Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: A Stunning Revelation
Posted by RottieWoman on December 05 2011 06:54 PM
hey, sorry I missed you, Ladyhawke -welcome:)
my math LD affects me every day. I wasn't diagnosed til college where I kept failing remedial college math. After 6 years, I did graduate from my university, though.
Got my first checking account during my university years and that was quite a disaster - after I was diagnosed, I usually went to the bank to have them help me with it. Or my then-boyfriend helped me<now husband>.
I remember before I left for my university my mom helped me learn how to write checks. But I never had a high school job - in all honestly probably wouldn't have been socially mature enough to handle it, to say nothing of the mathematical aspects of the kind of job a high schooler would likely have. And I didn't learn to drive til after college, as requirement for first after-college job. It was in case management, working with adults with cognitive disabilities and I had to make home visits, so I had to drive all over my county <program was county-specific to its participants> looking for these peoples' residences - check to see if they were keeping it clean, had food, how their roommate situation was, if they had one - that kinda thing.
My LD really helped me in that job, though, in terms of perspective and the company was extremely accommodating for obvious reasons-