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Oct 20, 2014

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In case you didn’t know, October is learning disability awareness month! Also, you probably didn’t know I have one, since the general reaction I tend to get is “you don’t /look/ like you have a learning disability”.

That’s partially why I made this, because people seem to think you’re branded with it on your forhead when in real life it’s not like that at all—In fact, that mentality is probably what hurt my academic career for so long, because people with Dyscalculia often excel in other areas! I remember a lot if teachers/classmates/my own parents telling me to ‘just try harder’, because to them it seemed like I wasn’t applying myself. Dyscalculia is also not a ‘popular’ learning disability that’s talked about, it’s a pretty common occurance for me to have to give an explanation to others who think I’m ‘lazy’, so I figured this is a little educational as well as personal.

Those with Dyscalculia have trouble with*:

•Counting, estimating, and measuring. •Learning math facts (like addition, subtraction, multiplication, ect). •Problem-solving skills. •Concepts of time and navigation (scheduling, telling the diffrence between directions). *Among other things, but those are the most common.

●Here are some Dyscalculia resources:
•Learning Disability Association of America- [ldaamerica.org/types-of-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia]
•National Center for Learning Disabilities- [ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/what-is-dyscalculia]
•Dyscalculia.Org

●Think you have Dyscalculia? Test yourself (Don’t self-diagnose, bring your results to your parent/school counselor/therapist and discuss further testing)
•[cohenkadosh.psy.ox.ac.uk/test-yourself/are-you-dyscalculic]

I did not know that Dyscalculia was a diagnosis that existed until a few years ago. Once I knew, it felt like I was aiming a flashlight back at my school career, finally able to see some things clearly. Ask me to read a novel and write a term paper overnight? Sure, no problem. Ask me to do a times table? Blind, near-sobbing panic. 

Even now, if I have to do basic multiplication, if it’s not something that had a song from Schoolhouse Rock, I … I’m not sure I can do it.

This is all well and good, but as Tumblr is want to do, there are gonna be a lot of people who don’t realize the difference between disliking math and having an actual, diagnosed and discussed with your psychiatrist/therapist disability.

I seriously only passed my math classes from lots of help from a teacher and a friend who recognized my problem to friends who got fed up with me and did the work for me. I still dread the though of when i was a cashier people would change their amounts of change on the fly and then start screaming at me because it took me “too long” to figure out the amounts. People still dont see a disability and i get teased a ton for it. Including bosses, strangers, friends and my mother and agh. I hate it. This is a real thing and it does matter. No i do not “need to practice math more” or i “should have studied better in school” dangit i got a scholarship because of my grades and was in the honors programs throughout high school and college. Just because im unable to numbers and math does not make me dumb or a butt of your joke.

I think i must have this.

bc i can’t for the life of my do a simple dividing count. sometimes when I have to give the change to a customer i always always always hope someone is watching me to correct me or the customer to be sincere, bc if I give more, then it’s my fault there is money missing. if I dont give enough, the customer might get angry and think we are scammers or that i wasnt paying attention and i am a liar.

I cant do math or chemestry unless if has to do with multiplesof five, and even then I will probably miscalculate. from grade one till today I always had bad grades and had to have extra math classes, everyone thought it was just because i was lazy or didnt like math. I never said i dislike math, i just cant do it as efficiently as other people my age. 

I hope no one has to go through what I have gone through.

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Oct 20, 2014

lord-ponty:

i wish my hair floofed with my emotions like real anime girls

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Oct 20, 2014

hype-kaminari-kun:

1 part / 2 part
ぴょん by 誘きち on pixiv
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hype-kaminari-kun:

1 part / 2 part

ぴょん by 誘きち on pixiv

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Oct 20, 2014

cryingandcolour:

Ah yes white boys

cryingandcolour:

Ah yes white boys

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Oct 20, 2014

laurenhooper:

There’s just no reason to lie to me…I’m too understanding. I get shit. I get life. I know shit happens. I know when it’s not that deep.

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

guruguro:

me and my friend were talking about tg kindergarten au so I did some mini comics lmao - I plan to do more in the future 

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Oct 20, 2014

senpai-will-notice-you:

Do you ever just

senpai-will-notice-you:

Do you ever just

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

louistopharrysbottomicallmiddle:

Happy October!!!

louistopharrysbottomicallmiddle:

Happy October!!!

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