Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: My experience with getting diagnosed recently
Posted by Addy on September 15 2009 07:34 PM
I have been having math Trouble since 3rd grade. I get so frustrated with not understanding things and everytime I sit in class to learn something new it's like it goes in one ear and out the other. I am an A student in everyother subject. After doing some careful reasearch about Dyscalculia I think there is a good chance I may be discalculic. I am just wondering what some of your thoughts are on how to approach the situation. You have all been there. I want help to suceed. I just don't know how to confront my teacher with my inference. From what I've read dyscalculia is unknown by most people. I fear I will be doubted. Any Ideas?
Does your school have a counseling office? A guidance counselor or school psychologist might (might!) know more than the average teacher about math LD. If you're concerned about being doubted, you might want to print out a list of the symptoms along with the DSM number and criteria.