VISITOR: First I would like to say, Thank you! I always knew something was not right and I do believe that I am a longtime sufferer of dyscalculia. All my life since I've started grade school it always seemed as if I just didn't get math no matter how hard I would try. I've been tutored, went to summer school, EVERYTHING. I am now 25 but when I was a child, none of my math teachers ever suggested I had a disability, because I excelled in other subjects. Upon reading about this condition, I'm almost sure I have it. I wanted to know how to get officially diagnosed?
Ten years ago, I had decided to leave high school and earn my equivalency. I passed 4 out of 5 of the tests given. Guess which one I failed? After tutoring and repeated attempts of retaking the math portion, I gave up because I just couldn't catch on to the work.
I still to this day don't have my equivalency. As you know, this is a major hindrance as far as pursuing future career and academic advancement. I just need the test administrators to know and understand my condition and take it a little bit easier on me. First things first. I need to be screened and diagnosed. I live in Baltimore, MD.
DYSCALCULIA.ORG: Contact the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland for diagnostic information: