Posted by RottieWoman on October 28 2011 10:26 PM
Reading your post I thought of several things - one is, our member here who may be in your area - that "DARS" you mention reminded me -
and also, I have math LD and do Zumba, martial arts and other various physical things and always have trouble with left and right, patterns, sequence, auditory processing and also mimicking moves.
So for Zumba i often just end up doing my own thing and don't worry about anybody else. I chose to take part in a public Zumba demo that was part of a charity event and it was a lot of fun - about 30 "Zumba-ers" plus instructors and crowd wander'ers.
Am sorry to read about your issues with DARS and school. I was tested on my university's recommendation after continually failing remedial college math, and was shown to have dyscalculia. Haven't had any issues getting things done in that regard but I know that sadly your story is a common one.
I think I also tested at about 7th/8th grade math but the discrepancy between that and my educational level, my other grades and my issues with the math class I was struggling with at the time, provided a combination of evidence in my favor...also I have many of the ""soft" background signs that point to higher chance of having math LD - mom had problems in pregnancy, possibly given DES, I was born several months prematurely, speech/language issues, was in Special Ed.... bones missing from inner ear according doc. at time, always huge difference between math and other grades.
I know you're smart and I'm very glad you recognize that too!
I hope the person I'm thinking of here will be along to see if indeed she has some more to offer you where you are