Friday, August 08, 2003
Hey, I'm not stupid!
Or lazy or ditzy or willfully disobedient or not trying hard enough. Yes, I do believe I have a learning disability: dyscalculia. It's the math-related version of dyslexia, defined by Merriam-Webster as "impairment of mathematical ability due to an organic condition of the brain." (I like that definition. "Organic condition of the brain." Thank you.) Here's a symptom list that fits me to an almost frightening degree. It's one of those personal Newton-under-the-apple-tree moments: "Suddenly everything makes sense!"
Can't write about it much now, since I'm at work and my lunch break's almost over (and I haven't even taken a bite of my lunch), but it's gotten me thinking a lot, and feeling a lot of different emotions, and I'll try to write more later.
[ at 1:11 PM • by Abby • permalink • ]