Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia and the Brain & Physical Exercise and ADHD

Dyscalculia And The Brain

This guest article by Dr. Karin Kucian, the associate professor at the Centre for MR-Research at the Zurich University Children’s Hospital, got a lot of attention on our social media platforms. Even though the article was first published in 2016, it remains an essential piece of information today. In the article, Dr. Kucian explored how the change in brain functions and anatomy relate to developmental dyscalculia from a neuro-scientifical perspective. Follow the link if you haven’t read it yet.

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Weekly Roundup: Developmental Dyscalculia & Dyslexics are not Dumb!

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What is Developmental Dyscalculia?

Developmental dyscalculia is the most common version of the learning difficulty and affects 5-6% of the school-aged population. This article covers the genetic and environmental causes and what interventions can be used to help manage the condition.

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Developmental Dyscalculia

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What is Developmental Dyscalculia?

Developmental dyscalculia can be either genetic or environmental and even an interaction of the two. It is a specific learning disability that affects the normal acquisition of arithmetic skills. It is equally common in boys and girls and impacts on 5-6% of the population.

Genetic Causes

Genetic causes include known genetic disorders such as Turner’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Velocardiofacial syndrome, Williams syndrome. In addition studies suggest that there are genes present in the general population which increase the risk of dyscalculia.

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Weekly Roundup: Signs of Dyscalculia & Back to School (For Teachers)

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Signs & Symptoms of Dyscalculia

This article simply runs us through what signs and symptoms we can all look out for in our children or even ourselves. It is a very handy list, which I probably should make into a lovely infographic chart (coming soon).

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Weekly Roundup: Calcularis Learning Games & Dyscalculia Awareness

Tracking progress in Calcularis. Parents, teachers, and students can easily see how far a child has come in developing math skills.

Tracking progress in Calcularis. Parents, teachers, and students can easily see how far a child has come in developing math skills.

Calcularis Learning Games: Helping to Solve Dyscalculia

This week Dybuster’s Calcularis appeared on Wikipedia’s dyscalculia page in the treatments section! If you want to find out why Calcularis has such a success rate, click here or alternatively click here for a free trial.

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