Definitions for dyscalculia
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impaired ability to learn grade-appropriate mathematics
Difficulty with numbers and in doing arithmetic.
Origin: From dys-, from (dus) "bad" + calculate, from calculare
Dyscalculia is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, and learning math facts. It is generally seen as a specific developmental disorder like dyslexia. Math learning difficulties can occur in children with low IQs, They can also 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. Math disabilities can occur as the result of some types of brain injury, in which case the proper term is acalculia, to distinguish it from dyscalculia which is of innate, genetic or developmental origin.
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