One thin I really cant tolerate is knowin that wherever I go, there are smarter ppl arnd me. Unfortunately, ive told one of my professors abt bein LD and he just simply said " I understand ur problem but u have to try harder"
Infact, im a slow learner with problems in readin comprehension, weak writin skills, the ability to understand ppl, weak memory skills and the worse part is I dont alwayz understand what the professors are talkin abt. Im afraid of askin questions becuz they are what everyone else already knows and i dont wana humiliate myself in front of everyone. So I wait til the end of class to ask questions.
The truth of the matter is, in Japan noone cares about LD. It doesnt matter. They treat u all the same which makes it harder for me to go to skool everyday when its easier for everyone else than for me. Does anyone have suggestions abt bein LD? How am I supposed to be confident abt that when I know my capabilities are lower than everyone else?
[Modified by: cookiesncream on September 21, 2006 07:02 PM]
-Usually LD people are very strong in some specific areas such as math, or sports or art etc. It helps to remmember what you are good at also. And remember, "normal" people have strengths and weaknesses. I try not to view the LD as all that I am, it is a segment.
-I recommend visiting your university to see if they have tutoring avaiable or a center to assist you with developing strategies. Many universities will have services for the people with handicaps such as LD.
-If you are identified with a handicap, at least in the US, you can often get some assistance with stategies such as having a note taker in class or taking extra time on tests etc.
-You can also experiment with stategies yourself such as maybe take a tape recorder to class etc. Maybe ask friends for class if you can copy notes to assist you.
[Modified by: Marawynd on November 11, 2006 08:45 AM]
[Modified by: Marawynd on November 11, 2006 08:47 AM]
[Modified by: Marawynd on November 11, 2006 06:47 PM]
My son struggled in school since the 2nd grade. He has been diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder. He has had many of the organizational issues and concentration issues you described. We found a combination of therapies to help him. He is 13 now and is doing really well. He has had speech therapy, some emotional therapy to learn to control frustrations. We try to limit empty carbohydrates and keep him well hydrated. Drinking lots of water helps to keep him focused. Believe it or not, XBox360 Rock Band has helped him too. Something about the coordination of the sound/beat, visual beat and hitting the drum at the same time seems to be rewiring his brain or making ear/brain connections. For several years, he had morning flax seed oil in oatmeal or yogurt for Omega 3s. He also takes a supplement, Elevate Brain & Eye Learning Memory Supplement by BioSource Naturals which is on Amazon.com.
It contains Amino Acids, Minerals, Vitamins & Herbs for brain and eye support. They are capsules, but they open and are tasteless in yogurt, applesauce and pudding. I am a Doctor of Naturopathy and formulated this product after 6 years of research and trying to help my son. After a month of taking it, I was getting raving emails from his teachers.