Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that causes those who have it to struggle with numbers and math.
Though gradually gaining in exposure, dyscalculia remains less well-known than dyslexia, a learning difference affecting the ability to map written to spoken language. Our blog aims to increase awareness of dyscalculia and point readers to further resources and information.
This week we have researched which of our blog posts on dyscalculia have proved most helpful to readers. We would like to share our top 5 picks based on number of visits and what search terms led readers to a specific post, which tells us a bit about what information the readers were looking for.
Our top post focuses on well-known dyscalculics, leading us to think that there is a need for spotlighting dyscalculic role models. Singer Cher and actress Mary Tyler Moore make the list of famous people with dyscalculia.
There is plenty of information on famous dyslexics available but much less on dyscalculics. We try to share examples of success achieved by dyscalculics not only in this post but also in our weekly round-ups. Read more.
What are the signs a child may have dyscalculia? This post may be especially helpful for parents and teachers who are unfamiliar with dyscalculia but think their child or student may have a math learning disability. Read more.
For readers who want to know more about what brain processes are affected by dyscalculia, this post takes a look at which areas of the brain are used while solving math problems. The article goes into detail on how brain activity involved in math differs in people with dyscalculia from those without. Read more.
The fact that this is one of our top posts shows both that dyscalculia is still relatively unknown and that readers are seeking more knowledge on the subject. The post gives an overview of the learning disability and how it affects those who have it. Read more.
Following naturally from the previous post, this one looks more deeply into the struggles dyscalculics face. A special focus is given to those difficulties caused when a child is dyscalculic but the condition goes unrecognized or misunderstood at home and school. This can lead to deep feelings of anxiety and a lack of confidence in a dyscalculic child. Hopefully as dyscalculia becomes better understood, support and intervention will also increase. Read more.
See also our Top 5 posts on dyslexia.