‘Everyone just assumed I was being lazy’: The daily struggle of dyscalculia – Mancunian Matters

“Everyone just assumed I was being lazy or not trying hard enough” . Each week, the monotone voice would reel off sums which came from a CD player sat at the front of the classroom, with each sum her frustration would grow as she would stare down at the empty answer boxes on her A5 sheet of paper.

Her paper would be handed in as blank as it was when she started.

This is Bonny Hazelwood, 20, from Brighton. She first noticed she was neuro diverse when she was forced to sit weekly timed mental maths tests in in primary school.

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