Dyscalculia

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What is dyscalculia?


Dyscalculia is a learning difference similar to dyslexia.  It has various causes and is defined as a learning difference that affects a child’s ability to perform mathematical calculations.



What are the symptoms?


Symptoms may include reading numbers out of sequence, executing mathematical operations backwards, confusing similar numbers such as “8” and “3”, difficulty with abstract concepts such as direction and time, problems remembering names and poor physical coordination.


About half of the people with dyslexia also have dyscalculia, but dyscalculia is less often diagnosed.  Please visit the ‘Links’ page to find out more.