Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Who Knows you have Dyscalclia
Posted by Pirullinen on October 14 2010 01:34 PM
My family and friends know, however, I'm not officially diagnosed because the government in Denmark won't recognize dyscalculia as an actual problem. But there never really been any doubt about whether I have dyscalculia or not.
At my last job interview, I briefly mentioned that I wasn't the best at math in the world. I didn't say that I have no clue how to solve basic math problems. Anyway, I still got the job and I've worked in several shops and never had any problem with the register.
Usually I never tell strangers that I have this problem - simply because they think I'm just an attention seeker if I do. No one takes that sort of thing seriously when they don't really know you and haven't witnessed you struggle to figure out what 3 + 5 is.
How do you tell someone and make them believe that you're being sincere though??
Edited by Pirullinen on October 14 2010 03:13 PM