Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math. There is no single type of math disability. Dyscalculia can vary from person to person. And, it can affect people differently at different stages of life.
Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math. There is no single type of math disability. Dyscalculia can vary from person to person, and it affects people differently at different stages of life. Work-around strategies and accommodations help lessen the obstacles that dyscalculia presents. And just like in the area of reading, math LD is not a prescription for failure.
If you (or someone you care about) have always had a difficult time with math and spatial concepts, you may want to learn more about a learning disability called dyscalculia. Dyscalculia involves a range of math-related challenges. Below you’ll find a list of common warning signs of dyscalculia in college students and adults.
Dyscalculia refers to a range of learning disabilities involving math. Dyscalculia affects people in different ways and may even vary over a person’s lifetime. Are you concerned that your child is struggling with math and math concepts? If so, the following list of common warning signs of dyscalculia in children in Grades 3–8 may help clarify your concerns.
Does it seem like your young child is having a hard time learning the basics of math, numbers and counting? Dyscalculia refers to a range of learning disabilities (LD) involving math. Dyscalculia affects people in different ways and may even vary over a person’s lifetime.
When children who struggle with learning are the topic of conversation, the spotlight is most often turned to reading. And with good reason. Trouble with reading is by far the most prevalent characteristic of specific learning disabilities (LD). That said, math is not far behind, and it is not unusual for individuals with LD to have trouble in both of these areas of learning and performance.
Has your teenager always struggled—in one way or another—with math and spatial concepts? Has math become an even greater challenge in high school? Dyscalculia refers to a range of learning disabilities involving math. Whether your teen’s math struggles have existed in some form over time or if they’ve suddenly become more prominent, you may want to review the following list of common warning signs of dyscalculia in high school students.
As I explained in an earlier post, elementary school students who are at risk for mathematical learning disabilities (MLD) often have trouble with even the most basic number processing skills. The good news is that researchers are developing remedial approaches to helping these children early on, and some relatively simple strategies are available for parents to assist their children in developing and practicing fundamental math skills.
Some people are just better at math than others! And just like with other types of learning disabilities (LD), there is no precise “cut off” for when someone might qualify as having a learning disability in math. In addition (no pun intended) not all features of a math disability persist over time or remain problematic (at the same magnitude); newly acquired skills, practiced over time, make future learning easier and more “automatic.” That said, the deficits underlying LD in math often do not go away. Work-around strategies and accommodations help, and just like in the area of reading, math LD is not a prescription for failure.
If your child has dyscalculia or is struggling with math, you need quick information to make smart decisions. Here we debunk common myths about dyscalculia to help you separate fact from fiction.
There are many ways you can help your child with dyscalculia at home. You don’t have to do it all on your own, though—there are other people who can help. Here’s a checklist of options to consider trying at home, in school and in your community.