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Driving with dyscalculia: How to manage?

Ever wonder what would happen if you lost the directional abilities? Reaching destination will be near to impossible if you keep on messing left or right. Of-course, Google Maps have really made our lives easy. But still, you’ll be having a very hard time relating delta distance between point A and B on GPS vs real life. An adult with a driving license and dyscalculia probably face this difficulty every day. So, what exactly is like for a person with dyscalculia to drive? Is it dangerous? How he/she should manage it? Dyscalculia…

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How to effectively test for dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is  a disorder that is often confused with math anxiety. But, its way more complex and serious than just fear of numbers. Not enough research makes it extremely hard to differentiate it symptoms from a common math fear. In a recent study that included observing mathematics performance of 2,421 primary school children over a number of school years suggested that the number of pupils with dyscalculia are similar to those with dyslexia. But only  1 out 108 ever received an official diagnosis. Why diagnosis is important? Dyscalculia is still an under…

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Top 8 colleges for students with dyscalculia in 2019

Hunt for the college that fully suits your interest is arguably the most difficult part of the college application process. There’s so much information to go through—how could brief campus visits and informational brochures really tell you where you’ll be most successful? It’s even harder for students with learning disability like dyscalculia. Not just applying but they may have a particularly difficult time keeping up with the demands of their coursework. You want to make sure there are programs in place to help you be the best you can be no matter…

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Is Dyscalculia just a Number Dyslexia?

Dyscalculia, being very little known, is often times referred as Number Dyslexia or Numerical Dyslexia. Some of the top internet information sources call it as a Math equivalent of Dyslexia. But, is it fair? Well, the fact is, at some point dyslexia does  affect the arithmetic skills of a child. Kid with dyslexia may find trouble in doing math work. They may struggle while naming numerals. They also may struggle with reading word problems, reading number names, and spelling number names. But these challenges are not the same as the issues faced by…

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I was relieved to finally discover Dyscalculia – Story of Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore was the name of 70’s. Having achieved fame from hit sitcoms, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, and scoring six Emmy awards during an acting career, she was an American icon and served as an inspiration for many younger actresses, professional women, and feminists. However, Things weren’t that great in the beginning. She faced lifelong challenges that have impacted her personally and professionally. In an interview recorded in 2013, she told about her lifelong struggle with numbers. It wasn’t until she was in her 50s that Moore discovered…

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What is math anxiety? How to overcome it?

Math Anxiety is the panic and nervousness that ensues some people when solving a Mathematical problem. Math anxiety is related to performance anxiety and is likely to extend far outside of the classroom if not recognized and proactively managed. People suffering from excess math anxiety may feel stress around numbers well into adulthood, negatively impacting their professional and personal lives. But, It shouln’t be confused with dyscalculia, which has a different pathology. To put it simply, every person with dyscalculia have math anxiety but every person with math anxiety may…

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Scored straight A’s in every subject matter but maths – Story of Victoria Lawson

Dyscalculia may have hindered her pace in doing basic calculations but that didn’t stopped her for scoring straight A’s in other subjects. Being diagnosed in sophomore year of high school, Multimedia journalism major Victoria Lawson often times become frustrated with math. This is what she have to say about her struggle with dyscalculia Whenever I schedule interviews with people, I pull up a picture of a clock because I need the visual display I also memorize phone numbers by envisioning them as pictures. I would write down 71 instead of 17, and I couldn’t remember my phone…

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Signs and symptoms of Dyscalculia

Today, we are going to talk about the symptoms of Dyscalculia. How can the signs of dyscalculia be identifed early? But first, we must know what exactly a dyscalculia is? Dyscalculia is a life long learning disability affecting a person’s ability to understand numbers and learn math facts. It is seen as the mathematical equivalent to dyslexia and hence, the name – Number Dyslexia. It severely affects the life of a dyscalculic (commonly referred to a person suffering from dyscalculia) . Individual may loose the ability to visually interpret data. In…

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Everything you should know about Dyscalculia or Number Dyslexia.

What is Dyscalculia (or Number Dyslexia)? Dyscalculia is a term used for a wide range of life-long learning disabilities involving maths, mostly numbers and arithmetic skills. Other names of Dyscalculia are Number Dyslexia, Numerical Dyslexia, and Math Dyslexia. It is generally seen as the mathematical equivalent to dyslexia. Dyscalculia is often confused with math anxiety, which has a different pathology, but shows similar signs. Difficulty in understanding numbers, manipulating them, performing mathematical calculations and learning facts in mathematics are some of the common known traits of this disorder. It is also marked by visual difficulties such as  processing and…

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