Dyscalculia: the symptoms

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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