CMU student perseveres, receives one of four national scholarships
If you looked at photos from CMU student Tai Linklater’s childhood, you’d see countless shots of her holding different reptiles, unable to control the excitement on her face. Her dream career was to be a herpetologist, studying reptiles and amphibians. Until she found out it required calculus.
That’s because Linklater has Specific Learning Disorder, a disability that in her case manifests itself in trouble with visual spatial awareness and extreme difficulties with mathematics.
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