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What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is the maths version of dyslexia. It is used to describe people who have difficulty learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, and learning math facts.

Math learning difficulties can occur in people from across the whole IQ range, often, but not always, involving difficulties with time, measurement, and spatial reasoning. Estimates of the prevalence of dyscalculia range between 3 and 6% of the population. A quarter of children with dyscalculia have ADHD. This is because the same concepts are incomplete or missing with both conditions.

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