@matthilde Yes, as it happens. I remember doing a bunch of tests which were never explained to me but with hindsight were probably for autism, then going on a bunch of activity holidays run by the “National Association for Gifted Children”. (What I actually have is adhd, but they didn’t diagnose it back then.)
@matthilde Yeah, same. And for two years I had a teacher who wouldn’t believe how fast I could read, so I ended up reading everything twice before asking for a new book.
@matthilde Oddly, I was actually slow to start reading fluently - adhd plus being used to have my parents read to me at home - but once I got fluent, I was very fast.
@ghost_bird I think the thing I should be impressed is how fast I learned english.
For a bit of context, I dived into the internet quite early (when I was around 8 or so). I was often seeing english stuff.
I progressively learned English simply by browsing the web.
Yup,,, my current English knowledge is all due by talking to people online.
Now I swear by English (I even dislike French). I use English as much as I can because I find it much more comfy than French
@matthilde Your English is good enough that I routinely forget your first language is French - as someone who’s bad at languages, I’m genuinely impressed.
@ghost_bird In grade 1, many kids wouldn't play with me because the popular girl didn't like that I'd proven her parents' "you're the smartest in the world" statements wrong, and the rest simply because I was a girl and they didn't want to be seen playing with a girl (but they'd play with me one-on-one after school). In class I would do things such as hide under my desk during math because I didn't want to do it. Boredom was a huge problem. I hated repetition and illogical rules. @matthilde
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