Dyscalculia Symptoms

Many children struggle with learning mathematics in school, but they may reach a point that makes you question if they are struggling more than usual. Dyscalculia is less common than most disabilities, but can cover a wide range of difficulties in math that can lead to great frustration in your child. As your child ages, these symptoms may change as their mathematical curriculum and experience changes. Below is a list of common Dyscalculia symptoms. Click here to read more about Dyscalculia.

 

Dyscalculia Symptoms

  • Delay in counting
  • Anxiety and negativity towards math
  • Delay in using counting strategies
  • Has trouble sorting things
  • Struggles memorizing simple addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts
  • Difficulty imagining a mental number line
  • Struggles decomposing numbers (realizing that 5 and 5 go into 10)
  • Poor memory when it comes to remembering things with numbers in them (like a phone number)
  • Show less understanding of basic math and counting skills than peers
  • Struggles to understand place value
  • Struggles to realize that numbers can apply to objects and aren’t specific to one object or thing (2 cats, 2 toys, 2 eyes, etc)
  • Avoids playing games that may involve math
  • Difficulty having a fairly accurate sense of time
  • Difficulty connecting numbers to real life situations
  • Difficulty recognizing patterns in sequences or numbers
  • Struggles to memorize math facts
  • Difficulty recognizing number symbols (struggles to understand 9 is also nine)
  • Doesn’t connect math to groups of things
  • As peers advance, the child looses self confidence

 

Symptoms can vary from person to person and no two children are the same, so your child may also display different symptoms than the ones listed above. Despite your child’s diagnosis, these interventions can be helpful. You should consult a professional if you suspect your child has Dyscalculia. Support and academic assistance is important to ensure your child stays on track with their mathematical studies.

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