Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Diagnosis Acquired!
Posted by LieutenantBlueBerry on July 13 2011 08:47 PM
So, I actually got my diagnosis a few months ago, but I've been processing (and moving and going to summer school) for a while, thus the lack of posting. I got a diagnosis of Mathematics Disorder which was a fantastic relief, but they seemed strangely reluctant to use the word dyscalculia. Actually, they only used it once, in quotes, when explaining why I came in to get tested in the full report. So that kind of bothered me. The tester also did not seem to understand what I was talking about when I referred to 2E (twice exceptional) students and put that in scare quotes as well (This was despite me specifying at the beginning that I wanted someone experienced with 2E students and dyscalculia). Basically, I got the diagnosis I was expecting and was happy about it, but the tone of the evaluation and the general attitude of the tester in the report was enough to make me lose all respect for them and the facility I tested in. If that makes sense.
But yay for getting a diagnosis! And so fast! Even if it's not up to my standards, still! It's something and I'm glad to have it. And the results from my IQ testing were just funny, especially the discrepancy between my Reading Fluency (99th percentile) and my Math Fluency (12th percentile). Huge difference!