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I Have a Learning Disability

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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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    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 Apr 28, 2013

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    Sometimes i feel like life can be unfair

    towards me. I have learning disablities such as dyslexia and memory comprehension and i always have to work so much harder then the people around me and more hours to gain a positive result. I try so hard sometimes and still dont even get a B average. Its so depressing...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F Jan 23

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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 13-15, M Apr 24

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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 am sooooo stupid!!!

    ! I can't believe I thought I was smart all those kids who have called me stupid,dumb ect...are right I am.I will never pass any dumb mandatory test but oh well I'm pretty sure I'm gonna end up killing myself before the age of 20 .I actually tried to pass my tests and I failed...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I Cant Learn.

    I was diagnosed with a Math learning disability when I was maybe eight. For the longest time they had me on an IEP for every subject, then one year they took it all back. Now I'm on an 504. & fail not only math but science and others. I feel so cheated because a 504 doesn't do...
    OneMoreDay8248 OneMoreDay8248 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I Don'T Know What To Do

    I always knew there was something wrong with me but I never got tested for a disorder until a few months ago. Did I mention I am finishing up my second year of college? Not exactly the best time to find out but I finally got the money to go. Anyways, why I'm here. I don't know...
    sukaza4meshon sukaza4meshon 18-21, F Apr 9, 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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    Brain injury. The result of "shaken baby

    syndrome". Slow processing time and I completely time out sometimes. It's only getting worse again as I go through puberty.
    Lewshun Lewshun 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Acquired Incompetence

    How ironic... I was "normal" growing up, but my grades were below average because of my disinterest... And now, after developing a learning disability, in college, I have a near perfect GPA. I have to study with twice the amount unhindered people do. It's so frustrating...
    ratsicle ratsicle 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2013

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    I had a learning disability

    since in my 20s I try every day but it hard to cope with work , school and home hard to do things. U feel like I am dumb
    Whitewave2 Whitewave2 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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

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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 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Struggles That Never End

    I hate school. No that's an understatement. I DESPISE school. During tests I get sweaty and shaking and can't concentrate. I hear the clock ticking and pencils and look at the paper but all I see is swirls of letters that I can't make out. I read and re-read the question over and...
    lauren901 lauren901 13-15, F Jul 7, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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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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    Living With LD

    I was never formally diagnosed but all my life my teachers and adults told me I need extra help on everything. All through school I would have extra help on assignments, extra time on tests. But I would still try and finish my tests on time as if I didn't need the extra help, I...
    SuperMagicMuffin SuperMagicMuffin 22-25, F Jun 11, 2013

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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 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    I'm Too Afraid Of Getting The Freudian Disability..

    Thinking skills are killing me. Though I get the total idea but precision is making me mad. Do you think my condition is like Freud defined, "a mental disability?"
    yeyoil yeyoil 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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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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    Having A Language Disorder

    Think of Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder as an “aphasia” of the brain. Everything gets mixed up spoken and written. You have the understanding from the information you can retain (Which is not much even when it is mixed up) from what is being said however...
    lemur1 lemur1 18-21 Sep 29, 2013

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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 2 days ago

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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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    mischifmaker mischifmaker 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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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

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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

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    I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia shorty

    after I was born my social skills and coordination are terrible I think that's why I was bullied all through primary and high school and why I don't socialise much. But I've made massive improvements and I've learned I can still have a great life even with this disability
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M Mar 2

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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

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    Life-Long Learning Disabilities

    Hey everybody I have not had learning disabilities like writing or reading but I do have many others. I am much much slower in any kinds of things.I am 33 y.o. but I basicly cannot do anything.No matter how hard I try,I fail.To mentioned-failed to learn to drive a car,would...
    larahope larahope 31-35, F Sep 13, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    thewolfinme thewolfinme 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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

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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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    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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    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...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses May 27

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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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    Related Experiences

    I really do! I have a disability myself and so I know exactly what it's like and how hard it is in a society we live in today... I know how horrible the struggles are and the...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Hi everyone, I have a learning disability and aspergers. I've had it since I was little. I've been on many medications. I have a very low iq of 73. I've had so many problems in...
    averylyons averylyons 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I remember when my son Huey lost his eyesight 7 years ago at the age of 4 years. He is now legally blind in one eye and totally blind in the other. As a father I worried and...
    hueyify hueyify 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hey everyone :) my name is Chelsea. I am 20 years old and I have mild cerebral palsy in both my legs. It was caused my the umbilical cord being wrapped around my neck and I didn't...
    the1andonlyChelsChels the1andonlyChelsChels 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Yes I have everything I should be thankful for -people who like me a lot and a comfortable home.I have a few good friends and my parents and sister.So I consider myself lucky.I don...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I was on disability up until 2005... then I started getting some temp jobs and finally my dream job. Being on disability is really hard sometimes. They give you enough for the...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I have always tried to be a positive person in my life. Even with this disability I try to not let it effect my mood. Now that I am getting closer to 30 (28) and my body is...
    grimmc grimmc 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I am learning. I am learning to love myself more and more every day. I am learning that no one is perfect and I have finally accepted that I am not nor will I ever be. I love my...
    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F Jun 30

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    I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2010 when I was 15. My symptoms started back when I was 10. I started getting worse when I was 17. Flares became more frequent and fatigue got worse...
    scotlandlover94 scotlandlover94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Not in school stuff but valued traits like leadership & loyalty. I love learning about how too connect with people and how to be an amazing gf or just to get guys easily. I love...
    jketdancer jketdancer 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago