Dyscalculia. It’s a word that seems to be everywhere these days. But, what is dyscalculia? What does it mean? And could your child be sufferning from this disorder?
Dyscalculia is a diagnosis used to describe learning difficulties related to math concepts. It’s sometimes called “numbers dyslexia,” which is a bit misleading. Dyslexia refers to difficulty reading and writing, while dyscalculia is specifically related to mathematics.
It’s not unusual for a child to have a tough time with math homework now and then. But if they have problems with numbers or low math test scores yet does well in other subjects, they could have a math learning disability i.e. dyscalculia. It’s a brain-related condition that makes basic arithmetic hard to learn. It may run in families, but scientists haven’t found any genes related to it.