Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: The ignorance of some.
Posted by dyscalculicphysicist on February 08 2012 10:19 PM
One thing that really annoys/upsets me is the lack of understanding of those who don't have dyscalculia. On the rare occassion I decide to share with others the reason as to why I'm bad at maths, or why I don't like going to shops etc the overwhelming response I get is "that's not a real thing" or "you're still thick though". This impression that is given that if you can't do maths you're stupid is completely unfounded. It seems to me that those who don't have dyscalculia (a minority of those anyway) seem to believe that if you can't do maths you can't do anything at all and the overwhelming suprise they express when you achieve something is just insulting. I'm currently in year 12 (As year) and despite my good GCSE grades I'm still looked down upon just because my maths skills are poor it is extremely frustrating. I am sure those who have been in the same situation (or are currrently in the same situation) would agree. Does anyone have any tips to convince others that I'm not worthless?