Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: How does having Dyscalculia impact becoming an engineer
Posted by heathermomster on March 12 2012 12:47 PM
My 12yo DS has dyscalculia/dyslexia/dysgraphia and tests gifted. DH and I are both EEs.
I'm going to recommend that you read the book "The Dyslexic Advantage" because the back of the book addresses college and the strategies that should be in place before college begins. Your son will need to select his school carefully as not all Universities are helpful.
In my view, an ME is the easiest degree to get. As a neurotypical individual, my only difficulty with engineering coursework was the pacing. Math classes went very fast and covered several things at once. This could be extremely challenging with a full class load (14-16hrs) combined with working a part time job. Your son should be prepared to take more than the typical 4 years of schooling, and he should be supported financially if at all possible..
You haven't mentioned how much math he has taken or how well he's doing. The mandatory coursework such as chemistry seems to be a problem for many. Has he seen any physics or done vector math and calculus? He needs exposure to these subjects and should be fluent with algebra and trigonometry.