Breast Cancer Patients Need to Know the Numbers for Treatment Decisions Risk calculations, treatment evaluations, and assessing the odds of a medication’s side effects are all part of the process of deciding which treatment is best for breast and other cancers.
But not everyone is good at math, and sometimes this process can be intimidating. For these patients, decision science research can offer well-founded advice on how to evaluate the information and make knowledgeable decisions.
A wonderful encouragement and advice from a graduate student posted on Reddit.
If you believe in yourself, work hard, and study like you very life depends on it, then you can get through basic math. If Orville and Wilbur Wright had given up after their first failed attempt how different would the world be today?
Read the story of someone who discovers dyscalculia when reading the book “the spy who could not spell”. Early detection and remediation is worth so much! Many problems can be prevented when we are all aware of the early warning signs.
Although we try to stay away from politics on this site, here is a story about a NY politician, diagnosed with a range of things among which dyscalculia, who wants to help and get some legislation going to ensure the Learning disabled get the support they need and deserve. Very interesting read!
Here is the story of someone who found out he had dyscalculia the hard way. Eventually he started taking an ADHD drug and that helped him as he probably also had ADHD. Best quote:
I’m not diagnosing myself with dyscalculia. I also can’t diagnose you with dyscalculia, ADD, or anything else. All I know is that no matter what I did, I could never learn higher math. It wasn’t the teacher. It wasn’t lack of ambition or neglect of study time. And presumably it wasn’t due to general developmental delays, since I’ve managed to do a few other things despite this handicap.uote;
Read the story in our link for today for a saga about someone wanting to master in English and being held back by dyscalculia. The story ends well and the best quote:
I often wondered why I was put through the trauma caused by my dyscalculia. But after thinking about it long enough, it finally dawned upon me that, unlike teachers for whom K-12 schooling was easy and fun, my suffering made it possible for me to understand firsthand what students with learning disabilities, and students with other problems as well, were going through. I didn’t want them to suffer as I had, so I made sure that I treated them with patience and with respect.
We read many stories from people with dyscalculia and from time to time we refer to it here on this blog. Today read the encouragement from someone definitively suffering from dyscalculia who had decided not to have her life ruled by it.
Some unexpected consequences from dyscalculia in the blog post in our link for today with an impact on the health of the pet from the writer. There is even for adults help with dyscalculia. You can improve your number-sense and get guided to exercises that can help you.
People with Dyscalculia have difficulty with simple arithmetic conversions, like what you need to do to cook according to a recipe. The link for today gives an illustration for this. (caution, some strong language is used to illustrate the point)