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Getting ppl to understand LD is hard


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Joined: Jul 18, 2005
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Posted Jul 18, 2005 at 12:25:42 PM
Subject: Getting ppl to understand LD is hard

Before I begin, I am a university student of an english major but at the same time, learning Japanese. Uni work is hard and I alwayz think to myself that noone is gonna help me out. I actually wish there's like a programme for ppl who have LD.


I have a learning disability. My parents said it's not that serious but I could tell something was wrong. I have a problem remembering what ppl tell me at the spot. Most of the time, im trying to remember what everyone is talking about but cant really seem to remember unless someone explains it to me again. I'm sure everyone knows that LD is aka slow learner and I take longer to understand or doing something compared to everyone else. I may need someone to show it to me or need more practice than usual. I cant exactly believe ppl unless I see it with my own eyes. I dont know how to elaborate that part. Last but not least, I cant seem to tell the time difference and of the month. It's like if someone tells me that something will take two weeks, I dont know how long that is.

Has everyone told your friends/bfs/gfs that you have a learning disability?

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Joe Tag
Joined Sep 02, 2014
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Posted:Jul 19, 2005 4:21:49 PM

Hi.
1) I work at a university. My original problem was Dysgraphia.
Good luck with Japanese! Can't you apply to the LD program at your
university?

2) Have you been tested for LD? How do you know for sure?
Whatever disablility, try this: take meeting notes ( abbrevviate ) and
outline the topics in the conversation. Make sure you have
a separate page ( in between your lecture notes pages ) to record
when major projects are due. Always label the top of the
notebook page with the Course Number; Professors Name; and
the date of the lecture. VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Instead of "doodling / cartooning", take notes of the conversation.
for the calander, go to "http://www.timeanddate.com" and print
out a calendar of the current year (adjust it to "printer-friendly view" ) .
Then, you'll have the whole calendar on one sheet of paper
(ask for help, if you need to ) .

Good luck!

/signed/ Joe
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Before I begin, I am a university student of an english major but at the same time, learning Japanese. Uni work is hard and I alwayz think to myself that noone is gonna help me out. I actually wish there's like a programme for ppl who have LD.

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I have a learning disability. My parents said it's not that serious but I could tell something was wrong. I have a problem remembering what ppl tell me at the spot. Most of the time, im trying to remember what everyone is talking about but cant really seem to remember unless someone explains it to me again. I'm sure everyone knows that LD is aka slow learner and I take longer to understand or doing something compared to everyone else. I may need someone to show it to me or need more practice than usual. I cant exactly believe ppl unless I see it with my own eyes. I dont know how to elaborate that part. Last but not least, I cant seem to tell the time difference and of the month. It's like if someone tells me that something will take two weeks, I dont know how long that is.

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Has everyone told your friends/bfs/gfs that you have a learning disability?

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geodob
Joined Feb 06, 2005
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Posted:Jul 20, 2005 3:19:08 AM

Hi Cookie,
You could consider something called Non Verbal learning disorder, which I just wrote a post to someone else about.
Essentially it is a difficulty with comprehension.
Where information needs to be provided in a logical order to be understood.
This non verbal deficit, is often accompanied by an exceptional Verbal skill.
In the 'gifted' category.
It can be accompanied by a visual-spatial mental imaging problem, where reading a clock is difficult. As with the abstract reasoning associated with maths.
Here's a site where you read more about it:
http://www.nldontheweb.org/NLD_forum.htm
Geoff.

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cookiesncream
Joined Jul 18, 2005
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Posted:Jul 20, 2005 7:56:52 PM

Thankyou for the reply and I have taken a look at the site and it might be NLD. All this time, I thought it was just LD and didnt know that that existed. No offense to anyone else out there, but thanx for replying.


Hi Cookie,
You could consider something called Non Verbal learning disorder, which I just wrote a post to someone else about.
Essentially it is a difficulty with comprehension.
Where information needs to be provided in a logical order to be understood.
This non verbal deficit, is often accompanied by an exceptional Verbal skill.
In the 'gifted' category.
It can be accompanied by a visual-spatial mental imaging problem, where reading a clock is difficult. As with the abstract reasoning associated with maths.
Here's a site where you read more about it:
http://www.nldontheweb.org/NLD_forum.htm

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