Newbie, but Dx ADHD/Dyscalculia since age 4
Joined: Feb 02, 2005
Posted Feb 02, 2005 at 10:25:24 PM
Subject: Newbie, but Dx ADHD/Dyscalculia since age 4
Hello All!! :D I am new to this site. I picked it up from math.com as I was referred to that site from someone at my (hopefully *Fingers crossed*) culinary school. This is a pretty good resource IMHO. Anyways, I have been Dx w/ ADHD/Dyscalculia since 1981. I was 4, then, and I am 27 now. I too struggled thru school, having been called STUPID (GASP!) by a teacher in 6th grade because every1 else got it and I didn't. I had been coded ALL ALONG yet the public school in my hometown REFUSED to recognize my disability and insisted to my mother that I did not have an LD; that I was just lazy. This said about a child who could read at a 5th grade reading level at age 5, and college level reading before high school...but W/E!!! After 6th grade, my mother pulled me out of the public school and enrolled me in a private school, specifically geared for LD students....and OMG what a blessing!! Since this site is dedicated to us "specials and gifteds" maybe someone here has previously attended or has known someone or has heard of a school in NH called Learning Skills Academy. The director at the time was Carol Cook (who moved on to open another such school named COOL- Center of Optimum Learning). I attended that school 4 two years (passed w/ FLYING colors BTW), went on to attend a parochial school ("LD what?" is their motto) where I did the worst I've ever done, and went BACK to LSA for my freshman year, then mainstreamed back into the public school (this is, of course, AFTER being given the tools I needed to be successful in a world of cynicism and negativity towards anything LD) for grades 10-12; where I flourished, and graduated at the top half of my class...not to say it was easy by any stretch of the imagination.
~~"childhood is what u spend the rest of your life trying 2 get over...beginnings r usually scary, ending r usually sad. But it's the middle that counts the most..."~~
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