Join The Dyscalculia Support Group!

A few weeks back we were asked through Dyscalculia Blog about online support groups for adults with dyscalculia. I found a great group on Facebook that could possible help, but this was not its main focus. So we decided to set up our own Facebook group, where we can support each other, ask questions, post helpful resources and talk all things dyscalculiaic whether is about you child or yourself!

Dyscalculia can affect anyone and this is a great starting point as a lot of people are discovering that they have dyscalculia late in life and they realise all the struggles it caused them. They are unsure how to tackle these difficulties and it can be hard to find useful information, but now we can help each other using this Dyscalculia Support Group as a tool.

Please feel free to join, share, and ask questions and we can start raising awareness of the affects of dyscalculia and how to challenge them.

22 thoughts on “Join The Dyscalculia Support Group!

  • October 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm
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    I have had this my entire life. Have been,passed up for jobs caude of it. It is horrible and noone understands. My evil,sister says in not a responsible,adult cause I can’t keep,a job…truth is, its because I can’t do,the comouters and that math stuff and did horrible,in school. Teacher said i wasnt trying hard enough. Im scared if latest employer finds out I have this, i,will,be fired.

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    • October 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm
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      Hi Carol,

      Thank you for your message ๐Ÿ™‚ Your employer should not be able to fire you just based on you having dyscalculia as that would be discrimination. It’s slightly different depending on where you live in the world but you should be protected by some form of equality act. Would you like me to find further information based on which country you live in?

      Best,
      James

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  • November 4, 2018 at 6:42 am
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    Hi my son Cooper is 17 as and I have yet to find anyone that can help him with his dyscalculia. His public and now his private school for learning disabilities is having trouble teaching him in math. Is there s school that specifically teaches kids with DYSCALCULIA. HES S JUNIOR AND IS STARTING HIS COLLAGE TOURS AND CANT COUNT MONEY ๐Ÿ™
    LORRAINE

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    • November 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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      Hi Lorraine,
      Thank you for the comment ๐Ÿ™‚
      It differs from place to place and country to country, if you would like to tell me where you live? I’ll do some research and hopefully, we can find you an answer.

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    • January 14, 2019 at 9:32 am
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      Hi Lorraine,
      I went through something very similar to Cooper. I got diagnosed with Dyscalculia this past summer (2018). I have been through endless amounts of tutors, study groups, therapists, etc. in order to figure out why I can’t do math. I honestly did not think that I would get into college because of my terrible math grades. But luckily, I found the right school that accepted my strengths (reading, writing, language) over my weaknesses (math). I am currently at a top California University even though I have had dyscalculia all my life. Dyscalculia does not make Cooper any less, it actually makes him very unique and special compared to his peers. Keep looking for colleges because he will find his home somewhere and he will do amazing things.

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  • November 12, 2018 at 12:17 am
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    Hi,

    my name is kate and iโ€™m a 17 year old who struggls with dyscalculia. I have my leaving very coming up in a few months(basically like an end of year exam)and i was wondering if thereโ€™s anything that can be done to help me in my maths exam? we have a log table with most formulas but i struggle badly with passing my exams and if i donโ€™t pass my maths exam i wonโ€™t get into any colleges after :/ is there any way i could get a bit more extra help?

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    • November 16, 2018 at 10:23 am
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      Hi Kate,
      Thank you for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚
      I would first recommend joining our Dyscalculia Support Group on Facebook (click here). As it is full of people that have been through this situation before and can offer real-life practical advice and some of the professionals that work with maths and dyscalculia, so even more help! It is possible that you can get extra support from your school but that all depends on where you live, could you tell me where your current school is? and I’ll look into it for you.

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  • November 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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    im a 17 year old senior in high school. i have not been diagnosed with dyscalculia. i have my suspicions that i might have it since i have had a life-long struggle with math. i can barely do basic functions and when i finally do learn them they dont stick for long. Even when i apply myself to better my efforts, there seems to be no avail. ive tried bringing it up to my mother but she says its just from me being lazy and not trying. no matter what i do, i dont feel motivated enough to keep going because i know if i do, there’ll be no results.

