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Dyscalculia & Concentration - Should I Really Be Driving?
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Posted on August 13 2011 12:26 PM
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Can dyscalculia really affect our concentration?
Can it be a problem in all of life and not just maths?

I got sent home from my driving lesson today because my concentration went to pot. Granted I may have other things on my mind but I was driving fine and then all of a sudden it was like my brain had shut down and I was driving blind. Completely blind. I nearly crashed. Thing is its not the first time I've been told am driving blind.

Could dyscalculia really be affecting me that badly that...its affecting my ability to drive too?

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Posted on August 13 2011 05:04 PM

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Hi DinkyDelilah,
We've had several Threads here where the members were discussing driving issues. Although I'm a good driver, I am not a 'quick study'. So, if someone had been trying to teach me 'quickly' how to drive, they would have been sadly disappointed. I have to rely on 'muscle memory' to learn things like driving,... that is to say,... I just need to do it over and over, without stress, before it 'sticks'. Each time I repeat a new skill, I relate parts of it with other things that I already know, so that eventually, the new knowledge feels integrated with the old.

I don't have the left/right issues that quite a few forum members have. It seems to me that they are the ones who have had the most difficulty with learning to drive.

Whenever you want to, you can do a word search on this forum, and then you'll find older Threads on this subject and many others. Nice meeting you. - jus'
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