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Unhappy learning disabily and dyslexia? - October 31st 2012, 11:41 AM

i have dyslexia ever since i was a little kid.
i also have a learning disability, i can't process things fast like other kids.
i'm 17 years old, i'm a senior in high school.
yesterday i went to my class and my teacher called me stupid because i was talking too long on a problem. it offended me & made me cry when i left the class. she didn't know i'm dyslexic or that i have a LD. i've been in RSP classes since 6th grade. (RSP classes are like special ed classes but for learning disabilities) i don't think i can confront my teacher next time i go to class. i'm thinking of changing teachers.

Please help me figure this out.

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Re: learning disabily and dyslexia? - October 31st 2012, 07:02 PM

Honestly? In my opinion your teacher should not be calling any student stupid whether they do or don't have a disability and dyslexia. I think it was completely inappropriate of them. Personally, I would talk to my parents/guardians and chances are they'd bring it up to the school to make a complaint against the teacher to try and ensure it doesn't happen again (to me as well as all the other children in the school) and to discuss about my teachers being informed of the problems having a learning disability and dyslexia can cause.

I hope that makes sense. You're not stupid and I do hope you haven't taken what your teacher has said to you to heart. Don't be afraid to talk about what's going on. Keep smiling


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Re: learning disabily and dyslexia? - November 1st 2012, 12:25 AM

I definitely agree with Jessie here. None of your teachers should be calling any student stupid whether they know that person has a learning disability, Dyslexia or any other disability.
Tell your parents about this and have them contact your school and try talking to a school guidance counselor/head of year/principal, whichever of those your school has so that the teacher can be notifyed that their behavior was not appropriate.
I understand how this may get you upset however do your best to not take it personally, the teacher may have said it without thinking, this does not excuse or lower the seriousness of what happened it is just some people, even adults, do not always think before they say things.

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Re: learning disabily and dyslexia? - November 1st 2012, 06:01 PM

If you are in high school, and you have had the appropriate testing done, your teachers should be aware of your learning disability. As others have said, your teachers should not be calling you any name besides your real name. You are going to have other situations where you are going to have to make sure people are aware of your learning disability. Seeing that it's not the beginning of the school year, your teacher should definitely be aware of your learning disability and it may be a little late to change teachers, but see what you can do. I highly suggest speaking with your teacher.


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