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What is dyscalculia?

What is dyscalculia?

Published: Nov. 9, 2023

Dyscalculia is a learning disability that impacts a person’s ability to understand math and other number-based information. Dyscalculia can occur as a result of neurodevelopmental differences or after experiencing a traumatic brain injury, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Symptoms of developmental dyscalculia can present differently depending on a person’s age but usually begin to emerge in childhood as soon as children start learning about numbers. Experts don’t know what exactly causes dyscalculia and other developmental learning disabilities, but the conditions appear to run in families.

For more information, see our article Dyscalculia 101.

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