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I Have a Learning Disability

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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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    I can't stay focused on anything.

    Even stuff I am interested in.
    Mollythebunnie Mollythebunnie 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    asterwesley asterwesley 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2015

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 have a terrible time speaking.

    I write to show that I am not as simple as I sound...
    Wraithofkindness Wraithofkindness 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2015

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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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    I cannot process information quickly

    if I hear it (hearing itself is fine) as it takes two or three times to fully do it. I am much better at seeing it.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Oct 28, 2015

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    I have ADD and it sucks sometimes like

    when your trying to work on something the next thing you know your thinking about unicorns or you just ended up getting distracted from a bird just flying by I mean it can be fun sometimes but it just happens but I just have deal with it
    cleodaclark cleodaclark 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2015

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    The first sings of my learning disabilities

    started to show when I was 3, I couldn't talk at all but mumble a few words. I started headstart(kind of like preschool for lower class and small income familes) When I was 3 and I felt so stupid. After 3 years going there I only knew my ABC's colors and numbers, while most of...
    AlyxJey AlyxJey 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Apparently I learn in

    such a way that I process information more slowly compared to other people
    JadeBluecloud JadeBluecloud 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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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 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, 2015

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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?" 😑
    HannahB15 HannahB15 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2015

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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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    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 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, 2015

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    Hello there everyone.

    How's everybody doing? My name is Albert. I have a disability called mentally challenged. I'm new in this group and I'm a very shy man. Feel free to tell me your name and reply back to greet y'all.
    BigTallTeddy10 BigTallTeddy10 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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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 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 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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    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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    mischifmaker mischifmaker 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5, 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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    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2015

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    Dyscalculia, dyslexia.

    .. ADD, autism.
    lightforged lightforged 22-25, T Dec 20, 2015

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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 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 2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

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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, 2015

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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...
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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    I find it hard to learn things quickly.

    I can't help it but u don't care coz Life's too short. All I can do is live and let God plan how our life should go on. It's not my decision to make.
    anonymousstrangerhere anonymousstrangerhere 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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    I dropped out of school at 16.

    I found once I reached that year the work DRASTICALLY got harder. It was from the shallow to the deep end. I couldn't do it and on top of that, the bullying at school it was too much. And I wasn't getting help. I couldn't do ANY of it. Including my favorite subject, English...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 Sep 12, 2015

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 12, 2014

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