When I was in the second grade my class had to study all the states and remember all of the states’ names. For a seven year old boy with executive functioning disorder, this was extremely difficult. When I took the test I failed it, and I failed it bad. My teacher even told my parents that I would never be able to pass the test. But, after about a week of studying I went back to take the test. I got every single question correct! I proved my teacher wrong and I figured out that I learned differently than the other kids.
The next year I left that school after the year was over and headed off to Massachusetts where I received testing to see what was going on inside my head. I found out that I had executive functioning disorder and that I just had a different learning style. That’s when my opportunity to go to the Fenn School popped up. This school had a program for kids like me with learning disabilities. I felt right at home, the kids and the teacher were so great.
Just when I thought I had control of everything, sixth grade happened. This meant less help, little accommodations, and no one to talk to. I felt like I was so out of place and as though I needed more help. Somehow I made it through though and I just rolled along .
Until now I though that I had EFD and only EFD, but now I'm getting testing to see if there's something more. What I'm hoping is that I don't find out that I have something like ADD or some other learning disability which wouldn't improve my chances of getting into the prepschools I want to. Also it would make life outside of school harder becasue I wouldn't be able to plan events as well as other people. Hopefully the psychologist testing me doesn't find anything new and I stay the way I am.