Patient Comments: Learning Disabilities - Personal Experience

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Comment from: Mathew, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I have had a learning disability throughout my child hood. My disability was access, thought a professional specialist, and NSW (New South Wales) education from primary school. At the end of year six I was transferred to a special school due to my diagnosis. I am ashamed and find it hard to accept who I am, being diagnosed a borderline MMR (mild mentally retarded). As I am an adult now I think to myself I have a learning disability but tend to hide it and cannot talk about it to anyone. I know who I am and very sensitive to accept it or not. Deep inside me it hurts me to admit it and knowing the truth. I am a special person who is mentally retarded.

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Comment from: glassblower51, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 25

We have a daughter with severe learning difficulties and cerebral palsy. She has started having screaming fits, and she bites her hands and lips. This occurs more during the night, which leaves me and my wife at our wits' end. I just wonder if any of your members experience similar problems.

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