By The Understood Team
Jonathan Ferrera has processing issues. In this video from our partner, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Jonathan urges people with learning and attention issues to focus on their gifts and to stay positive and motivated.
Linda Reddy, Ph.D.
Apr 11, 2014
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I have an amazing 9 year old boy with a processing speed in the 1st percentile, ADHD, tics and expressive language impairment. I would LOVE to show him some more videos like this to let him hear for others who have struggled like he has and persevered! Any chance you guys could produce some more? Thanks for everything you do!
Thanks for the feedback. I still worry about her. She is impulsive in speech and has trouble changing gears if something isn't working. She still lets things build up and then blows in one big panic freak out so she isn't always able to monitor when she needs to ask for help.
@Kurteri: Thanks so much for sharing your daughter's success story with us! It sounds like she was a strong advocate for herself. And she's lucky to have a parent as proud of her efforts as you clearly are! Thanks for being here with us.
My daughter was in high school before she finally had validation for this disability. Her elementary teachers didn't understand and some of her middle school teachers told me flat out that I was wrong about my child and that she had no learning issues. She is a perfectionist and has issues with emotional control so not getting things as fast would trigger her emotions. She has ADHD and possibly some mild dyslexia - some letter reversals lasted throughout elementary school. One of her strengths is her ability to decide to do something every day and stick to it. She started organizing her homework by herself in 4th grade by setting up a schedule. There was one middle school teacher that took extra time with her and got her through. Other teachers made things worse, every day. I still tear up when I think about it. In high school she learned to get help even if it is only for one problem. She graduated HS with a 3.97 and in 3 yrs of college had one 3.5 and the rest 4.0. Education major.
This is great
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