This is a response to I Don't Struggle, I Can't.
Reading an Odyssey creator's firsthand account of having a learning disability struck a deep chord with me. I don't personally struggle with one, but I'm close with people that do. This was an inside look at the daily pain they face, and it's a worthwhile read for anyone looking to gain insight into this all-too-common condition.
One in five individuals in the U.S. struggle with learning and attention issues, according to the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Several conditions fall under the umbrella of learning disabilities, including dyslexia and oral language disorders, to name a few.
Identifying symptoms is a crucial part of determining whether you have a learning disability. From there, figuring out what kind of treatment you need is much easier.
Here are a few signs you might have a learning disability:
Problems with School Subjects (Reading or Math)How Struggling In Math Class Has Affected Me
Difficulty Remembering ThingsPoetry On Odyssey: MemoriesPixabay
Being Easily Distracted5. Get distracted.
Problems Telling TimeManagement Is An Important SkillElena Koycheva
Having a Hard Time Expressing Yourself (Through Speaking or Writing)How Do We Define Good Writing?c1.staticflickr.com
Having a mild case of any of these symptoms doesn't automatically mean you have a learning disability. However, if you're experiencing one or more and feeling like it impacts your ability to succeed in a learning environment, it may be time to seek help. Visit ldaamerica.org to learn more.