#33 When Learning Disabilities Become A Superpower – Anne’s Story

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In college, choosing a major was challenging for Anne. Her challenge wasn’t because she was a feckless student unable to pick something and stick to it.  It was because her undiagnosed learning disabilities made learning new subjects difficult.

Textbooks were a constant battle for Anne while going through school and college.  After a college therapist pointed out the discrepancy between different parts of her SAT scores she started investigating how she learned and processed information. As a result, Anne was diagnosed with Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder and Working Memory Weakness.  These learning disabilities haven’t held Anne back, today she is a Learning Consultant with Indigo Slate.

In this episode of Silent Superheroes, Anne will explain how her learning disabilities lead her to cheat on a school test.  She’ll share how they affect her physically.  And finally she’ll share what businesses should be doing to make training more easy for people with learning disabilities.


  • Anne’s Coaching Website (link)

About Dyslexia

Signs of dyslexia can be difficult to recognize before your child enters school, but some early clues may indicate a problem. Once your child reaches school age, your child’s teacher may be the first to notice a problem. Severity varies, but the condition often becomes apparent as a child starts learning to read.

Getting Support

Remember, the people you hear on Silent Superheroes are sharing their own views about mental health and mental illness. They are not giving advice. For that reason, please consult with your care provider before making a change to your treatment plan.

It’s important to take your mental health seriously. Consequently, if you need to speak to someone you can call 1-800-273-8255, or text crisistextline.org on 741741. Both provide 24×7 confidential counseling to people in the United States. Worldwide visit http://iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

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