A few days ago i was at work, i work for my dad so my job is pretty laid back. I do office work and help out in his workshop. I run credit card payments through our system from customers as part of my job. I had to do this last week, normally i focus and get it right, i triple check everything i put through. Well i was tired last week and unfocused and i accidentally put a payment through wrong, i'd jumbled the numbers up which does sometimes happen to me. I didn't realize until i checked with the bank to receive the payment into the system properly. Imagine my embarrassment when i had to call up the customer to explain. My dad was pretty mad but i tried to tell him i'm no good with numbers, i said that maybe i had dyslexia but with numbers. I was joking really. My dad is dyslexic so i think he gets how frustrating it can be.
Tonight i decided to look online and see if my 'number dyslexia' comment had any validity. It does! So my question is how do i go about getting tested for this?
I got through my undergrad degree by, well,not cheating really... more getting help from friends when i had to take statistics. Luckily the material graded was all coursework and i'll be honest and say i managed to avoid any of it and still pass the course. I also had to do a research project and i somehow managed to convince my supervisor to do all of the maths work involved, i'm still not sure how i did that. I'm set to start my masters soon and i know there will be maths involved. I've tried to take math courses online from different schools, i dropped out of them. When i sat the GRE test to try and get into the grad school i wanted to attend i think i maybe got under 25% of it right and that was mostly guess work.
I don't want to fail my graduate degree due to this maths problem. How can i tell them that when i see numbers my brain basically shuts off and i can't think?