Being a teen with DLD

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My story starts with me being diagnosed with DLD when I was 15.  I also was diagnosed with Dyslexia in P6.  I always knew there was something else than Dyslexia that made me struggle at school, but I did not know what.  I found school hard and still do.  I have realised it takes me longer to process information in class.  I also find reading exceedingly difficult and tiring.  Homework can be challenging as most my friends take 2 hours to do homework but I take 4 hours to do mine ; this doesn’t mean you’re stupid it just means that you take longer trying to process information.  My mum has been fighting for help since P1 as she always knew there was something not right. I feel stressed most of the time trying to keep up with all the work and always try to spend time with friends. If you have DLD and reading this and have been through similar things you are not the only one, a lot of people have been through it. After I leave school, I am wanting to be a paediatric nurse as nothing will stop me no matter what I have. Thank you to speak and language therapists, she has help me believe that I can do anything I want to do and be anything I want to be.

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