VISITOR: I am joining the British Military as a potential Officer, Reserve.
At the same time I am applying for many professional roles such as
investment banking, management consultancy, law and civil service.
The roles I am applying for include numerical and other online tests
which are posing me difficulty even though I have a PhD in
biochemistry and have a self-tested IQ of 133.
I was wondering whether you were able to give any advice as to whether
I would be disallowed from entering the British Military or whether it
would be hard for me (or come with stigma) - as I believe that I do have
some sort of mild impediment and that extra time or mark adjustments
would allow me to get past the online testing stages where I can shine at the job interviews.
Also, do you have a UK counterpart that you might be able to direct me to?
DYSCALCULIA.ORG: Avoid jobs requiring number facility if you are dyscalculic.
We cannot advise you on policy of the British Military, however, we suggest a general inquiry about admission for those with disabilities.As far as extra time or academic adjustments, you'll need comprehensive assessment and thorough documentation of disability.There are several dyscalculia experts and research centers in the UK. (We also can assess you for dyscalculia.)UK Resources:University of Oxford Department of Experimental Psychology - Dr. Roi Cohen Kadosh - Dyscalculia StudyUniversity College London - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Brian Butterworth
Number Sense (PC Games, APPS)
Institute of Education- London