Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math. Dyscalculia is individual and can vary from person to person. It also can affect people differently at different stages of life. Having trouble learning math skills does not necessarily mean a person has dyscalculia, but may be something to consider being for if a student is significantly falling behind in math. Often referred to as “math dyslexia”, it is not well known, but there are many strategies that once diagnosed can help student’s succeed.
According to a forum that focuses on dyscalculia and ways to help students that struggle in math primarily, the www.dyscalculiaforum.com website explains “Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability in mathematics. Dyscalculia is a word you use to describe when people have significant problems with numbers – but still have a normal or above normal IQ. It seems that no dyscalculic has problems with math alone, but also struggle with problems being able to learn to tell time, left/right orientation, rules in games and much more”.
Symptoms often seen in Dyscalculia:
-Delay in counting.
-Difficulties in memorizing
-Less automatic processing of written numbers
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