Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This equals that

I am very embarrassed when it comes to this post discussion but i feel it is an important step towards the future i want to create for myself. Everything i have wanted to do as a career has included the dreaded MATH. I loath that word. Nursing included the calculations and now i have a dream of teaching, particularly children with special needs. (of course this includes math) My husband and i have been discussing this teaching thing for years. All i wanted to do was nurse and i know it is out of the question and cannot be an option for me anymore so i have let my mind wander to teaching. I wouldn't be able to work as a full time teacher but relief teaching may be an option. I am allowing myself to dream big here but why not. Just because i have a disability doesn't mean my life has to stand still. I can still help others like i have always wanted to be doing. I have another problem though, which is holding me back and it is my problem with math. I am an "un diagnosed" Dyslexic with numbers which is called dyscalculiar.

"Dyscalculia" is a lessor-known learning disability that affects mathematical calculations. It is derived from the generic name "mathematics difficulty".
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My problem is how do i overcome this? How do i teach myself methods to retain numbers? I so long to get my head around simple math such as addition, subtraction and multiplication. I know i can do it, i just need the method that will stick.
Am i dreaming too big with my limitations?
I found an interesting true story on great blog called Yes and Yes, it about dyslexia. Here is the link to the Interview.
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Do you have things holding you back?


  1. Have you looked at teaching courses on open learning australia- you can do 1 uni at the time to pace yourself or more to get Austudy.

    You should do some teacher assistant work (vol or paid) to see if it's the career you want to invest in.

  2. Yes very good advice, a while back i did some time in my daughters class as most mummys do but i think i may need to do more time with other class rooms etc.

  3. You'll get there, follow your dreams, and try not to let dyscalculiar get in your way. A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with dyslexia and really struggled through university. Ten years later, he is a well known TV and Documentary producer/director! You can do it :)

  4. Thank you so much Erica, your support is much appreciated :)