ld vs. id(itellectual disability)

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ld vs. id(itellectual disability)
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Sun, 01-26-2014 - 9:19pm

i was diagnosed with having learning disabilities all through school by tons of docs and pros and then in my twenties and thirties other pros and 1doc said i have develoopmental disability, intellectual disability, developmental delay, mentally challenged and that i have more and worse then learning disabilities and they keep telling me this and they have changed my disability from learning disability to all this other stuff and i was told to stop calling myself ld bc i have mental retardation and when i tell ppl that doctors told us growing up i was learning disabled they just don't believe it and just that i am more severe much more. and my mother tells me that ppl r only telling me that truth and that they only say i have a learning disability bc it's what i want to hear she just keeps saying the only reason ppl tell u that u have ld is bc that is only what u want to hear the pros and docs also think my iq which is average/normal is to low to have lds the doctor thold her most ppl with lds have above average iqs i have also been enrolled in the arc and all these MR programs but i dont qualify for and ld support group like ld of michigan bc they have diagnosed as not ld anymore but mr. is it possible to go 20yrs with LDs and then changing it 2 mr?

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 9:55am
I am actually on meds, but I appreciate your input.
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Sun, 01-26-2014 - 10:44pm

A lot of what you have written is gibberish, which is not surprising if you are bipolar and NOT on meds. 

IQ has NOTHING to do with being Learning Disabled.  That is apples and oranges.

Learning Disabled people can have low IQ's, normal IQ's or high IQ's.  Again, there is NO connection between LD and IQ.

On the other hand, Intellectually Disabled people DO have below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living, called adaptive behaviors.  People with intellectual disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly, and there will be some things they cannot learn.

A learning disability is a neurological disorder.  In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person's brain is "wired."  Children with learning disabilities have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.  But these difficulties are not the result of IQ impairment.

Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities.  HOWEVER, someone with autism, intellectual disability, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders can ALSO have a learning disability.