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LD Question 2


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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
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Posted Jul 29, 2005 at 7:12:41 PM
Subject: LD Question 2

Does anyone believe that they were wrongly labeled LD?

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bgb
Joined Jun 13, 2003
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Posted:Jul 30, 2005 11:15:46 AM

LD isn't a place, its a label. Learning disabled means just that, only that, learning disabled.

Now, I'm going to assume you are asking if anyone has been placed in a resource room or a special school incorrectly. Not in my case, although I'm sure its happened. In your case it sounds like there is more than that going on.

I'd like to hear more about your case. I haven't read all your posts yet so I'm assuming you get into more detail on some of them. Of not, please consider posting more.

Barb

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Allison
Joined Jul 29, 2005
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Posted:Jul 30, 2005 1:15:20 PM

If any of you have read my first post then you know a little about what I have went through and why I am asking this question. For years I have dealt with the ramifications of what occurred in elementary school, middle school, and high school, now, I realize that in order to move on with my life, I need to try to understand why this happened. Before finding this board I was uncomfortable speaking or even resurfcing the memories of what had occurred. I had always wondered why, but had been to scared to mention what happened to anyone, for fear that I would be labled again, and would have to repeat all of those nightmares. Why, would someone with what seemed to be a normal intelligence who had trouble with fractions would be labled LD instead of the school hiring a real tutor to correct my problems. According to my parents, I showed no signs of being disabled, no signs of having trouble in basic mathematics with the exception of fractions. I am sure some of you are wondering why my parents did not hire a tutor from outside the school. From what I have been told they were told not to, that the school would furnish the tutor. These are very painful memories for me, and I would just like to find out if there are any others out there that have been through a similar situation.

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