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Dyscalculia = " to : count badly", from its Greek & Latin root words. Deficits in information processing, memory & retrieval in an infant or child who lacks age-appropriate intuitive understanding of numerical concepts cause developmental dyscalculia. Acalculia is acquired & of late onset. It is caused by anything that damages areas of the brain involved in mathematical operations. Acalculia = unable to count. ...Read more
Dyscalculia is an : alternate name for a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, "Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in math" diagnosed in school-age children with average to above-avg. IQ's who have difficulty with math calculation & application. Acalculia is an acquired disorder from a stroke or other brain injury, in which patients have trouble with simple calculations, even with identifying the larger of 2 numbers. ...Read more
Dys- vs a-: In general the prefix dys is used to indicate an impairment in a being able to accomplish a task or process while the prefix a- indicates complete inability to perform the process or complete absence of the item. For example, dyscalculia would refer to a learning disability in some aspect of math while acalculia would refer to complete absence of math skills usually acquired as a result of braininjury ...Read more
Yes: It's said that Einstein was like this. I got quiet far in advanced math but was actually behind my classmates at speed in arithmetic. In my college math department, folks remarked on the fact that you cite fairly often. Math ability and calculating facility seem unconnected. Overcome dyscalculia by more, harder practice rather than considering oneself disabled / handicapped. ...Read more
Learning: Our educational system assumes that all kids have similar abilities to decode letters & numbers & provides learning opportunities that depend heavily on reading & writing.Many with dyslexia can learn trough listening and answer questions verbally to the same proficiency as those with reading or writing skills. Identifying their learning profile & teaching to their strengths permits all to benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
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