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What should I rule out first if I think my child has dyscalculia?

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If your child has a tough time with math, see his doctor to rule out any vision or hearing problems that might affect his ability to learn.

Then, talk to your child's math teacher to understand where he's having trouble, and talk to other teachers to find out if he's struggling in other areas.

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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