Dyscalculia, and Dyspraxia

Dyscalculia, and dyspraxia are related conditions.

Dyscalculia is rarer than dyslexia but shares many of the same features. The child’s core problem is in handling numbers and mathematical concepts. Common signs of dyspraxia are cluminess, poor posture, awkward gait, and confusion about which hand to use to perform a task. The child may also have difficulty catching a ball, poor body awareness, and find it difficult to hop, skip, or ride a bike. Both conditions are treated in the same way as dyslexia.

Dyspraxia is also treated with occupational therapy and physiotherapy, and the benefits of treatment will have a knock-on effect on problems with specific learning difficulties.

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    alexmorrisroe Says:

    I have dyslexia & dyscalculia, but am know wondering if i have their clumsy sister dysbraxia too! I have always had problems with co-ordination and figuring out which hand should be where when driving (gave up learning in the end)

    Great post x

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    Hi Alex,

    I believe I have dysbraxia too. Very bad co-ordination, can never swim in a straight line, same driving issues as u, and i can never tell the difference between a straight, and a slanted line!

    Except, I never knew I had it until I learnt about it. If only I had known earlier!
    Heh…

  4. […] children also have problems with distinguishing sounds, and with memory. If there is associated dyspraxia, they will have balance problems […]


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