Dyscalculia Symptoms (Children)

The signs and symptoms of dyscalculia differ from person to person but often include trouble with mathematics. Each individual with the condition will have a unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. The symptoms of dyscalculia in older children and adults can include:

– Difficulties understanding some maths concepts such as fractions and percentages
– Difficulty counting backwards
– Slow to perform calculations
– Poor mental arithmetic skills
– Poor sense of numbers & estimation
– Difficulty in understanding place value
– Addition is often the default operation
– Mathematics anxiety
– Difficulties using and understanding mathematical language
– Difficulties with automatic retrieval of information such as times tables
– Difficulties with sequencing and pattern spotting
– Difficulties with short term, working and long term memory
– Difficulties remembering how to do a calculation or follow a procedure