Got some reactions and comments on my posts about the neuroscience of arithmetic. This drew my attention to dyscalculia. It seems that 4-6% of the World population suffers from dyscalculia. It has been WHO approved and is also mentioned in the DSM. There is also a Dyscalcula forum and they are present on Twitter: @dyscalculic
What is Dyscalculia?
Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability in mathematics. Dyscalculia is a word you use to describe when people have significant problems with numbers – but still have a normal or above normal IQ. It seems that no dyscalculic has problems with math alone, but also struggle with problems being able to learn to tell time, left/right orientation, rules in games and much more. See the list of symptoms. Also, there are more types of dyscalculia, and all types demand specific learning methods aimed at the specific problem.
Want to find out more about dyscalculia visit the dyscalculia forum, What is dyscalculia?