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Does dyscalculia only affect children in the classroom?

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Any number-based or math-based activity -- even outside school -- can frustrate kids with dyscalculia. For example, a child with this learning disability may get upset with games that require constant counting or score keeping.

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute: "How to Help Kids with Dyscalculia," "How to Spot Dyscalculia."

Educational Psychologist: "Dyscalculia Assessment and Diagnosis."

Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Dyscalculia."

National Institutes of Health: "Children with ADHD Symptoms Have a Higher Risk for Reading, Spelling and Math Difficulties in the GINIplus and LISAplus Cohort Studies."

News release, University College of London, May 2011.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on October 3, 2017

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute: "How to Help Kids with Dyscalculia," "How to Spot Dyscalculia."

Educational Psychologist: "Dyscalculia Assessment and Diagnosis."

Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Dyscalculia."

National Institutes of Health: "Children with ADHD Symptoms Have a Higher Risk for Reading, Spelling and Math Difficulties in the GINIplus and LISAplus Cohort Studies."

News release, University College of London, May 2011.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on October 3, 2017

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