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what causes dyscalculia (mathematical difficulty)?

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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: poor 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 in each individual.


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).


 

'dyslexia and other learning difficulties - a parent's guide' - book

Book on Dyslexia

My book: 'Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties - A Parent's Guide' has been updated and re-released in January 2010. It contains extensive information on dyslexia, dysgraphia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).

 

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'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, dysgraphia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).

 

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