Several behaviors or difficulties can warn parents, and can evoke dyscalculia.
Some symptoms in children of school age should alert:
- academic difficulties in mathematics,
- difficulties in reasoning or expressing one's reasoning clearly,
- organizational difficulties in everyday life and simple tasks,
- difficulty understanding,
- difficulties in temporal or spatial activities,
- a rejection of school activities.
Here are some other examples of behaviors, symptoms and attitudes that may lead you to look for dyscalculia:
- Difficulties in daily tasks, like checking your currency and reading the time.
- Frequent difficulties in mathematics, confusion in the signs: +, -, ÷ and ×.
- Difficulties in understanding the concept of time and estimating time passing. Perhaps often late or early.
- There may be some difficulty in mentally estimating the size of an object or a distance.
- The inability to read a series of numbers, or can force to repeat it, to reverse it (say 56 for 65).
- Difficulty keeping the score during games
- Write "40042013" instead of "four hundred and ninety-three", for example.
- Difficulties in understanding statements, problems.
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