• Learning disabilities

    Issue with Math

    Let’s face it, not everyone likes math. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. For the most part, a lot of it isn’t too difficult. We can learn it with practice and such. However, it’s not so simple for some. Some individuals have what is called dyscalculia. In other words, a math learning disability. Those who have dyscalculia struggle with learning concepts relating to numbers, perform math calculations, and perform so many basic math skills. This learning disorder is just as common as dyslexia, although perhaps not as well understood. Some individuals who struggle with dyscalculia also struggle with another disorder, such as dyslexia or ADHD. This isn’t always the…

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    Learning disabilities

    Struggles with reading

    Today’s post is the first of a series of posts I want to do about learning disabilities, as many people are diagnosed with them. Some are diagnosed with ADHD and a learning disability, while others with just one of them. The first learning disability I want to discuss is dyslexia. So, what is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects and involves reading. Those who have dyslexia have a difficult time connecting letters with sounds, read at a slower pace, and struggle with understanding what they are reading. Dyslexia is a common disorder and doesn’t have anything to do with intelligence. Who and how does affect people? It affects…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Different way of learning

    It can be easy to see ADHD or any learning disability as just that. As a disability. As something that can make it a challenge to learn, or do things, or read, or whatever else related to it. As something that is bad, or negative, or something that isn’t good. And yes, to some extent, it does make things challenging. Some days, ADHD can make things more difficult and challenging than others. There are times when it seems and feels like ADHD isn’t the best thing. And I’m sure it may be similar with those with learning disabilities. However, I don’t see it as merely a disability. Or a negative…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Too many distractions

    Anyone can get distracted sometimes. Many would say that this is normal, and that most, if not everyone, can get distracted by one thing or another. I’m sure we can agree on this. However, if you’re someone with ADHD, it’s a whole different ball game. When you have ADHD, getting distracted happens all the time, everyday. No matter where you are, what you’re doing, there is a good chance you might get distracted by one thing or another. You could be having an interesting conversation with someone, when a branch moving outside may grab our attention and distract us from the conversation. We could be at the office, focused on…

  • ADHD/ADD

    No, we are not all a little ADHD sometimes

    I’m sure many of us with ADHD have heard this. I have on a couple of occasions. But the truth is, no we’re not all a little ADHD sometimes. Yes, everyone will forget something from time to time, or lose an important piece of paper. But the truth of the matter is, for those of us with ADHD, this happens every day. We struggle to remember things. We struggle to stay organized. We struggle to focus on tasks at work and at home. We’re lucky if we even manage to complete a task. Completing it on time is even more of a challenge. This is our daily life. It’s everyday.…