I often wonder how anyone gets diagnosed accurately with something Like ADD or ADHD since the line between a disorder & a personality is so vague. For quite some time it certainly seemed like throwing pills at anyone with behavioral problems was the way to go. I don’t know what it’s like now.
I remember in first grade having to do extra work at home because I was bad at spelling & handwriting. It was very annoying. I still spell words how they sound most of the time, which works just fin until my accent begins to come in to play. I always misspell sentance because that’s how I say it. Shane, who checks my dialogue for me, catches the same things over and over. The spelling & handwriting never became an impediment of enough strength to hole me back in any meaningful way. I struggled to memorize the multiplication tables, which was, in retrospect, a waste of time anyway, for the most part. Maths in general were always troublesome since I couldn’t just memorize what I heard. They are also incredibly boring to me, so it was difficult to focus on them. Again, almost all the time I spent on maths was a complete waste, apart from the societal expectations that a foundational maths education alleviates. In any case I understand learning difficulties on some level, although not to the degree someone with a diagnosed condition does.