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What in the world is dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a Specific Learning Disorder that impacts math. Dyscalculia occurs mainly in the parietal lobe of the brain, usually with visual-spatial or working memory issues. People with dyscalculia…

  • Have it for life.

  • Forget basic math facts.

  • Forget the math they’ve learned.

How do you say it?

Engineers and people who've taken Latin say it like this: dis-cal-COOL-ee-uh.

Some people say it like this: dis-calc-you-LEE-ah.

Most people get as far as saying, "dis-calc-ee......" and then trail off. However you say it, make sure you're talking about it!

Classroom support for dyscalculia includes:

  • Objects to count with (K-2nd grade)

  • 1 to 100 chart (1st-3rd grade)

  • Multiplication List (not the chart!) (3rd-5th grade)

  • Calculator (5th-Graduation)

  • Extended time (All grades)

Learn more about dyscalculia accommodations on our YouTube channel.

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