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Learning Disabilities - Coping at School - Tips And Tricks That Work, General Problems At School

Science EncyclopediaLearning Disabilities

T o pass history tests, Dora knew that she needed to take lots of notes. She wrote much too slowly to be able to take down everything the teacher said. Often, while jotting down one fact or date or idea, she missed several more. Finally Dora asked the teacher if she could use a tape recorder. To Dora's surprise, her teacher answered, “Of course.” Soon Dora had notes on tape that she could listen to over and over.

Like Dora, many people with a learning disability find that doing certain things a little differently from the way most people do them works well. They use areas of strength to compensate, or make up for, areas of weakness. They find tips and tricks that work.

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