense of direction, I still struggle with simples things like: long...
    megan1010 megan1010 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    I Have a Learning Disability

    I have a Learning Disability. I have this because of a birth defect called Agenisis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC). I have the most rare case of ACC documented to date. This is because I dont have things like seizures or Cerebral Paulsy or any of the major syndromes or diseases...
    laurawilson laurawilson 22-25 7 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    I really don't get the education system of the

    world since for some I am finding it complicated.Can someone explain it to me like from infancy to the job?Pls.Consider me as a just-came-out-into-this-world kid.
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M Oct 24, 2014

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    My Struggle.

    When I was younger I hid the fact that I had an LD from just about everybody outside of school. I was embarrassed, and thought everybody would treat me the same way I was treated at school. I really hated school because the teachers didn't know how to teach children with...
    JnoCovert JnoCovert 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    i am smart as a whip

    but sometimes i dont get things other people get but i grad.from high school and that was my biggest dream i would not let my disability stand in my way and i won't any more
    guinness26 guinness26 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    I really hate having a learning Disability it

    makes everything so hard for me....
    Thequietone1000 Thequietone1000 13-15, F 1 Response May 5, 2014

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    I was always a slow learner.

    not that I'm lazy because for mist if my life I have spent my time reading and study. never had devices to distract me until recently. I can think straight and read somewhat good. but comprehending what I read or what the teacher said has always been hard. I try really hard to...
    kikimyst kikimyst 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Need Someone To Talk To

    I have a non verbal learning disability and am looking for some one to talk to for support I am married and not looking for a date I just need someone to talk to please message me
    fae430 fae430 22-25 Apr 20, 2011

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    Because I have a learning disability my class

    mates treat me like I'm five and it's really annoying because I just want to be treated like everyone else is :-/
    Thequietone1000 Thequietone1000 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    I am Dyscalculic and I also have Cerebral Palsy.

    There is a definite correlation between LDs and CP because of the brain damage caused at birth. I hated being different physically, but having a math learning disability on top of it, made school and making friends difficult for me. In kindergarden, I knew I was different than...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jun 24, 2014

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    I got put into the special education program at

    my school because I have a learning disability. I cant understand math's, graphs, and anything to do with numbers. I've always failed all my subjects and I find everything difficult to do. the only subject in school that I am good at is English. but I still only get a c in that...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 12, 2014

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    Is anyone here lgbt and how do they think it

    makes it harder to meet people? I feel like being lesbian AND having a learning disability make it harder then like even having a ld but being straight. I'm trying so hard to find a girlfriend I feel really lonely a lot
    thewolfinme thewolfinme 18-21, F Jul 5, 2014

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    I moved with my fiancé to North Carolina in

    the fall. I was looking for a job to help us out with money and I started working for a company doing inventory. My hours were not so great but I was making pretty decent money. I worked in the back room with a group of people. The people I worked with some were ok a lot were...
    mgnkl24 mgnkl24 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I have ADHD and didn't do well in school I felt

    like a social Miss fit and I've never felt like I really belonged I find it's so awkward when I'm out and about and I come across other people my age I get so anxious that I even avoid other people my age
    ash18bmth ash18bmth 18-21, M Mar 9, 2014

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    And It Sucks!

    For all my verbal ability, I've got a crippling learning disability in math.  Like, I can't reliably do basic multiplication, and anything more advanced than that is simply impossible for me.I've worked around it, found ways to do almost everything that requires math...but it's...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    asterwesley asterwesley 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I Have Dyscalculia.

    Also known as a math disability. I've always had problems with simple math or even division or my times tables. I can't subtract big numbers like 283 - 842 It just doesn't click. I have to write it down or use a calculator to get the answer. Do you have a disability like this...
    RiuChan RiuChan 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    I Have Adhd And LD

    I've always found it hard to concetrate and study since I was in high school I was always able to notice that i'm abit slower than my class at learning. I was always afraid of people knowing about my LD in other words learning difficulty but ever since watching programes. about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    I really don't get the education system of the

    world since for some I am finding it complicated.Can someone explain it to me like from infancy to the job?Pls.Consider me as a just-came-out-into-this-world kid.
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Going for my placement test

    for college in a week, kinda nervous. Praying for to place into all 100 level classes! I do not want to take more classes then I have to.
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I take my college placement test tomorrow.

