August 2, 2005, 01:56 PM
What is Dyscalculia?
Dyscalculia is a disorder related to many of the disorders discussed here on the Tourette Syndrome Forum.
Dyscalculia is a term meaning "specific learning disability in mathematics." People who suffer with a poor memory for all things mathematical have many other symptoms and characteristics. Taken as a whole, these coexisting conditions comprise what this author terms "the dyscalculia syndrome."
An organization specializing in dyscalculia is:
Dyscalculia.org which can be accessed by clicking here
Included are a description of the disorder, support and treatment options.
Also discussed are Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
What experience have you had in dealing with any of these disorders?
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September 12, 2005, 02:56 AM
What is Dyscalculia?
Great. More TS+ disorders to add to the list. Has anyone suggested that folks with TS+ get any other disease just as often as non-Touretters? My feelings about having all these disorders piling up is outlined here in paragraph 4:
I work with special education professionals, and dyslexia is just like arthritis - it is so large a concept as to be useless by itself. Dyscalculia sounds like math LD due to neurological impairment, and TS+ is only one of dozens of ways this can happen. Bipolar disorder (according to a friend of mine who had it) has similar academic problems to ADHD.
Once again, let's separate (with a crowbar) the diagnosis & cause from the treatment of these problems. A good LD teacher can fix ADHD math problems - the tools I used to teach math to ADHD / OCD / LD kids worked because they work for everyone. We just need them more, and more often. <steps down from soapbox>