What is Dyscalculia?
Dyscalculia is a math-related learning disability, affecting a child’s ability to understand sequential problems or number-related concepts and properly comprehend symbols and functions in mathematics. Basic math problems, visual-spatial relationships, and language patterns are more difficult to understand for children with dyscalculia. While dyscalculia can have different symptoms at different ages, it’s important to be on the lookout for specific difficulties or struggles they experience while working on math-related homework or classwork. Dyscalculia symptoms include:
- Difficulty comprehending sequential information or events
- Confusion, misinterpretation, or neglect of standard units of measure
- Struggle with utilizing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Difficulty grasping math-related terminology (greater than, less than)
- Math concepts such as pattern identification, visual-spatial relationships, and fractions aren’t grasped
- Frequent misunderstanding and misuse of mathematical symbols
How Can St. Louis LDA Help?
If you think your child is struggling with dyscalculia, St. Louis LDA provides an array of services that we provide for testing, tutoring, and ongoing support. How dyscalculia affects a child depends on an array of factors, including age, cognitive function, and the classroom setting they learn in on an everyday basis. Our initial meetings with a child’s parents or guardians provide an insight into the situation, so we can start effectively working toward a solution that makes the most sense for your specific child’s learning disability. From there, we set consultations with our licensed clinical psychologists to determine the best course of action—whether it’s ongoing behavioral support or custom-tailored tutoring, we’re confident our experienced staff can provide the answers you’re looking for.