Posted by justfoundout on November 17 2008 08:58 PM
Sorry, I didn't mean to mislead. I couldn't find Internationmama's article in English, so I just found a different one that was along the same lines. I do Spanish translation, but it's time consuming and I feel a great responsibility to be accurate, so I took the easy way out this time.
Today, our young member AnimalHugger posted another similar link on a different Thread. Our scientific knowledge is growing by leaps and bounds. I'll re-paste here the link that AnimalHugger found for us, along with a partial quote:
"... Until then, the most significant outcome might be to remind teachers and parents — even those math-minded scientists — that dyscalculia is a neurological condition, quite separate from not paying attention in class or just being a bit slow."
I have a new (not so great) job. It's a phone job with a lot of cubicles. A very nice young man who I work near had even gone through training in my same class, but I couldn't remember his name. He wouldn't tell it to me again when I asked him, and was 'teasing' me. After a while, I got tired of it and explained to him that I have a 'disability' and that the teasing is only 'cute' when a person doesn't have a disability. He told me his name, and the rest seemed to take a while to 'sink in', but he even apologized later for teasing me. I told him, 'Oh no, that's fine.'
I'm just telling you this here on the forum because I think that this is really all we are trying to get from other people,... just for them not to make our lives harder than they already are. - justfoundout
Edited by justfoundout on November 17 2008 09:00 PM