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What is Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty in mathematics. Like dyslexia, dyscalculia can be caused by a visual perceptual deficit. Dyscalculia refers specifically to the inability to perform operations in maths or arithmetic. Along with dyslexia, the extent to which you can be affected varies tremendously in each individual.

Like dyslexia there is no single set of signs that characterises all dyslexics, there is no one cause of dyscalculia.

Dyscalculia Checklist

When your child attempts maths problems does he frequently have difficulties with:
understanding the signs: +, -, / and x
adding numbers
subtracting numbers
confusion with mathematical symbols (plus/minus etc)
the words, plus, add, add-together
reversing numbers 15 for 51 etc
transposing numbers i.e., 364 - 634
times tables
mental arithmetic
telling the time
inability to follow directions

Students may have difficulties with mathematics, calculations and learning number facts such as times-tables. It is important that children start developing skills with sequencing, space organisation, deduction and strategy.

Around 60% of dyslexics have difficulties and yet although this has been well documented in the United States, it is still practically unheard of in Britain.

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