I Need Advice

Stacie Michele - posted on 08/03/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am a 38 year old mom of a five year old daughter. Despite being highly intelligent-my IQ is in the gifted range and I was in college-level classes in high school and to this day take college classes just for fun-I have never learned to drive.

This isn't for lack of trying, I have taken drivers ed and failed it...more than once I am afraid. While I am wonderful on the written work, when it comes to the driving part I seem to not be able to do it. I have problems understanding charts, maps, or any kind of graph. I have problems differentiating left from right. This makes passing the driving part nearly impossible.

I have gotten along without driving fine, but now I am basically being told that I am going to have to get my liscense. How is that going to be possible when I can't pass the class? There is no way I have a learning disability, because my IQ is 160.

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Jodi - posted on 08/04/2015

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Do you actually understand what an IQ score is? Gifted children can indeed have learning disabilities. Such things as central auditory processing disorder, difficulties with visual processing, sensory processing disorder, spatial disorientation, dyslexia, and attention deficits. That's right, having an IQ of 160 does not exempt you from learning disabilities. None of these learning disabilities have a thing to do with intellect. If anything, the high IQ MASKS the disability making it less likely for you to believe (or others to believe) you may have a learning disability.

I would suggest you have a psychological assessment done so you can identify your learning disability and then work with a professional to develop strategies to help yourself.

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Angellika - posted on 08/04/2015

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My 4 year old have a speech language delay..he won't tell me in complete sentence that he have to use the bathroom.what should I do. ?

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