||[Apr. 7th, 2010|09:25 pm]
The Question Club
For many years, I've suspected that I've had a math-related learning disability or something similar. Because I was declared ~*gifted*~ in second grade, my inability to do math was always chalked up to poor study skills or laziness. When I've tried to express to my parents recently my opinion that I might have a learning disability, they just said I was over-reacting and that math is just my 'bad' subject. I don't think they understand just how little I can understand numbers. I'm 23 years old and don't know my times tables, nor can I do simple addition and subtraction in my head. I also often reverse numbers as I'm reading them, either in my head or aloud (something that, when I worked in retail always used to cause customers to freak out what I thought was an inordinate amount).|
Do you think I'm overreacting?
Is it worth it now, as an adult about to graduate from college, to find out of I have any sort of learning difficulty? I'm fine as long as I have a calculator but I'm very self-conscious about how stupid I must seem when I can't add things in my head.