Name  Dyscalculia
Related to/Also known as 
Symptoms of Dyscalculia
"Dyscalculia is a specific learning difference, which affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills and an intuitive grasp of numbers"

Source: Loughborough University Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y9rrv6cb

"Developmental Dyscalculia (DD) is a specific learning disorder that is characterised by impairments in learning basic arithmetic facts, processing numerical magnitude and performing accurate and fluent calculations. these difficulties must be quantifiably below what is expected for an individual’s chronological age, and [is not] caused by poor educational or daily activities or by intellectual impairments"

Source: British Dyslexia Association  Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y8qobbjo

  • Developmental Dyscalculia:  a specific learning disability (SpLD)
  • Acalculia:  as a result of brain injury or stroke, a person may no longer be able to do even basic maths
Useful national contacts

The British Dyslexia Association
Tel. 0333 405 4567.
Opening times: 10 a.m. – 12.30 and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Closed Wednesday afternoons
Link opens in new window www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 800 3333
Link opens in new window www.scope.org.uk
Find your local support services:
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Children & young people What is Dyscalculia? Why Some Kids Struggle with Maths While Doing Well at Other Subjects? (Centre for Neuroscience in Education)
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Online resources

The Dyscalculia Information Centre
Link opens in new window www.dyscalculia.me.uk

What is Dyscalculia? (East Midlands Dyslexia Association)
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Dyscalculia (Contact, charity for families with disabled children)
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Dyscalculia (Judy Hornigold)
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