definition of dyscalculia (mathematical difficulty)

Maths_BoardDyscalculia (pronounced: Dis-cal-qu-lee-ah), affects approximately 3 – 6% of the population. It 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 mathematics or arithmetic. It could be described as an extreme difficulty with numbers.

Definition of Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia or math disability is a specific learning disability or difficulty involving innate difficulty in learning or comprehending mathematics. It is akin to dyslexia and can include confusion about math symbols.

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It is very important to recognise dyscalculia as soon as possible, before it impacts on a child’s self-esteem. Just as there is no single set of signs that characterise all dyslexics, there does not appear to be just one cause of dyscalculia.


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Up-dated: 5 June, 2012