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DYSCALCULIA EXPLAINED

DEFINED BY IMPAIRMENT IN ABILITY TO DO ARITHMETIC, BUT CAN READ AND UNDERSTAND NUMBERS AND LETTERS

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DYSCALCULIA OVERVIEW

Is a developmental condition but can also be acquired through brain injury. There is no cure

5% of UK population have Dyscalculia whether diagnosed or not

Many successful people including Cher, Benjamin Franklin

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH DYSCALCULIA

May have difficulty interpreting verbal numbers, symbols or reading numbers, in symbol or word format

Don't present to people with Dyscalculia using charts, graphs or timetables

Has a difficulty with left / right directions but can otherwise follow instructions

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DYSCALCULIA PRESENTATION INCLUDES

May struggle with either reading or writing numbers, or both

Difficulties in understanding written numbers but can otherwise read

Conceptual difficulties such as 10 and 100, and sometimes difficulty in recognising if a number is correct

Reading charts and graphs is difficult

Timetables are a struggle to read and process

There may be problems with performing calculations or remembering and applying formulae

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SOME OF THE MANY STRENGTHS

OF DYSCALCULIA

Very good at strategic thinking and great practical abilities

Creative thinking makes people with Dyscalculia very good problem solvers

Known to have a love of words

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A FEW REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DYSCALCULIA

Online ordering - make sure you have small, medium and large options as well as your e.g. 250ml, 350ml and 450ml

Provide a flowchart or process map where calculations are needed

Have a cuckoo clock, alarm clock or

sand-timer so numbers don't need to be read