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.
“I hate reading!” a response that I heard regularly from my young daughter through her years at primary school. We would have lovely times reading books together, but I missed the fact that she would get me to do all the reading!
At the age of 11, a good friend of the family asked my daughter if she would read something out for a service at our local church. That reading never happened because my daughter had an emotional meltdown. She wanted to help but couldn’t bring herself to stand up in public and read.
It was at this point that my wife and I realised that our daughter may have been dyslexic because her refusal and the emotions that went with it were uncharacteristic of our daughter.