Developmental dyscalculia is sometimes described as ‘maths dyslexia’. It is a specific learning difficulty which makes learning basic arithmetic facts, processing numbers and carrying out calculations difficult.
Signs of dyscalculia
Signs of dyscalculia include:
- A poor sense of number and estimation
- Weak mental arithmetic skills
- Difficulty in remembering mathematical facts and procedures, even with extensive practice
- Taking a very long time over calculations
- Difficulty counting backwards
- Inability to tell whether answers are right or nearly right
Support and links
Understanding of dyscalculia is in its early stages, so there is little research or support available. The following link may help:
- The British Dyslexia Association: Dyscalculia: provides more detailed information and some useful links.