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I am 16 and have never been professionally diagnosed with a learning disability because I was never tested. I am starting to wonder, though, whether there is something going on. A lot of times I just feel stupid... like I can't understand things as fast as I should. Sometimes when things are explained verbally, it just doesn't get through. When I write, I often don't finish words or letters, don't finish sentences, add extra words, leave words out, or write completely wrong words. I often mess things up even when typing, though less frequently. It also takes me a longer time than it should to copy down notes, even the smallest distraction and I get completely off focus, and I have to concentrate really hard to get back on track. When I go to try to write things, it sometimes seems nearly impossible to get started, and if it's something I don't fully understand it will often take a long time to write even one sentence. I find myself staring blankly at the page and not doing anything because it literally feels like I can't. This happens with both writing by hand and typing. Also, I don't know if it's related but- well I'll give an example: we watched a movie in a class and he instructed us to compare our notes/knowledge with the movie and say what we think was accurately or innacurately portrayed... but I find I can barely remember the movie even though I was paying attention and at the time I couldn't really follow the plot completely or figure out who was who. I'll do this with regular movies as well, somehow miss small things that others seem to thing are obvious and get really confused. Now it's causing a problem because I don't know how to write this assignment because I spent the whole time merely trying to latch on to the plot. It's all very frustrating... but I don't know what to do about it. Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong or how to fix it? I'd apprieciate any advice, thank you.