Dyscalculia is a specific learning disorder that affects a person’s ability to understand and work with numbers. It is characterised by difficulties in comprehending mathematical concepts, performing calculations, and solving mathematical problems.
Individuals with dyscalculia may struggle with number recognition, sequencing, and memory. They may also have challenges with time management, spatial reasoning, and estimation.
Dyscalculia is not related to intelligence, as individuals with this condition can possess average or above-average cognitive abilities. It is a lifelong condition that often becomes apparent during early schooling years. With appropriate support, such as specialised teaching approaches and accommodations, individuals with dyscalculia can develop strategies to navigate mathematical challenges and achieve success.
If you would like to find out more about this, contact the school SENCO via the school office.
The British Dyslexia Association website has some excellent information for parents regarding dyscalculia: https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/dyscalculia