Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Facts & Embracing Neurodiversity

Dyscalculia Fact 16: Dyscalculia & Dyslexia have a Comorbidity of Around 40%.

There is a 40% chance that if you have dyslexia, you will also have dyscalculia. The causes and consequences of this comorbidity are poorly understood and require further research. The evidence so far is that dyscalculia and dyslexia remain cognitively independent from each other in adulthood, yet they share some domain-general impairments, such as poor verbal short term memory span.

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What if all Schools were able to Embrace Neurodiversity?

In an ideal world we would have a perfect educational system where teaching is tailored to each individual giving him or her the optimal experience of learning. Whilst we are waiting for this future, lets get our schools to embrace neurodiversity! How can we do this? Perhaps we could start with all schools celebrating and raising awareness during World Autism Awareness Week (already happened 26 March – 2 April 2018), Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018 (1st-7th October) and ADHD Awareness Month (every October).

The future is coming, for now awareness is key!