What is Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a learning disability and often called “dyslexia with numbers.” It is common for people with dyscalculia to find difficulty with mathematics, generating calculations, and processing numbers. People with dyscalculia are often diagnosed with ADD/ ADHD. Research has shown that approximately 3-6% of the world’s population has dyscalculia. It is important to remember that there are distinguishing characteristics that should be noted in order to not confuse dyscalculia with dyslexia.

Dr. Daniel Ansari from the Numerical Cognition Laboratory at Western University (London, ON) discusses developmental dyscalculia.

Strengths of Dyscalculia

  • Since people with dyscalculia tend to find difficulties with numbers, they are instead known for being creative whether it is artistically or linguistically.
  • Research has noted that people with dyscalculia are strategic thinkers who value problem solving as well as practicality. They tend to be intuitive thinkers.

This section of the Incluzy site is dedicated to helping with Dyscalculia transition back into the workforce. We hope you enjoy this section and share it with your friends and family.