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So I have a learning disability, and it deals with memory, so I tend to forget things often. But I have dealt with a lot of stigma with having a learning disability, because I can do well when I have accommodations in place. I've been told that I can't have a LD because I'm so smart, and that I'm taking engineering in university that it's not possible that I have a LD. I just hate how I'm told that I can't deal or struggle with this even when I am doing well. I get really frustrated about this.
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It must be frustrating. My daughter has dyslexia and ADHD. I have had to fight every step of the way to get her accommodations and the right reading program. Her self esteem has taken a huge hit because of her learning difference and I am trying to help her through that. One marker of dyslexia is that those with it have average and above intelligence. I try to educate those truly interested and/or important people in her life... and ignore those that are ignorant and clearly want to remain so.
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I too have a learning disability and I am trying to get into med school... and I too think I am on the autistic spectrum. But my psychiatrist hasn't told me anything as it will do more harm than good.
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My learning disorder is likely NVLD with neuropsychology test showing performance IQ lower than verbal IQ by 26 points. So visual learning and visual spatial ability is not as strong as verbal learning. Made good grades in college and never needed more time for exams. Went to tutoring for college algebra and chemistry. Studied hard and earned 3.9 in graduate school and didnít finish thesis and later on took graduate courses again and did finish my masters degree. Still Iím very book smart, yet struggle greatly socially. Itís a great handicap to me. I can kick butt academically, great memory, like to exercise, enjoy hiking and like people, just not good at interaction, and dating. Went on a first date and did everything wrong it seemed, nervous and let the guy pay and should offered to go Dutch, and it was a noisy environment, difficult to even talk. Argh.
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