There are a number of myths and misunderstandings around all types of learning disabilities. If your child is struggling with math or has been diagnosed with dyscalculia, you need solid information in order to make informed decisions for your child.
|Dyscalculia is dyslexia for math||Dyscalculia and dyslexia are separate
conditions that contain some similar symptoms. Students who struggle
with both tend to have difficulty with word problems and learning the
vocabulary of math
|People with Dyscalculia can't do math at all.||Dyscalculia is a math learning
disability not a Math inability.
|Dyscalculia is uncommon.||Although dyscalculia has not had the
attention that dyslexia and some of the other difficulties have seen
research has found that as many as 13.8% of children might have some
form of dyscalculia.
|Everyone who has dyscalculia have the same struggles with Math.||Dyscalculia covers a wide range of
math issues, some will struggle with the basic number concepts while
others may struggle with the visual-spatial thinking needed for upper
level math like Geometry. The most common factor however is a difficulty
remembering basic math facts and completing math problems.
|Dyscalculia is Math anxiety.||Although students with dyscalculia
often become anxious about math, math anxiety and dyscalculia are two
|Dyscalculia is a reflection of a person's IQ.||Learning disabilities appear in
individuals of all IQ levels.
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