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a ADD life - December 28th 2011, 09:53 AM

This ADD this is driving me to be more stress! I have know what clue what to do with school since they want to put me on a plan. And my school filled with really smart people.... Ill feel like I'm the dumb one with accommodation like suplametry notes. My teacher just see me as a ADD kid with problems. I don't want the world to only look at me through this ADD filter. I have no clue what to do about ADD.....I mean what wrong with me? Why do I need to be diffrent just cause my heads a little diffrent, that i focus different.

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Re: a ADD life - December 29th 2011, 09:48 AM


Don't ever feel that anything is wrong with you. Learning disorders in general are raising at an disarmingly rate; you'll be surprised how much other people do have it.

If you look at it, the majority of us do posses something that may require special attention that we may not desire. Take for example in real life I do have a stuttering problem, it has gotten really better but even before I had a plethora of special treatment, my therapist would always come to pull me out of class where everyone could see and know. Like you I hated all this special treatment, I couldn't really understand why i needed everything. I had to endure many teasing along the way, teachers even looked down on me because I could not say a full sentance.

Throughout though, I learned that what ever issues I may have;rather it be my stuttering or something else that it's only tempoary. You may be put on a plan and stand out;but continue to just study hard and prove these people who think we aren't normal wrong.

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Re: a ADD life - December 29th 2011, 12:07 PM

There is nothing wrong with you I have ADHD and I remember in school espically when I was in primary/elementary school I felt like the only one in the school who needed help with thier work ect. Though that was not quite true as I was not the only one in my school who needed help with thier work. The plan may help I know when I went into senior school/secondary school I had an IEP and everything, it helped a-bit as it meant other teachers understood me and understood how I learnt well most of the time.Then other teachers just looked past it and told me to concentrate a few even yelled at me for god's sake be quiet.

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Re: a ADD life - January 12th 2012, 04:38 AM


Since 3rd grade I have been getting accommodations. That's 11 years now. I am now in college and I still get double time on tests. We are going to see the world a little differently, and the world is just going to have to look at us a little differently. But we will do what needs to get done. What I try to do, is keep it on the DL, like I go to the teacher after class and such, so then it doesn't make as big of deal. Teachers, before they become teachers have to take classes on how to accomodate kids like me and you, so they can help us get through in life. That's what they are there for.

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Re: a ADD life - January 12th 2012, 05:09 AM

Did you know that people with learning disabilities are actually smarter than the general population? In order to be diagnosed with one you have to have a high IQ with test results that don't match. Plus, your classmates will not assume you are stupid either. If you haven't told them, they probably don't even know.

Teachers don't look at kids with LDs as "problem kids." Your teacher honestly wants to see you succeed.

I myself and dyslexic, and I'm in college now. Dyslexia can cause a lot of the same symptoms as ADD, such as losing focus, not remembering what you just read, etc. I've figured out how to cope on my own. I still struggle at times, but I somehow managed to come out of my classes last semester with good marks. You can too, you just have to figure out that perfect method that works right for you and your school only wants to help you find that method with this program. I suggest you do it.

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Re: a ADD life - January 12th 2012, 05:52 AM

The "hands down", "no contest" absolute smartest kid in my school is a Sophomore with ADD. When he doesn't take his meds he can be an annoying pain in the ass because he's always playing around, talking off topic, or some stuff... But he is absolutely brilliant...

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