I think I have it. I'm a college student majoring in Health Information Management. I googled math disability last night because I have always had math problems and this past semester I struggled in my Algebra class and I finally dropped it because I was getting further and further behind and just not getting it. Yesterday I signed up to retake the class again, this time with a different professor.
I have always had math difficulties. I can't do math in my head. I have to write it out, even simple problems that most people would have no problem doing mentally. I have issues with fractions and multiplication tables mostly, but I seem to have problems remembering formulas and how to do certain Algebra problems.
I can't read a standard clock. For me it's like trying to read French when I only read English. I look at the numbers and the hands but they don't mean anything to me. People laugh at me when I say I can't read a clock. I even had to explain to a friend of mine that I did learn in school but when I look at the face of a clock it has little to no meaning to me.
I read the Wikipedia article on dyscalculia and under the symptoms list it seemed to describe me to a T. I never knew that a disability like this was possible. I always was told I had dyslexia because I have issues with spelling as well. I am a really great reader and I love books and I have no problems understanding what I read so that label has never quite fit me well.
I have been reading here today and I will say that I have no problem with reading maps. I am actually very good at reading maps. I was a professional driver for most of my adult life and reading a map is a requirement. I am very good with directions as well. I navigate from street signs and addresses as well as instinct. I have the ability to know within a few seconds if I missed a turn from a feeling I get. It doesn't happen often though. Most women navigate from land marks not the way that I do.
Now that I have found dyscalculia I am going to go to the department at my school that helps students with learning disabilities and see if I can get tested before I take my Algebra class again in the Fall. I am really glad that I found this place and I will be reading and commenting and asking questions here.