I've been reading some websites about dyscalculia and I'm starting to have some problems with numbers that I have noticed over the past 4 years; I'm 28 years old now. Never had any kind of problems with math before not that I can remember I've always had advance math classes. Although I've have a lot of learning problems throughout my schooling life. Tutors inside of school then I come home to be driven to another tutor after school. But why now all the sudden these problems with numbers come about? Unfortunately, I use numbers every single day I'm a delivery driver so looking at addresses can be very troublesome at times.
I agree with a fellow poster in that before you go forth trying to figure out learning strategies for help with numbers, you need to consider talking with a physician. As an adult, any change in your physical or cognitive/learning abilities should be discussed first with a physician to rule out any physical problems. If the physician feels that this is not medically a problem then please feel free to find information regarding learning disabilities at the website below.
If you decide to seek medical advice, please bring a relative or friend with you to help you to recall information from the physician or to write notes for you.
You also may wish to find a different job that does not cause you stress due to the use of numbers.
You didn't say exactly what you have been experiencing, but I recommend that you make an appointment with your doctor to share your concerns about numbers. If you are having trouble processing addresses, this may indicate more of a neurological concern that should be investigated immediately. It is important to rule out physical concerns first. If your doctor gives you a clean bill of health, ask for a referral to an educational specialist who can evaluate you for learning difficulties and help devise an intervention to better manage the situation.
L. Compian, Ph.D.