Olivia Taylor

Dyscalculia

What is dyscalculia? 

The British Dyslexia Foundation says the following: “Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics. It will be unexpected in relation to age, level of education and experience and occurs across all ages and abilities.”

Dyscalculia is often co-morbid (exists with) dyslexia. 

Regardless of the difficulties, there are some advantages to have a brain with dyscalculia.

What are the benefits of a brain with dyscalculia?

People with dyscalculia are often very creative or have great problem solving skills, as they have to find creative ways to cope with their different ways of thinking – this can sometimes overflow into their life.  

People with dyscalculia can sometimes be a very strategic thinkers because they have put stategeries in place all their life. This means that can be very good at things like design or computing. 

People with dyscalculia can sometimes have a love of words, their difficulties with numbers mean that they are able to spend extra space becoming very strong and creative readers and writers. 

How to study with dyscalculia?

A brain with dyscalculia is simply a different way of thinking. There are strengths to use and challenges to adapt to achieve your fullest potential.