    Kinda nervous. Wish me luck! :)
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    And It Makes Me Feel So Damn Stupid :(

    School was never easy for me, at least not when I was younger. I had to spend hours and hours reading, and writing, sometimes reading and writng them over and over again, just to be able to understand, and comphrend what I was reading. I Loved school, so don't think I didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    mischifmaker mischifmaker 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    Is There Anybody In The World That Can Relate To Me And Help Me!? I FEEL LIKE IM THE ONLY ONE

    I struggle with a learning disability, im not sure exactely what kind of learning disabiity I have but I have been discouraged and I suffer with low self esteem and I have trouble following directions, I NEED HELP IN THE WORST WAY! PLEASE TELL ME IM NOT ALONE.
    rosenberg23 rosenberg23 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I Have Scotiopic Sensitivity Syndrome

    Scotiopic Sensitivity Syndrome is one of the at least 150 types of Dyslexia which have been broken out of the larger umbrella know as Dyslexia.   I truly hope that there are number of other people who will read this post! I hope that it will be read by both people with...
    doctorirwin doctorirwin 46-50, M Dec 28, 2011

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    I am itinerant and have slight A.

    D.D. School has always been a huge struggle for me. I struggled reaching simple milestones as a child like learning how to walk. I am lucky to have my family as my support system. Without there help i would not be where i am today. I got into college and have straight A's. I have...
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    When I was in high school I had trouble reading

    hard words and do math, resource teachers really did help me alot to graduate. I hope they will do the same when I go to secondary school or college. I don't know, I think college is gonna be very hard than high school.
    BrexBre BrexBre 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    I was originally diagnosed with ADHD

    when I was little, as I got older they changed it to Aspergers, now since aspergers is no longer a diagnosis i have Autism spectrum disorder. When I was first starting kindergarten and you have to take all those test, my mom was told that I would never graduate from high school...
    13mtm80 13mtm80 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am more confused then ever.

    I have been diagnosed with some learning disability. apparently my brain is garbage and can't tell my hands how to write or type at a normal pace witc my handwriting is chicken scratch but they told me I am also gifted what the hell am I gifted or learning disabled. I hate my...
    giftedanddumb giftedanddumb 16-17, M Apr 24, 2014

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    I don't do math like a regular person,

    I do what I do, to figure out my answers.. Now I live accepting myself, but for years I lived scared, ashamed, of my disability. Many times I thought I was stupid, or worse.. But now I know I'm a lil cat in a lions world, with a big roar!
    pinkky87 pinkky87 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    Well, a Little about me: I'm a timid person,

    very shy, as in I don't like being around too many people. (I wish I could, but I can't). I've always been like this all my life so whenever I work in job sites, clases, training etc. I become extremely nervous and to top it off, I have a learning disability. It can be extremely...
    Lonewolf1988 Lonewolf1988 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've had a horrible time in school it's like no

    matter what I do or how hard I try I never am where I need to be... I was homeschooled from 8th grade on and now I'm starting the college process. But I'm worried cause I have to take a placement test and I'm not good at tests. So I'm nervous that I'll do horrible and be placed...
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F Oct 5, 2014

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    I have a very mild form of AD (Attention

    Deficit disorder ) although I've never been officially diagnosed I fall in between the cracks. It's not severe and I have to explain to people that I have it. Its not bad but it affects my every day life in small ways. Concentrating for long periods of time makes me feel very...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Same here I learn every slow

    and forget things
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 5, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with a learning disability

    when I was in 1st or 2nd grade. I learn things very slowly and work at a slow pace. I'm not very good at doing basic math in my head, and sometimes have trouble counting money. I also have a bit of a hard time with direction when it comes to driving. I also have trouble...
    Allcatsareawesome Allcatsareawesome 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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