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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2005, 02:42:33 »
Man, the worst that could happen is that they'd say No. And that would probably only be if you couldn't talk at all. I wouldn't worry about it at all.

A starcraft fan? Good stuff indeed.
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2005, 02:50:32 »
Yeah before I found my corrent job I used to play Starcraft every day. I always love playing real time strategy games, as well as first person tactial shooters.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2005, 14:46:01 »
Goodstuff indeed. Prehaps we can play sometime on b.net  ;D
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2005, 13:07:56 »
Will having a stammering problem affect me in basic training and overall performance in the reserves, should I choose to join?

Iin case you don't know what stammering is, people always misconceptionalize it as "studdering" when you really aren't. Basically, when you want to say a word, it doesn't come out the instant you want it, therefore it sounds like studdering because your trying to force it out. Anyways, I was wondering if stammering is a issue, and if you know anyone else with this problem who has been successful in the army. Thanks a bunch.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2005, 13:16:46 »
There are lot's of people now, and in the past, that have the same problem AND successful military careers.
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2005, 15:21:24 »
I know of more than a few people with speech impediments, and the general rule of thumb is that if you are a good troop, no one fooks with you. However, if you are a shitpump, behind your back you will get it. Hang on, that's the general rule of thumb for everybody in the military  ;D

I wouldn't sweat it. I know plenty of people who can speak "normally" but constantly jam their foot in the mouth with the out-there things that they say, which is infinitely worse than something that you really have little control over, such as a speech impediment. I would say that a few unenlightened people (such as those that point and laugh at handicapped people) might give you grief, but they are generally so thick that you can quickly cut them down to size (even if it takes a few seconds longer). A quick mind is better than a quick mouth, and when you join, you want to minimize on how much you speak anyways. A good instructor will take into account if you have difficulty with your speech when it takes you longer to answer a question, much in the same way if you ask someone (a Francophone, for example) something in English, and the time it takes them to translate, formulate a response, translate that into English, and then respond in English. No worries.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2006, 13:00:30 »
hey,
how much does it hurt you during the recruiting proses if you have some learning disabilities?

thank you for all your help
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2006, 16:15:18 »
You won't know until you try.
This is a difficult question because learning disabilities can encompass so much. Truth is, no one can easily answer your question, especially not without more facts. The best thing to do might be to call the recruiting office and ask them. And just so you know, many people with learning disabilities make it into the CF.

Good luck.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2006, 19:34:43 »
Yeah.... that nice Sgt & WO will help you understand what you can't figure out for yourself :)

Seriously though.... what kind of dissability is it?
Our system is excellent to teach groups of 30 people make it thru their courses.
Don't expect to get continuous and ongoing one on one if that's what the dissability happens to be - cause, your always helpful Sgt will not always be there to explain things to you.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2006, 19:37:24 »
You will be processed as any other applicant would be and you will not be given any special consideration during the process because of your learning disability.
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2006, 19:38:57 »
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2006, 21:19:42 »
You will be processed as any other applicant would be and you will not be given any special consideration during the process because of your learning disability.

But i wanted to ride the Stubby bus.  :(

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2006, 21:45:47 »
But i wanted to ride the Stubby bus.  :(

There will be no riding of any kind..
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2006, 00:25:11 »
There will be no riding of any kind..

Lol, man that comment so didnt work out, i had forgotten all about you.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2006, 00:51:05 »
Lol, man that comment so didnt work out, i had forgotten all about you.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2006, 14:30:47 »
Seriously though.... what kind of disability is it?

I have A.D.H.D. (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and Non-verbal Learning disorder (something about i learn by hearing best)
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2006, 14:41:05 »
I have A.D.H.D. (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and Non-verbal Learning disorder (something about i learn by hearing best)

Do you take medication for the ADHD?

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2006, 15:06:09 »
I have A.D.H.D. (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and Non-verbal Learning disorder (something about i learn by hearing best)

I don't think you would be alone in the CF with Adult ADHD. You should know that the stresses of CF life can *sometimes* aggravate the symptoms of ADHD and result in other comorbidities.

Anywhere from 2-4% of the adult population has ADHD, I would estimate that due to certain characteristics of ADHD, that that fraction is slightly higher in the CF (ie attraction to risk).

There are lots of successful adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD. If you can manage your condition then you should try applying. Good luck!
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2006, 15:21:07 »
hey,
how much does it hurt you during the recruiting proses if you have some learning disabilities?

thank you for all your help
Nick

The best thing you can do is talk to the recruiters themselves.  I don't know if you were in fact diagnosed with NLD but I do know that NLD psychological profile is often confused with ADHD, as hyperactivity is seen in either disorder.  Your doctor should be able to provide them with your personal information, providing you have one.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2006, 16:50:32 »
I believe I read somewhere that you cannot be on Ritalin and join the forces. So if you currently take that, you will have to wait until a point where you well-being does not depend on it, and you can go without.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2006, 12:52:16 »
Do you take medication for the ADHD?

muffin

I take aderal every morning for my A.D.H.D.

my N.L.D. i heard was some disorder were doctor's and everything thought if you had it u were mentally disabled and put you in a mentally disabled program at school. but a couple of years ago they found out it was just a learning disorder like any other normal one (ex. A.D.D.)
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« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2006, 12:53:23 »
Thank you for all you help so far though
it's much appreciated
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2006, 16:09:37 »
I believe I read somewhere that you cannot be on Ritalin and join the forces. So if you currently take that, you will have to wait until a point where you well-being does not depend on it, and you can go without.

Did you read that on the...I dont know how to put it... "The what drugs have you done in your entire life Quiz" during the recruiting process, because thats for non-prescription medication, the person who gave the quiz told me, if its been prescribed then its a question for the person doing your medical.

however, if you are prescribed it and are not illegally taking it, then I would suggest to ask the person doing your medical.

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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2006, 16:45:00 »
Did you read that on the...I dont know how to put it... "The what drugs have you done in your entire life Quiz" during the recruiting process, because thats for non-prescription medication, the person who gave the quiz told me, if its been prescribed then its a question for the person doing your medical.

however, if you are prescribed it and are not illegally taking it, then I would suggest to ask the person doing your medical.

And your point is?
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Re: Re: Disability on course - BMQ, QL, Trades, ect...[MERGED]
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2006, 18:37:31 »
Just adding what might not have been said
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