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10 Jul 2022, 8:02 am

Am I still able to learn? I meet 6 out of 9 diagnostic criteria for Intellectual Developmental disorder, but I learn 20 times slower. I sometimes don't learn until the police is involved and when I am mentally unstable, but I still learn.

I have severe problems with social-emotional reciprocity, learning from experience, academics, problem solving, and have milder problems with adaptive functioning.

I don't meet diagnostic criteria for:


* Low IQ
* Being illogical
* Severe problems with learning.


I am very intelligent in some specific areas of my restricted interests, I only meet at least 6 diagnostic criteria for Intellectual Developmental Disorder.



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10 Jul 2022, 11:28 am

Your WP posts reflect that you have already learned many things. So I think you are definitely able to learn.

Do you learn the same way and at the same speed as many would expect. I don't know. I can tell you, though, that in early grade school I was slower than the other students...but, given a little extra time, I could read things that were too advanced for them and solve some problems that were too difficult for them. Still, they could do the easy stuff faster than I could.


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10 Jul 2022, 11:34 am

Hey, thanks!



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11 Jul 2022, 4:40 am

I think I don't have that problem, but I notice that there are several ways of learning things. One way is listening to a teachter together with other students in a classroom, even the lesson is very long, 6 hours or so. That works the best for me. I can interact with the teacher and understand things.

The other way is watching a YouTube-video. I am a very good listener generally, and I learn the best when listening.

I am able to read schemes in a book. Text is the hardest.

I notice that I had to learn the Japanese writing system in a different way. I should learn hiragana first and later on kanji (the Chinese characters), but that didn't work for me. I wanted to learn kanji immediately in case of words that is written in kanji in normal Japanese text (not in text for students or children). My memory works in a different way, I noticed.

Now my boss says that I have a learning disorder. Actually, it is his illegal diagnoses, but he talked to the doctor and said that there is a learning disorder. The doctor agreed, but I haven't seen him.

Do I have a learning disorder? Am I unteachable? I strongly disagree. My boss wants to be mailed if several colleague has an issue. But she says to me: "You can't remember those things, you have to write it down, or be mailed. That is a memory issue." Well, I think, that's gaslighting, corruption and fraud, not a memory issue.

I don't believe a crap of this. Because, with a learning disorder they don't have to take a responsibility. They can still catch money to... organize things around me because of my autism, but actually, they catch money for... NOTHING.



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11 Jul 2022, 7:07 am

That makes sense.



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12 Jul 2022, 10:35 am

You are definitely capable of learning. You just have to identify how you learn and if that can be communicated to those teaching you, you will learn.


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12 Jul 2022, 12:18 pm

Thanks!