Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Test results came in - not good
Posted by Lostinspatial on January 26 2009 09:35 PM
No offense to psychologists, but my own experience with an educational testing psychologist and reading the experiences of others has shown me just how subjective the field is. I think you're correct that the psychologist had an agenda about home schooling. Also, I think they want to be the gatekeepers, so if you approach them on your own (vs. being referred by a teacher), it's almost as if they view it as a challenge to their authority. I don't know if you made the mistake like I did of mentioning that I'd read up on the topic online. That seemed to make them really skeptical that I had a LD. That and a previous experience with a therapist over some family issues has pretty much turned me off to psychologists/psychiatrists for awhile. I'm hoping to follow up on the visual spatial impairment/ADHD diagnosis with a neurologist, because I don't want to deal with them and their value judgements.
I know in my case, I tested average for math, but the results indicated some sort of visual-spatial impairment (which in turn can affect the way I process/exercise math skills). And my processing speed was a bit slow. In my other classes, I'd usually finish early, double check my test and still have time to daydream before the teacher collected all of the papers. In math, chemistry, geography & physics, I frantically raced against the clock and didn't always finish my tests. So you may have a similar issue.
Edited by Lostinspatial on January 26 2009 09:39 PM