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Information about Dyscalculia

Published on June 19, 2017

Author: CassieKoch1

Source: slideshare.net

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1. Dyscalculia By: Cooper Simms

2. Dyscalculia  What is it?  This is a math related learning disability that makes math tasks difficult for students. Children may have a harder time understanding quantities vs concepts or have a hard time grasping number senses(4=four).The mechanics of math like recalling math facts may also be a challenge to a child. Along with that, the working memory of being able to remember factors when doing a multiple step problem can be difficult too.  https://www.understood.org/en/tools/through-your-childs-eyes/player?simq=d7e339d7-7c55-4fd0-bef6- 94b1a640d9dc&standalone=true&simulation=true

3.  Symptoms  Has difficulty recalling math facts  Struggles to recognize patterns  Struggles to understand math related terms  Has a hard time grasping information from a chart or graph  Facts  43-65% of kids with dyscalculia also have dyslexia  Students with dyscalculia tend to have math anxiety  Genetic disorders such as fragile X syndrome, Gerstmann’s syndrome and Turner’s syndrome can be associated with dyscalculia

4. Who this may affect  Children with specific genetic disorders  Brain development  Environment  Fetal alcohol syndrome  Premiturity  Brain Injury

5. Support/Treatment  Who can help a child?  Special Education teachers  Math tutors or educational therapists  Child psychologists  Pediatric neuropsychologists  No medications known for this learning disability  Multisensory instruction  Using all senses to learn  Teaches math skills systematically  Build on one another  Concrete examples  Visual Aids  Graph paper  Extra piece of paper to help cover up other work  https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning- disabilities/dyscalculia/understanding-dyscalculia

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