[Image: Four infographics, each with a brain in the center, surrounded by different colored circles. The brains each name a kind of learning disability: Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and Dysgraphia. The circles are describing the different kinds of symptoms for each disorder.]

This is incredibly hard to read for an infographic on learning disabilities :P So here’s the transcription, sorry if I missed something! (btw this seems to be written for ppl working with children, hence the classroom mentions, but it’s spot on if you’re looking for info for yourself) (also I added some things in brackets)


Classroom Issues:

  • problems note taking/copying from board
  • affected by background noise
  • poor listening skills
  • difficulty getting ideas on paper


  • memory difficulties
    - [such as with] sequences
    - [and] rules
  • needs visual reminders
  • finds planning tricky

Gross Motor:

  • physical issues
    - [with] balance
    - [climbing] stairs
    - getting dressed
  • co-ordination issues
    - hopping
    - sports
    - running

Fine Motor:

  • handwriting issues
    - [having proper] pencil grip
    - [letter/word] spacing
    - formation [of letters/numbers]
  • manipulation difficulties
    - [doing up] buttons
    - [using] classroom equipment
    - [tying] shoelaces


  • limited focus:activities need to be broken down
  • easily distracted and fidgety
  • poor memory skills



  • can’t find the right word
  • organisational problems
  • difficulty getting ideas on paper


  • difficulties with telling time
  • left/right confusion
  • gets lost easily
Memory Difficulties:
  • dates
  • sequences
    - alphabet
    - times tables
    - phone numbers
Motor Control:
  • co-ordination difficulties
  • handwriting difficulties
  • difficulty copying
  • moving or overlapping text [words, letters, sentences shifting as you look at the text or changing places each time you look]
  • needing to re-read [to comprehend the text]
  • losing place in text
  • similar sounds cause confusion
  • difficulty ‘hearing’ sounds
  • can’t remember what words look like
  • find background noise distracting
  • problems note taking


Classroom Management:
  • activities and instructions need to be broken down
  • may need support with syntax structure and grammar
  • requires extra time when writing
  • benefits from assistive technology/other methods of recording
    - voice recorder
    - speech to text
    - [using images/graphics or charts]
  • benefits from visual support
    - key word vocabulary [I think this means like, flash card style learning]
    - checklists
  • requires time to plan visually
    - story map
    - mind map
  • needs time for proofreading
Fine Motor:
  • handwriting difficulties
    - [letter] formation
    - spacing [between letters, words, or paragraphs]
    - sizing [of writing]
  • manipulation difficulties
    - using equipment [aka handling anything that requires fine motor skills]
    - pencil grip [improperly or pain from using]
  • difficulty thinking of words to write
  • tires quickly when writing [this can be mentally, or physically from hand/arm cramping]
  • trouble keeping track of thoughts


  • problems handling money - working out change, etc
  • struggles to understand [some or many] mathematical concepts - speed, time, etc. 
  • map reading difficulties
  • difficulties with telling time
  • left/right confusion
  • [difficulty distances properly]
  • [difficulty measuring things or guessing measurements]
  • cannot accurately recall number[s or] facts
  • constantly re-learning and recapping skills
  • organisation issues [forgetting where things belong etc]
  • difficulty navigating back and forth along a number, line, or sequence
  • can lose place easily
  • finds counting in [groups of numbers such as] twos or threes problematic
  • lack of confidence in answers [weird phrasing? anyway this means often getting the wrong answer (to mathematical problems) despite having the correct math or the right answer despite having incorrect math or being unsure of how it was achieved]
  • problems transferring information: e.g 3 + 2 = 5 therefore 3 +2 = 5  [difficulties with transposing numbers]
  • struggles to understand chronology
  • issues with place value [with adding things up to 10s or 100s etc, moving decimal points, etc]
  • [moving or overlapping numbers, as in numbers shifting as you look at them or changing places each time you look]

(Source: weareteachers, via englishteacheronline)



Amy P. was recently on The Approval Matrix, and was asked about the difficulties the “modern man” face. 

Her response was perfect.

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"It is not your role to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who-you-really-are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you.

You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive or sick enough to help sick people get well. You only ever uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment."
Abraham Hicks  (via yeshecholwa)


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Throwback Thursday - Hippo calf Adhama’s underwater ballet recital. Watch the video.


"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made of layers, cells, constellations."
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4 (1971)

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"'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick."
Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)

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This is a lovely lady! 

Ohhhhhhhhhhh my god this is so stunning!!! Thank you so much Holly and please everyone go check out all of their really gorgeous work!



This is a lovely lady! 

Ohhhhhhhhhhh my god this is so stunning!!! Thank you so much Holly and please everyone go check out all of their really gorgeous work!

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"1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

4. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

5. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

6. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

7. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

8. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

9. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

10. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

11. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

13. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

14. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

15. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you."

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A self care list. I’ve been working on this. I promise it’s worth it.

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