Finding Your LD/ADD Pride Accepting Your LD/ADD
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WHAT STAGE AM I AT?

Generally, people move back and forth between two or more stages before accepting their LD/ADD. While reading through the descriptions of each stage above, you have probably asked yourself what stage(s) you are at. 

The following assessment will help you further clarify this question.

Directions:
A) Score each statement in the columns below by giving yourself the appropriate number:

1 for
2 for
3 for

 I rarely or never think or feel this way
 I sometimes think or feel this way
 I often think or feel this way
B) Click on the "submit" button at the end of the questionnaire to see your score!

1. Lately I feel a need to blame someone for lost opportunities that can be linked to my LD/ADD.
2. I am tired of fighting my LD/ADD
3. I'm working so hard to manage my LD/ADD, but it still a problem in my life. This is getting very frustrating.
4. I often feel hostile or resentful towards others who don't have to deal with LD/ADD or seem to have much easier lives.
5. Lately, I have been trying to find ways to make my LD/ADD go away or no longer be a problem for me.
6. I've got LD/ADD and there's nothing I can do about it
7. Lately, I have not been feeling so angry and/or upset about having LD/ADD. I think I am beginning to feel more at peace with the disability.
8. I often wonder if I am stupid or lazy and question my ability to succeed. I do not feel very hopeful about my future.
9. Lately, I have an expectation that if I make every effort to manage my LD/ADD it won't be a problem anymore.
10. I feel more comfortable telling people about my LD/ADD than ever before.
11. I often hope for a short break from the effects of my LD/ADD when I have an important event (e.g. job interview, exam, social get together) in my life that I do not want to mess up. I do not put any real strategies in place to make this possible. I just expect my LD/ADD to comply.
12. I can't believe I have LD/ADD. There must be a mistake.
13. It makes me mad to think about all the losses my LD/ADD has caused throughout my life.
14. There's no such thing as LD/ADD (i.e. it's just an excuse, or a learning difference.)
15. I have overcome my LD/ADD
16. Why do I have to deal with LD/ADD when others don't? It's so unfair.
17. I don't need to make changes in my life to cope with my LD/ADD.
18. I feel more hopeful about my future with LD/ADD and my ability to succeed.
19. When I look back on my life I realize how many losses I have experienced that can be attributed to my LD/ADD. This thought makes me real sad.
20. I think I can learn to live with my LD/ADD

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