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Dyscalculia? - April 1st 2012, 04:54 PM

I'm just wondering how I'd go about talking to someone about the possibility of me having dyscalculia. It's a math learning disorder.

I'm showing a lot of symptoms; poor understanding, bad arithmetic skills, I can't count money correctly without counting it at least three times, I have a bad sense of direction, and I can't estimate distances. There's probably much more but those are the ones that I saw on the website that pertain to me.

It's really frustrating because I've been in the same math course since grade seven and I'm now a freshman in college. If I never get past this course, I'm never going to graduate college. So, I don't know what to do.

Who would even diagnose me? Are there treatments? Does anyone else have this?
   
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Re: Dyscalculia? - April 1st 2012, 06:20 PM

Hi Brittany,

Math problems are probably the most common! You're hardly alone....so there's a lot of effective remediation available. The 'Official' way of having this (or any other learning disability) diagnosed is to get a thorough psychoeducational eval done by a psychologist who specializes in assessment and diagnosis of educational disorders.

However, if you're aware you have math 'issues', and you also have an understanding of what they are and how they effect you, it might be just as easy to find a tutor who can work on remediation. Testing is most useful when you have the symptom ( poor math grades), but not the cause (specific issues with calculation, poor short term memory, difficulty with abstract concepts, etc.), which is usually the case with younger kids...we see the problem, yet can't identify the cause, and therefore can't treat it. In your case, you have that understanding, so you can explain what you need to the tutor.

Also, depending on your location, there are often very effective 'learning centers' staffed with people who are particularly good at math remediation. And, you might call the Head or Chair of the Math dept. at your uni and see what might be available directly from them.


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Re: Dyscalculia? - April 3rd 2012, 05:34 AM

I would talk to a doctor, but as Dr. Bobby was sort of saying, I wouldn't self-diagnose. I'm awful at math myself, but I do not have this...I'm just awful at math. Have you thought about getting tutoring? I'm not disregaurding your problem, but more or less, I want to offer more options before immediately assuming it's a disorder.


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Re: Dyscalculia? - April 16th 2012, 09:14 AM

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Math (UGH!!)I have never come across someone who likes Math. Haha.

Maybe have a chat with your Math teacher or form teacher? Explain the problems you are having. Maybe there is some sort of test to figure out if you have this? If you do, you should be getting the additional help.

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Re: Dyscalculia? - April 16th 2012, 02:58 PM

I got diagnosed by a educational psychologist. Maybe see if your school has one and arrange an appointment to see them I have dyscalculia/math dyslexia. I found having a times table square with me whilst I was at college helped me a-lot.



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Re: Dyscalculia? - April 19th 2012, 09:16 PM

I have dyscalculia... You really need to get diagnosed but I can't remember how I got diagnosed :/ I'm getting loads of help now and should hopefully get a C in maths by the end of this year. It's annoying but once you know you'll get so much more help

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