Developmental Dyscalculia a learning difficulty that a person is born with.
What is Dyscalculia?
It is estimated that 5% of the UK population have dyscalculia
of people with dyslexia also have dyscalculia.
of children with dyscalculia also have ADHD Right
Developmental Dyscalculia is a difficulty understanding number concepts, performing calculations and computations. A person with dyscalculia can also struggle with time, measurement and spatial reasoning. It is not IQ dependent. It is a brain-based learning difference.
A person with dyscalculia is extremely creative and great strategic thinkers. They are also great at problem solving.'
Common Dyscalculia challenges:
- Reading analog clocks
- Recalling schedules and sequences of events
- Differentiating between left and right
- Keeping track of time - frequently late or early
- Concentrating on mentally intensive tasks
“I have trouble keeping track of my finances”
"I only use a digital watch"
"I get anxious when I am put on the spot to calculate something”
Common Dyscalculia strengths
Artistically or Linguistically. They are good with words and social interactions.
Good at assessing a situation based gut feel. Good at face recognition, first impressions, good assessment of a person, good at reading a person’s reactions – nonverbal communication.
Growing up was difficult so they are very good at approaching a problem from a completely different angle. They’re brains learn differently and therefore are great at finding creative solutions for a problem which are practical.
Because they are often more observant and reflective than the average person. This helps them with reading a situation and then thinking about how to manage a situation so that the goal of the person and the organisation can be aligned.
Examples of good jobs for people with Dyscalculia
- Dental Hygienist
- Occupational Therapist
- Ship Engineer
- Art director
- Talent management