Dyscalculia - Help, Support & Resources

Dyscalculia is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) appearing as difficulties with mathematics.

Dyscalculia Help, Support & Resources. Plus extensive information on:

Child doing sums

Child doing sums

What is Dyscalculia?; Definition of Dyscalculia, What Causes Dyscalculia?; Indicators of Dyscalculia; Dyscalculia Assessment / Test; Dyscalculia Aids & Equipment; Dyscalculia Treatment – How you can help; Software for Dyscalculia; Dyscalculia FAQ’s; Employers & Dyscalculia; Handwriting Groups; Help, Support, Resources and a Dyscalculia Book List.

You will also find a section on Looking for schools that specialise in Dyslexia / Dyscalculia; Psychologists who can test for Dyslexia / Dyscalculia; Test Centres for Dyslexia / Dyscalculia and how to find a specialist tutor in your area.


 

What is Dyscalculia (Mathematical Difficulty)?

Dyscalculia (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 essential 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 the only one cause of dyscalculia.

 


 

‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ – book

Book on Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – An Essential Guide – Book

My book: ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ has been updated. It contains extensive information on: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and other Specific Learning difficulties (SpLDs).

 

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ please click here.

 


Alternative_Therapies_Book

‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies’ – Book

My book: ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies’ contains information on a wide range of alternative therapies and the way they can help people with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies
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Dyscalculia Definition

Dyscalculia (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.

From Wikipedia,
the free Encyclopedia

It is very important to recognise dysgraphia as soon as possible before it impacts on a child’s self-esteem. There is no single set of signs that characterise all people with dysgraphia.

 


 

‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ – book

Book on Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – An Essential Guide – Book

My book: ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ has been updated. It contains extensive information on: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and other Specific Learning difficulties (SpLDs).

 

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ please click here.

 


Alternative_Therapies_Book

‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies’ – Book

My book: ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies’ contains information on a wide range of alternative therapies and the way they can help people with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies
Please Click Here

 

What Causes Dyscalculia (Mathematical Difficulty)?


Maths_Board

We still do not know very much about this condition. However, it is estimated *3 – 6 % of the population may have it. Around 60% of dyslexics have difficulties with dyscalculia. A lot of research is now taking place, and it is hoped that over the next few years we will begin to understand this a little more.

These factors are often exacerbated by weak processing, sequencing skills and poor-short-term memory problems. They are usually good at answering verbally but cannot tell you how they got the answer. Along with dyslexia and dysgraphia, the extent to which you can be affected by dyscalculia varies tremendously from person to person.

How can I help a Student with Dyscalculia?

You can help a student with dyscalculia by helping to develop his skills with sequencing, space organisation, deduction, directional awareness, timekeeping and strategy. The earlier it is started, the better.


Reference: *(Badian, 1999; Gross-Tsur et al., 1996; Lewis et al., 1994).

 

Dyscalculia Treatment

As dyscalculia is not a disease, there is no ‘treatment’ for it. However, you can help a student with dyscalculia, by using Multi-Sensory Teaching Methods and developing skills through play and lots of encouragement.

What is Multi-Sensory?

I am frequently being asked by parents and students, ‘what does multi-sensory mean’. Multi-Sensory means merely, using: eyes, ears, touch, taste and smell.

 

‘Dyscalculia Treatment’ – Playing with things Like:

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Dyscalculia – Developing Skills, including:

• Sequencing.
• Space organisation.
• Directional awareness
• Directional awareness.

 


 

‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ – book

Book on Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – An Essential Guide – Book

My book: ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ has been updated. It contains extensive information on: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and other Specific Learning difficulties (SpLDs).

 

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ please click here.

 


Alternative_Therapies_Book

‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies’ – Book

My book: ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies’ contains information on a wide range of alternative therapies and the way they can help people with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies
Please Click Here

 

Alli Can't Write - A Storybook for Children with Handwriting Difficulties
Ally Can't Write

Ally Can’t Write

 

Alli Can’t Write
A Storybook for Children with
Handwriting Difficulties –
Including those with:
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia & ADHD

This delightful fun book, with beautifully hand-drawn and creative illustrations for children ages 6 – 10 is about, an alligator, called Alli, who has problems writing and has to deal with the frustrations, shame and despair of not being able to write.

He lives in the Everglade Lakes, Florida where he goes to school with his friends; the opossums, racoons, Red-turtle and Amy-deer.

Alli has terrific ideas, but he can’t write his thoughts down on paper because of his problems with handwriting.

People with dysgraphia have difficulties, with things like writing, getting their ideas down on paper, and in the correct order (processing) particularly hard.

Skunky bullies Alli, because he can write beautifully with his tail! The book discusses how peers can be cruel to anyone that is different; it will help to explain to young children about the nature of diversity and acceptance; throughout not just in the classroom but society.

With help from loveable supportive characters; Dr Dolphin, educational psychologist, his teacher Miss Panther and Miss Snake and Mummy and Daddy-Alligator; Alli learns to overcome his difficulties with his for writing.

This book should be read by children, parents, educators, and anyone who has a loved one struggling with a learning disability. It’s a story of resilience and hope.

The author explains what dysgraphia is and provides extensive information, help, practical strategies and useful tips to help students with difficulties meet their full potential.

Maria Chivers is an International Author on Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).

The majority of the animals in this book are on the ‘Threatened or Endangered’ species list.

This exciting book is available from,  Amazon.
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Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties Book‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – The Essential Guide’  

This book: ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide’ has been very well received over the years.  It is useful for both parents and teachers. It contains extensive information on dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – The Essential Guide‘ please go to Amazon.


Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies

‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies’

This book: ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies‘ contains information on a wide range of alternative therapies and the way they can help people with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs)

Available in softback or ebook.

For a fuller description of ‘Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies, please go to Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

 

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