Mar 15, 2008

All About Dyscalculia

I knew early on that my ADHD/LD son had problems with numbers. I had never heard the term dyscalculia until he was diagnosed with three learning disabilities at the age of six. Dyscalculia is one of his disabilities. So, what exactly is dyscalculia? Below is information from that helps answer that very question.

Dyscalculia describes a specific learning disability in the area of mathematics. It has also been termed number blindness. This, much like dyslexia, is a neurological problem.

Symptoms of Dyscalculia:

  • Difficulty working with numbers

  • Confused by math symbols

  • Difficulty with basic facts (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)

  • Often will reverse or transpose numbers (36: 63)

  • Difficulty with mental math

  • Difficulty telling time

  • Difficulty with directions (as for playing a game)

  • Difficulty grasping and remembering math concepts

  • Poor memory for layout of things (for example, numbers on a clock)

  • Limited strategic planning skills (like used in chess)

To read the full article please visit their website. There you will find out how it is diagnosed, treated and what you can do to help your child.

1 comment:

  1. You might find the article I wrote last year on dyscalculia interesting.


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