Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: How does having Dyscalculia impact becoming an engineer
Posted by EarlyWarning on March 12 2012 04:56 PM
I have the severe form of the time distortion of dyscalculia, my trade off is that i can do maths.. but i need the formulas in front of me as part of my form of dyscalulia is that i cannot hold numbers and abstract forms in my mind, especially while working through other problems or thoughts.. i jumble words letters and formulas up.
But this pales in comparison to my inability to desern time. I have no ability to conceive time.. in it's form or passage. I cannot tell how much time has passed between events or even while i am standing or sitting around doing something. I don't know what time of day it is, what month or even what year it is.. for this i must always check my phone.. *thank jobs for the Iphone*
And with this major disadvantage i took and passed.. an advanced immersion program of 3D computer animation and visual effects artist at a prestigious private school. *this is a school where if u miss 3 classes a semester or your marks fall below 70% you are dismissed from the school*
It was hard... damn hard. But not impossible as everyone would have me believe. As a dyscalculic you have to work and try SSSOOO much harder than everyone else. You have to know yourself well and have very good coping strategies in place. If you want to do it.. do it.
What determines the way in which anyone does anything is personal power.
Hope this helps. ;)