- So, that's what I have?!
- Mild intellectual disability
Mild intellectual disability
School is hard for you. You don’t understand what the teacher is talking about, while the other children do. It’s difficult to play with other children. It’s hard to do things on your own and you often need others to help you.
What is a mild intellectual disability?
A mild intellectual disability is a complicated way of saying someone is not so smart. Some people are born smart, and others not as smart. You don’t have to be ashamed for not being as smart. You might have the following problems if you are not so smart:
- It is difficult for you to learn things.
- You often don’t understand what others say.
- Things need to be explained more to you than other children. And you would prefer that others don’t know this.
- You want to do things yourself, but it’s hard.
- It’s difficult to make friends.
- You often don’t understand jokes.
- You have a lot of problems with all of these things.
You might even have more problems. Are you really hyper? Or really scared of something? Are you sometimes really sad? Is there a lot of fighting at home? Ask your dad, mom, brother or sister to read this with you. You might have problems with:
- ADHD (being hyper)
- Anxiety (being scared)
- Autism (having difficulty making friends)
- Depression (being unhappy)
- Compulsion (feeling like you have to do something)
- Eating disorder (problems with eating)
- Behavioural disorder (getting angry easily and destroying things)
- Psychosis (living in an imaginary world)
- Trauma (experiencing something really bad)
- Addiction (not being able to live without something, like alcohol or drugs)
There are people who can help you with your problems and help you to feel better.