Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Self diagnosed dyscalculic
Posted by Lostinspatial on June 12 2008 09:41 PM
If you haven't already, maybe you should meet with learning disability advocacy groups in your area. You don't have to give up on teaching. How about teaching at a level where you can specialize in a subject which isn't quite as affected by the dyscalculia? What about becoming a university professor? Your main obstacle is getting through the math class, but with proper support, maybe you can? I understand the fear & loathing of it. I used to dream about numbers/shapes chasing me around when I took math during my school days. My guidance counselor in high school talked me into toughing it out all the way up to trigonometry (sp?) Her reasoning being that if I managed to do that, I might be able to find a college that wouldn't require the math. My undergrad college let the Liberal Arts majors take 2 math and/or science classes. I took 2 psychology classes because it was the least mathematical science I could find. I found it interesting & might have pursued it, but the thought of the statistics class it would require ended that line of thought. Also, I didn't take Advanced Placement Biology (college level work in high school) even though I really liked high school Biology. In order to do so, I would've had to take Physics & Chemistry was enough of a nightmare.
If you to find groups in your area , you can try a google search for name of your area and learning disabilities & see what comes up. You can PM me too, if you're having trouble with that and don't want to post specifics on your location.
Edited by Lostinspatial on June 12 2008 09:44 PM