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Dyscalculia is a collection of symptoms recognised by an inability to do the most basic aspects of arithmetical skills and involves difficulties with quantitative and spatial information.

General characteristics of dyscalculia are:

  1. Problems with mastering arithmetic facts by the traditional methods of teaching
  2. Difficulties in dealing with money – both with cash and with handling a bank account
  3. Experiencing problems with the concepts of time and direction, including keeping a diary, telling and keeping track of time and the sequence of past and future events.

  4. Difficulties with spatial orientation including left and right confusions and trouble with reading maps

  5. Problems with learning musical concepts

  6. Problems with following directions in sports that demand sequencing or rules and being able to keep track of scores and players (including board games)
  7. Difficulties with following sequential directions , including remembering specific facts and formulas for completing mathematical calcultations.