Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: The job from hell?
Posted by justfoundout on September 28 2008 04:12 PM
That's cute. Yes, math leaves little room for 'enjoyable chaos'.
Changing the subject a little,... I recently read that, when we are being assessed for dyscalculia, as an LD, the psychologist who gives the test and makes the 'assessment' (putting the his/her stamp of approval on the 'fact' that the person being assessed has a Learning Disability), the psychologist is told that he/she should first eliminate any
other possibility as the cause of the problem, before finally calling it a Learning Disability. <I'm not sure where I read this, but some 'word searches' would probably find it again. At that point in my reading, some mention by-way-of-explanation was made that this was due to what a really big deal it is to actually call something a LD. (Forgive me that the technical or exact wording of this thought at this point escapes me.) So, here's what we're "up against",... those of us who can't even get the positive diagnosis. The psychologist can blame absolutely every flaw we have for our inability to do math, and unless we CORRECT absolutely every flaw we have -- to the satisfaction of that psychologist --- the psychologist has no responsibility to call a Learning Disability a "Learning Disability". I've had some really good 'conversations' with you previously, Phoenix,... so "back to you". - justfoundout
Edited by justfoundout on September 28 2008 04:15 PM