tagline
WETA

Search LD OnLine

Get our free newsletter

advertisement

Forums
Adults with LD or ADHD

Hi! I am Catherine and have a LD


Author Message
Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 11
Other Topics
Posted Sep 27, 2008 at 4:38:42 PM
Subject: Hi! I am Catherine and have a LD

hi! im catherine. i just wanted to introduce myself. i have been trying to sign up on this site forever. but everytime i guess it went to spam and i didnt check spam or even thought to. i have a learning disability. it was called perceptually imparied than auditory processing disorder/ have trouble reading and understanding what im reading/mathematics and now its called specific learning disability. i just graduated high school in 2007. in high school they pushed me through the school and didnt really care i was struggling. i struggled in regular ed and some what of special ed classes. i tried college one class and i think i passed because everything was on computers. i did try reading but it was too hard to do two. i can spell words i know. i dont know big words that everyone else knows. i have a small vocabulary. sometimes i wish i could meet someone else who has a ld and talk to them because i wanna know how they feel every day and stuff. i struggle when people talk to me and i cant understand them. some people think i understand them but i really dont. and when i read i just keep reading pretending i understood what i read but really didnt. or i read the same sentance like 100 times. i dunno just some thing i do. welll thats me in a nutshell.

catherine

Back to top Profile Email AOL Instant Messenger
AnnLogsdon
Joined May 02, 2008
Posts: 10

Other Topics
Posted:Jan 21, 2010 7:38:47 AM

Hello Catherine,
You may want to consider contacting your state's chapter of the Learning Disability Association. They have state groups and may be able to direct you to support groups in your area. You can find your state's listing here:

http://www.ldanatl.org/state_chapters/index.asp

I hope this helps.

Ann Logsdon
www.learningdisabilities.about.com
[Modified by: AnnLogsdon on January 21, 2010 07:39 AM]

Ann Logsdon, Learning Disabilities Guide About.com About.com is a New York Times Company

Back to top Profile Email
angie1
Joined Aug 02, 2010
Posts: 4

Other Topics
Posted:Aug 02, 2010 1:10:45 PM

Hi Catherine!

I also have auditory processing disorder. It sucks! But just know YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I graduated in '97 so I'm a little bit older. It's been a very dissapointing journey though. I'm sure you, like me, were pushed through school and encouraged to college. I had much higher hopes for myself than working in a convenience store (which is what I do now) but I have great friends there and the benefits are good though the pay is min. wage. It's hard sometimes in my job because I don't get what people want me to do sometimes, but I pretend I understand and sometimes it works out.... or a bit after the fact it "clicks" and I can go back and fix my mistakes before someone notices. Sometimes I feel pretty dumb though. I just try to have a sense of humor about it... that's the most important thing is self-confidence. If you can be comfortable with yourself, then other people are more likely to be too. If not - screw em! haha. So what are you doing? Are you still in school or are you working?

Angie

Back to top Profile Email
Cheryl
Joined Nov 28, 2010
Posts: 1

Other Topics
Posted:Nov 28, 2010 5:41:29 PM

Hi everyone,I've a learning disability too. Diagnose in 1970 with it. Yea, I agree it's real hard to have this disability. I didn't even try to go to collage. I didn't think I could go because of this disability. My high school didn't even say anything about collage for me. And I gradate in 1984. My areas of trouble are: math,spelling,reading,understanding. I couldn't live on my own because I couldn't get a good paying job. I got married at 29 and then I live out on my own if you want to call it that.? A lot of people in my own family don't understand this disability. I sometimes think my own mother doesn't think I've a learning disability!

Back to top Profile Email
CLAIRE
Joined Sep 04, 2009
Posts: 2

Other Topics
Posted:May 19, 2011 9:54:12 PM

Hi, I'm new to this site. I to Have LD. I'm 41 I was tested at the age of 23 only after barely graduating high school. I have many LDs---Math, Reading comprehension, visual spatial,visual and auditory processing and expressive language. writing too. To this day it's hard to except. I had tutors but that didn't work. I really don't know how I got through college which I didn't cause I was academically suspended twice. It effects all areas of life. I find it hard to accept and to deal with it. Thank you for listening.

Back to top Profile Email
dhfl143
Joined Jan 25, 2008
Posts: 267

Other Topics
Posted:May 19, 2011 10:42:07 PM

Welcome Cheryl and Clare to LDOnline. Glad to have you. I am sure your perspective will benefit many visitors. You are certainly not alone in your experiences. Thanks for contributing to the conversation and we look forward to your future posts.

Back to top Profile Email
Xplio123
Joined Mar 10, 2012
Posts: 2

Other Topics
Posted:Mar 10, 2012 12:01:01 PM

Quote angie1:

Hi Catherine!

Quote angie1:

I also have auditory processing disorder. It sucks! But just know YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I graduated in '97 so I'm a little bit older. It's been a very dissapointing journey though. I'm sure you, like me, were pushed through school and encouraged to college. I had much higher hopes for myself than working in a convenience store (which is what I do now) but I have great friends there and the benefits are good though the pay is min. wage. It's hard sometimes in my job because I don't get what people want me to do sometimes, but I pretend I understand and sometimes it works out.... or a bit after the fact it "clicks" and I can go back and fix my mistakes before someone notices. Sometimes I feel pretty dumb though. I just try to have a sense of humor about it... that's the most important thing is self-confidence. If you can be comfortable with yourself, then other people are more likely to be too. If not - screw em! haha. So what are you doing? Are you still in school or are you working?

Quote angie1:

Angie

Wow. I'm a few years younger than you but reading your paragraph was similar to reading something I would say. Good to see I'm not alone.

Back to top Profile Email