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Anonymous
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Posted:Jan 24, 2004 12:28:08 PM

With regards to higher ed and learning your math, I feel that your best source is your actual professor. It is all good and well to buddy up with a classmate and what have you, but ultimately you must develop a relationship with your professor so that they are made aware of the fact that you have dyscalculia. If you stay focused and motivated and work ahead, you will have the power to develop a working relationship with your professor. Ultimately, it is your professor who instructs you (obvious statement), it is your professor who grades you, and it is your professor who must be made aware of the fact that your dyscalculia is not an afectation or something that has roots in anxiety, it is a real, documented learning disability that you must learn to deal with. Now, of course, I am a lady so all I get with regards to this dyscalculia that I have had since 1984 is a lot of sexist nonsense, but that is besides the point. The only thing I know is that at the undergraduate level, you must develop a real relationship with your professor because they instruct soo many students that you must make sure that they know your situation and the valid truth behind it. Joe Tag, I think your posts are outta sight, but those little Barrons books work well too...Math Made Easy and Algebra Made Easy are swell reads also. Also, I wonder what can be done if you cannot take notes in your math class? And, if you are at that level where you need every step written out? Anyone know of anything for that? The silly ld offices where I go to UNi tell me I need a scribe, but that does nothing for notetaking, you know? They say I can use a scribe for test taking in math, but that is silly I think, does nothing for note taking improvement. Well, bless you all...

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Posted:Jan 30, 2004 9:23:50 PM

Hi -
My name is Kris
I am to awful in anything w/ numbers. I cannot have a checkbook cause I am always bouncing checks.
I know what your going through and I feel for you.
Kris N.

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Anonymous
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Posted:Jan 31, 2004 9:23:14 AM
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Kris, my dear, I have two words for you...online banking! I think (at least till a cure for cancer is found:) that online banking is one of the most grand inventions! Love.It. Also, paying your bills with money order and just gradually working up to having a bank account is neat. Open a bank account with maybe $100.00 and make believe that is your bank account for the grocery store or some store you go to regularily. Keep track of your credits and debits with the online banking and work your way up to having a bank account for everything, you know? I go on the computer and print out my transactions and then I look at my balance and bring a calulator with me to go shopping and do my banking to the penny, you know? Draw the odd stare or two, but I do not care. I bet you could work your way up to having a bank account. And most employers do direct deposit, so that helps us folks out too, you know it?

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Posted:Mar 17, 2004 5:29:17 PM

The best thing that you can do for yourself is ask for an accomodation. Make sure you have it on paper. Figure out what may be helpful for you interms of not doing things that you can't do. For example, you shouldn't be working with the company finances. Most accomodations are not expensive and can make everyones life better. It's the law. They have to accomodate you. If you get fired you have to have proof that you asked for an accomodation and were not given it.

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Posted:Dec 18, 2004 10:54:37 PM

Hey I have dyscalculia and am in my mid thirties. Both my brother and sister are whizzess at math and sometimes don't understand why I don't get "simple" ideas. It is frustrating because I am treated like a dummy sometimes.

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Posted:Dec 19, 2004 2:01:11 PM

Hi Novagood. Welcome to the board.

It is frustrating having an invisable disability. People assume the wrong things.

I'm dysgrapic not dyscalic and no one knows that either is! I usually say something along the lines of dyslecix if it comes up.

I look forward to talking with you more.

Barb

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Posted:Feb 01, 2005 5:55:20 PM

What were your experiences pre diagnosis with Dyscalculia, how did you cope with the diagnostic process, and after you were diagnosis? What were your feeling?

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Posted:Feb 02, 2005 10:37:13 PM

I won't say much, since I just posted a LOOOOOOOONG one in a different thread where u can get most of my story. All I will say is this...Dyscalculia is like a mathematical Dyslexia. That is why we have the ability to transpose and reverse numbers and things because it all gets garbled in the messages being sent to the brain from the eyes. If you have Dyslexia also, take notice of the similarities next time u are reading a book, or trying to work out a math problem. Does that make any sense?

~~"childhood is what u spend the rest of your life trying 2 get over...beginnings r usually scary, ending r usually sad. But it's the middle that counts the most..."~~

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Posted:Feb 03, 2005 8:57:50 AM
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When I grew up we just calld it "bad at math," and because people thought I was "smart," it was always assumed that I was lazy. I graduated from college only because the school allowed me to substitute extra science courses for math. This whole experience led me away from my original plans to teach in public schools, but presented other opportunities. I was able to finish graduate school in a program that did not require the GRE, and I have had a pretty successful career (so far). There is hope!

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Posted:Feb 07, 2005 2:10:47 PM

Hi out there, i'm writing paper for my edu. ass. course, and we currently learning about diff. stratages to help assist children and adults with LD. I'm intrested in five diff. response fr anyone with dyscalculia. Can you say what were some warning signs before your diagnosis? Were you formally diagnose?

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Posted:Feb 07, 2005 2:27:33 PM

You'll want to post this as a new message if you want 'new" replies. Otherwise people will think it's just a reply to an old message and might not get to it.

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