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    • November 16, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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      Hi Alyssa,
      Thank you for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚
      It sounds like it may be dyscalculia, but please do not give up hope! There are people that care and can help you in our Dyscalculia Support Group on Facebook (click here). They are people like you who have struggled with maths all their lives and can offer practical advice and support, some of them are now professionals that work with maths and dyscalculia, so even more help!

      Hope this helps and please do contact us if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • February 10, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    I have had trouble doing maths since secondary school. I retook my maths 3 years later ended up getting the same grade at college. A few years back I managed to pass my level 1. I took my level 2 last year but had a near fail by two marks. I wanted to go back to that college but can’t return after a year. So I decided to return to another college. I did well at First, then in middle of the class I went backwards. Less interested things getting harder tutor wasn’t interested in me. I’m going to chuck in the current course and go back to the other one later this year, they have more support and provisions in place for me to pass, old school way. I can’t cope with computers with my maths learning, i remember at the time, then my brain processes I forget. I find maths and computers do not mix with me. I got stressed due to them not letting me take my test in July. I be there for two years. I just want to go to a college who let me pass at the end of the course I be ready. Another thing exam questions I get confused what they asking for due to be very wordy. Uk

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    • February 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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      Hi Jenny, Thank you for the comment ๐Ÿ™‚
      It’s great to see that you have not given up and keep pushing yourself to get to where you want to be! It’s very inspirational to hear keep going! There are more people like you in our support group on facebook and many of them have made it through their exams, please feel free to join! They are a very friendly bunch full of helpful ideas if you need any support ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • February 20, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    My son (22) has dyscalculia. He’s a senior in college and is having similar difficulties learning college level French. Consequently, the nasty self doubt skeletons, anxiety and depression are further limiting his ability to learn. We are trying to get him evaluated for disability with foreign language acquisition. Does anyone know if there’s a correlation between dyscalculia and having foreign language learning disability? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    • February 20, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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      Hi Judilynn,
      Thank you for your question ๐Ÿ™‚
      As far as I understand dyscalculia and FLLD, have certain brain-based weaknesses in common. A central one is poor working memory. But there are other challenges at work when kids have these issues. While it is possible for them to occur together, theyโ€™re very different learning issues. And the connection between them isnโ€™t yet clear.

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  • March 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    I can relate to what people with Math LD have, due to Visual Processsing Disorder and very Slow processing speed. I cannot score or pass Math tests and University level in Mn does not provide accomodations. I really want to go to graduate school and become a Counselor to help children and adults. Math accomodations and testing is really hard to come by. I do not know if I should talk with the Dean of Math Department, this is the only thing holding me back. I can do math, just not the tests and is difficult for passing.

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    • March 2, 2019 at 7:50 am
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      Hi Tammy,

      Thank you for your comment and question ๐Ÿ™‚
      I would recommend speaking with the Dean of the Math Department to see if anything can be done about your situation as it sounds like its the time limits of exams that are stopping your progression. There have been a few people with a similar problem in the Facebook Dyscalculia Support Group, I think it would be good for you to ask how others have challenged this problem as it may help you in your discussion with the Dean.

      Good luck
      James

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  • March 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    Hello there. I have some questions to ask.
    How would I get a proper assessment done? How much does it cost to have a comprehensive dyscalculia assessment done? What do I expect?
    I suspect that I do have dyscalculia. My question is how do I find a testing center? Iโ€™m a 22 year old university student doing literature at university. Iโ€™ve always been curious to know if I have it or not. Any advice and tips will be appreciated thank you very much. Itโ€™s been notoriously hard to find any in depth reliable information on this as well.

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    • March 31, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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      Hi Leah,
      To get a full assessment you would need to find an educational psychologist the price range can vary a lot and is usually quite expensive. It may be possible for you to get support to be tested through your university are you which country do you study in?

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  • April 11, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    Sorry for not replying. I live in the States Pennsylvania. Iโ€™m a student of the university of Pennsylvania.

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    • April 13, 2019 at 9:15 am
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      Hi Leah, Unfortunately, I could not find any support for a diagnosis at the University of Pennsylvania but I think it would be worth you going to talk to the Pennsylvania Universities Student Disabilities Services and they may be able to tell you if they give any support and help find an educational psychologist for a diagnosis.

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