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Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
Over the past year I've noticed myself transposing numbers more than normal. My rate of misdials, incorrect forms, and other mistakes seems to have increased.

My brother may have a mild form of Dyslexia, and his son has been diagnosed with it, which explains his poor reading skills. He's been going to the appropriate schools to overcome this difference for several years now.

It has not really effected my reading, or my thirst for more books to read. Yet numbers have become more of an annoyance.

Decades ago, when I was a child, I took several IQ type tests. My mother--a nurse--had several friends studying to be able to give IQ tests. They needed practice, so her kids became guinea pigs. Part of the test in those days was repeating long strings of numbers we had seen written down earlier. I did very well on those tests. Remarkably well the untrained practicioners said.

So when I keep writing account number 7284 instead of 7482 it makes me wonder. Is it growing dyslexia? Is it growing senility? Is it an optical problem? Is it my imagination? Is it a very boring topic?
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
Do you think it could be inattention?
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
Heh, I used to be excellent with numbers but since my first pregnancy transpose them all the time. I think it's a lost brain cell issue. [Wink]

(I also am now very slow at mental math-- basic addition, multiplication, subtraction, division in my head goes awry quite frequenty. When I was in grade school I was the school mental math champ.)
Posted by kmbboots (Member # 8576) on :
I have experienced a similar thing as I have gotten older. For me it is in typing and writing, mostly.
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
Part of the test in those days was repeating long strings of numbers we had seen written down earlier. I did very well on those tests.
My son has dyslexia. He did very well on those tests. Reading or Hearing the numbers orally, and he has a fantastic memory, was not affected by his dyslexia. His INPUT was just fine.

It was his OUTPUT that has severe processing issues. He could probably recite to you the whole string of numbers correctly, but would probably not be able to write them all down in the correct order properly, even though he "knows" them.

Reading and hearing things orally he was fine with. He just can't produce it back out properly. (I guess I just repeated myself there. sorry)


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