Dyscalculia

Developmental Dyscalculia a learning difficulty that a person is born with.



What is Dyscalculia?



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


Creative

Artistically or Linguistically. They are good with words and social interactions.

Intuitive thinking

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.

Problem Solvers

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.

Strategic thinkers

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

  • Counsellor
  • Stenographer
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Ship Engineer
  • Art director
  • Talent management