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No clue- I was born and raised in California and my grandparents grammar usage is way better than mine ( they studied English in France and Vietnam and can barely speak the language )also... refusing to learn bullshit is not a disability, it's a sign of giftedness.:tongue:
BTW, this guy is mispronouncing his own name, why do they butcher French names in murica?
What is a Learning Disability? | LD OnLineWhat is a Learning Disability?
A learning disability is a neurological disorder. In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person's brain is "wired." Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.
A learning disability can't be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong issue. With the right support and intervention, however, children with learning disabilities can succeed in school and go on to successful, often distinguished careers later in life.
Parents can help children with learning disabilities achieve such success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, understanding the educational system, working with professionals and learning about strategies for dealing with specific difficulties.
Not all great minds think alike
Did you know that Albert Einstein couldn't read until he was nine? Walt Disney, General George Patton, and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had trouble reading all their lives. Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Schwab and many others have learning disabilities which haven't affected their ultimate success.
Facts about learning disabilities
Fifteen percent of the U.S. population, or one in seven Americans, has some type of learning disability, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Difficulty with basic reading and language skills are the most common learning disabilities. As many as 80% of students with learning disabilities have reading problems.
Learning disabilities often run in families.
Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities. In addition, they should not be confused with lack of educational opportunities like frequent changes of schools or attendance problems. Also, children who are learning English do not necessarily have a learning disability.
Attention disorders, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities often occur at the same time, but the two disorders are not the same.
Common learning disabilities
Dyslexia – a language-based disability in which a person has trouble understanding written words. It may also be referred to as reading disability or reading disorder.
Dyscalculia – a mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.
Dysgraphia – a writing disability in which a person finds it hard to form letters or write within a defined space.
Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders – sensory disabilities in which a person has difficulty understanding language despite normal hearing and vision.
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities – a neurological disorder which originates in the right hemisphere of the brain, causing problems with visual-spatial, intuitive, organizational, evaluative and holistic processing functions.
Thanks- I work with children and one of the girls that I work with has a learning disability . I was researching about it last night and thought this clip was very eye opening not only for me as an educator but it help me communicate better with other people as wellWhat is a Learning Disability? | LD OnLine
I used to think I had a learning disability in grade 5, because that's what the child lawyers had told me(I had been getting very low grades in grade 5).
But I don't! Now and days adults and friends usually tend to be amazed and compliment my intellect a lot.
But my parents still act as though how well I do at school correlates towards my intelligence.:facepalm:
I used to get horrid grades at school(especially during the first and second terms), but it had less to do with me not being able to understand what they were teaching(though that was the case very occasionally, due to staff not knowing how to teach students properly), but instead had to do with me being bored of what try were teaching us.
I would usually spend my time either paying attention to what the older kids were learning(we had a lot of split classes at our school), daydreaming, doodling, or just doing my own thing. That's how boring class was.
By the time I was in grade 7 my grades began improving dramatically because in my 7/8 split class(when I switched to Catholic school, I learned that all Catholic elementary schools go up to grade 8), the teacher made what we learned both fun and interesting(probably because she was also the schools drama head). And she would allow us to learn the things the older kids were learning too.
By grade 8 I was already getting a straight A average(in all academic subjects), and right now I'm mainly getting A's.
But boy is highschool boring! :1892:
Looking up what IQ tests are actually used for and the research supporting that usage might help.It still baffles me as to why we still use the traditional methods of measuring IQ and teaching/ testing in school.
You say this as if it's a fact. It isn't. Multiple intelligences is just a model that in no way compares to traditional IQ tests. It hasn't been researched as much, it hasn't even been formulated into any kind of assessment that can replace traditional IQ tests! So there isn't currently any standardized way to apply it.it's no secret that there are more than 3-4 types of intelligence
Well, do you think there are 4 or less types of intelligence regardless of model?Looking up what IQ tests are actually used for and the research supporting that usage might help.
You say this as if it's a fact. It isn't. Multiple intelligences is just a model that in no way compares to traditional IQ tests. It hasn't been researched as much, it hasn't even been formulated into any kind of assessment that can replace traditional IQ tests! So there isn't currently any standardized way to apply it.
The video made me rethink about how I should talk to others( my own children, friends etc)EDIT. Watching the video now.
Seeing adults experience anxiety and processing delay is kind of a revenge scenario for me. In some ways, I can relate to it. That was my experience in most of high school and some college classes. I've also been told to look at people when they speak - very difficult as I'm concentrating on the sound. This is a common problem for people with Asperger's Syndrome / ASD.
Sarcasm can be really damaging to a child, one of the reasons why I hate it. We forget that it could still affect us as adults. I see it often at work, my otherwise capable colleague is the butt of jokes, sarcasm and negative feedback. She had been at the job for two years, by now it's become a self-fulfilling prophecy. One of our bosses is particularly mean and can now accuse my coworker up front of things that aren't true. And she's learned to accept such blatant lies.
Same with rhetorical questions. Come on, that's not way to treat a kid (or a subordinate).
I used to be quite the confident student, a risk taker with a strong personality. (Before I turned 12 it was almost impossible to make me cry!) Now I hardly take risks at all. I have failed so many times, I get blamed each time, why would I risk that again?
I may have some sort of learning disability especially when it comes to spatial / kinesthetic learning. Make me do something mechanical (build/ tinker/ use) and I'm gonna stare at you like crazy. Furthermore I hardly learn anything on my own. I was only able to learn whatever I had because of especially competent teachers. I've had both terrible teachers (most of high school) and brilliant ones (grade school math and English, music instructors).
