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Problem reading lists

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  • Posted By: adamkade
  • August 26, 2009
  • 10:46 PM

I am unsure whether or not I have any condition at all. The problem is I have problems with lists. It has been affecting me all my life, I have alway put it down to a general slowness in my learning ability. Rescently I have taken a job in a call centre, whilst participating in the training i needed to look at a computer screen and respond to customers. I simply find it extremely difficult to choose the correct entry needed. I can read and right really well (I have just finished a degree in creative writing) but when words or any kind of symbols are presented to me in any kind of list i find it hard to register what that symbol means. it makes me feel as if I am really stupid. I have always believed that I maybe I was slow in the past. Though this didnt quite equate because when it comes to understanding complex ideas I am more that adept.

WHilst at university the teacher often sent around a piece of paper around the classroom with every ones name on it, and she asked people to place a tick by the side of thier names, if they couldnt see thier name then to write thier name at the bottom. More often than not the act of trying to find my name on the list would cause me a lot of anxiety this short list. So I used to just write my name at the bottom.

The teacher had noticed and first suggested to me that had a problem with lists (and gave me the name of the condition. I have promptly forgotten the name of it.) Could any one enlighten me as to whether there is a possibliity that there is such a condition and what I can do about it?

Thanks very much for your time.

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