The Challenge of Starting a New Job With Learning Disabilities – msn Money

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Iam 27 and I didn’t realize I had learning disabilities until the last couple of years. Don’t get me wrong — that doesn’t mean I’ve always had an easy time learning new things or processing information, but rather that I strongly masked and compensated for my difficulties.

It was very validating for a neuropsychologist to tell me that I have specific learning disability in math, also known as dyscalculia, as well as nonverbal learning disability (also known as a learning disability that involves issues with spatial processing, fine motor coordination, and more). I also was tested by a developmental audiologist and seen to have central auditory processing disorder. Last but not least, while it is not technically a learning disability, I was also officially diagnosed with ADHD, primarily inattentive type.

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