All of this is on top of my more obvious social skills issues.
Yeah that was a very good workshop and video. The teacher handled it expertly. You find really cool stuff, Miss Ai!The video made me rethink about how I should talk to others( my own children, friends etc)
He made a really good point ' how do you look harder or try harder when you dont know the answer.
Or why scream at somebody and tell them to look at you in the eye- as an adult it's uncomfortable as well , I don't want to look somebody in the eyes if they will criticize me and point out my flaws to me.
And I like his example of asking a student a question that he knows for a fact that the student know the answer to - to engaged them in learning more.
I'm sorry that you had experience with bad teachers, and that they made you lose self esteem . It's a teacher duty to make a child want to learn not be fearful of it.
Likewise- parents shouldn't push their child but learn to shadow or cater to the kids interest -
☆ sarcasm and calling out a student does damage a child ( any child and I'll go as far as saying it'll hurt adults as well )
I have piano anxiety bc the teacher used a metal stick to strike at my fingers each time I'm wrong and he kept on reminding me that I must be a bad student at school bc if I suck at piano then I do worst in school - after 2 years my mom decided to sit and watch me play and found out that he strikes my fingers with a stick- she marched up to him- picked me up ( I had lesson from ages 5-7) and brought me out to buy toys and promises me a new piano teacher - but by then I'm traumatize of the piano ( still am).
I still play the piano - it's the lesson that I'm terrified of, so nowadays I self teach myself songs ( easy ones ) and play them for leisure.Yeah that was a very good workshop and video. The teacher handled it expertly. You find really cool stuff, Miss Ai!
If you have piano anxiety, what about music? Did you learn to sing or play another instrument? Music is wonderful, if you can't play the piano I hope you find something else.
Psychological examination indicates above average intellectual level, disharmonious development.
Especially significant deficits were detected in language abilities and general informations (which can be connected to frequent absences at school) and graphomotorical skills of the patient. Psychological examination has shown significant deficits in durability of memory traces in fresh visual memory of patient, ability to focus at will and eye-motion coordination.
The deficits indicate presence of organic damage of the central nervous system of the patient.
An incorrectly formed, emotionally dis-regulated personality, incorrect internalisation of social norms [that probably refers to poor school attendance and performance, which was due to symptoms. Jesus Christ, why do psychologists have to be so fucking dumb?] and very high level of generalized anxiety, manifested in numerous somatic symptoms significantly limiting the functioning of the patient (everyday diarrhoea (which recently turned out to be caused by haemorrhoids), shaking body) was detected.
Due to the above anxiety disorders the patient could the patient couldn’t continue studying in day mode (long absences on somatic anxiety disorders background caused failing next classes).
Currently the patient is continuing studying in weekend high school.
Due to emotional state the patient isn’t qualified to take up work.
More detailed and extensive account is in my blog.Toxic Primary School:
In my 5th class my behaviour grade was 4.0 and the average was 4.3/6.
In 6th class the atmosphere in class got much more toxic. I started having trouble going to school.
In 6th class my behaviour grade dropped to 2.0 and the average dropped to 3.6.
In my 7th class, my average dropped to 3.2.
During the last two years of primary school, I was targeted by two psychological abusers. One of them was an ex-friend that I accidentally offended, second was some year older student that I didn’t know before he started harassing me. The first abuser was also sexually abusing girls and got away with it despite that the school direction knew about everything.
During these two last years, I started suffering from insomnia, attacks of rage, intrusive thoughts and feelings,depression, lost my ability to have normal attendance to school, my grades have drastically worsened, I felt completely alienated. Finally I got IBS and was unable to go to school at all.
That was the second damage: I ended primary school traumatized, with very bad grades, health problems and no chance to get into a decent high school. I had an average of 2.7/6 and behaviour grade of 2.0 which made me a persona non-grata in good high schools.
2.0 behaviour grate is given automatically over certain amount of absences.
Toxic Private High School
2.0/6 and 2.0 from behaviour.
Normal High School
2.8 and 2.0 from behaviour, passed only due to individual teaching.
1.9 and 2.0 from behaviour. Got kicked out of school. Had to go to a weekend school.
Weekend High School
During the 5th semester I had average of 2.3.
During the 6th semester I had average of 2.4.
During year 4, on Semester VII I got average of 3.0. I had to repeat it, first, though.
I barely finished high school with score average grades of 3.0 (again due to English and one bullshit subject that practically didn’t require studying called Knowledge About Society).
I have spent 6,5 years struggling to get through high school.
I passed maturity exam with 2 and 2 from Polish, 4 and 5 from English and 5 from Knowledge About Society. So, I had no chance to get to a free college. Or ability to finish college at all while we’re at it.
Thank you for your input. I was thinking about the effect of trauma on learning earlier. This is all good data.I started out with dysgraphia and dyspraxia.
Dysgraphia killed my passion for maths because writing was always slow and physically painful for me and maths is all about writing writing writing writing.
Dyspraxia made very poor P.E. student. P.E. teachers usually care more about effort than actual skill, though.
Ever since being targeted by two vicious abusers in last two classes of primary school, my school attendance and performance took a nosedive and never recovered due to insomnia, IBS, school phobia and worsened ability to concentrate and study.
After the neo-nazi attacks of 2005 my memory and ability to focus got even worse.
I lost my career because all these crimes committed against me by the society.