<p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>“Dyslexia with Numbers”</strong></p>
<img class=” wp-image-1001 aligncenter” src=”http://www.eiold.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/1599353_low-300×199.jpg” alt=”1599353_low” width=”185″ height=”123″ />Today, people are familiar with dyslexia as a learning disability. However, there is another type of learning disability that is considered to be dyslexia. This is called dyslexia with numbers, otherwise known as dyscalculia. People with dyscalculia experience difficulties in certain areas: learning mathematics, conducting calculations, and general processing numbers. Studies predict that approximately three to six percent of the global population has dyscalculia. Also, Dyscalculia can often be connected to dyslexia or ADD/ ADHD.
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When undergoing diagnosis, there are no specific symptoms or requirements that determine whether or not one has dyscalculia. Additionally, these symptoms vary based on age. For example, preschoolers tend to have delayed speech, whereas children (ranging from 5-12) are more likely to make errors when reading out loud and tend to read slower than others. If you think you or your child has Dyscalculia, it is recommended to be properly tested and supported to help tackle any difficulties being experienced.
<em>This post was written and edited by Alexandra Lambiris. All views are my own based off of secondary research and do not necessarily reflect Exceptional Individuals.</em>