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Doctor insights on: Dyscalculia Symptoms In Adults

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What is the difference between dyscalculia and acalculia?

What is the difference between dyscalculia and acalculia?

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

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What is the difference between acalculia and dyscalculia?

What is the difference between acalculia and dyscalculia?

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

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What are the differences between dyscalculia and acalculia?

What are the differences between dyscalculia and acalculia?

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

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Is it true you can be good at math and still have dyscalculia?

Is it true you can be good at math and still have dyscalculia?

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

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Is it possible to have dyscalculia and still be able to do advanced algebra?

Is it possible to have dyscalculia and still be able to do advanced algebra?

Yes: Generally, those with specific learning disorders, also known as academic skills disorders, can learn alternative strategies and techniques to compensate for some deficienies. I say LD (learing disorders) stands for learns differently. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the point of being assessed for dyscalculia (number blindness) or dyslexia?

What is the point of being assessed for dyscalculia (number blindness) or dyslexia?

Diagnosis and treat: The purpose of assessment for learning disabilities is to define the problem and develop a treatment program ...Read more

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Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Here's a start: Try the national institute of neurologic disorders and stroke. Here's the website:

http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/

good luck. ...Read more

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What is a progressive neurological disease that affects adults (in 30's or 40's) where the patient approximately 10-20 years after onset of symptoms?

Please clarify: There is a word or phrase or something missing from your question. "What is a progressive neurological disease that affects adults (in 30's or 40's)" is okay, but the rest makes no sense. You can see that, right? Please repost your question with clearer wording. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

Several: Fatigue, fever, easy bruising, infection are some of the symptoms of acute leukemia. Having any of these symptoms, however, does not mean that someone has leukemia. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of add for adults?

Book Length: You are asking a question that would be a book length answer. We only have four hundred characters here. It is best to give doctor's your specific symptoms and to not prejudge a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for Asperger syndrome for adults?

What are symptoms for Asperger syndrome for adults?

Aspergers: Please see the official website at www. Usautism. Org for the specifics. In essence individuals with this disorder have difficulty understanding the emotion of others. They have above-average intelligence but their social disability hurts their overall function. Please seek help if you or someone you care for is burdened with this disorder. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Describe all symptoms of Asperger syndrome in adults?

Describe all symptoms of Asperger syndrome in adults?

Similar to children: Social awkwardness, subtle communication differences, narrowed pedantic interests. But aspies are awesome people, just different, not deficient. See< http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger. Htm#211353080> & . ...Read more

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Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Not sure about quest: One of the primary diagnostic criteria for asthma are symptoms. Can asthma occur at any age- yes. But without any symptoms why would you think you have asthma? I either case a simple spirometry test and oral history can confirm or rule out asthma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

Back pain, headache: Depending on the location, meningitis almost always causes pain. If it is in the skull--headache. If in the spine--spine pain. Of course neurologic dysfunction occurs often, such as seizure, stroke, paralysis, sensory loss, speech disturbance, coma, death. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more

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I think I'm add. What are the symptoms of add in adults...

I think I'm add. What are the symptoms of add in adults...

Adult ADD: Symptoms may include:poor organizational skills (home, office, desk, or car is extremely messy and cluttered), tendency to procrastinate, trouble starting and finishing projects,
chronic lateness, frequently forgetting appointments, commitments, and deadlines, constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, phone, documents, bills), underestimating the time it will take you to complete tasks ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dehydration in adults?

What are the most common symptoms of dehydration in adults?

Depends.: Dehydration can be associated with weakness, dizzinesss, cramps and passing out and reduced urin output. Also thirst. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms can vary from very little to many. Classical symptoms would be abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating of the abdomen. Possibly weight loss. Some women present with infertility, headaches or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of lead poisoning in adult men?

Can you tell me the symptoms of lead poisoning in adult men?

Vague: The lead line is seldom seen now that oral hygiene is fairly good. Weakness and simply feeling unwell precede the classic wrist-drop and walking problems. If you have any reason to believe you have been exposed, get with your physician now for lab testing. ...Read more

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How common is hsv1 among adult americans? How many see symptoms?

How common is hsv1 among adult americans? How many see symptoms?

HIV: Statistics are meaningless because many people with HIV disease are unaware that they have it and have not been diagnosed. Therefore there is a large uncounted pool out there. Symptoms of acute disease do occur, usually as a mononucleosis-like syndrome, but there may be none until the patient is profoundly immune suppressed. If you want numbers, go to cdc website. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of conjunctivitis the same in both adults and kids?

Are the symptoms of conjunctivitis the same in both adults and kids?

Same: Sx of conjuctivitis are the same: allergic, viral, chlamydial, or autoimmune. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of short-term memory or concentration, depression, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of coordination, and numbness and tingling (often in the limbs), fatigue, problems with sleep, headaches, stupor, slurred speech, and anemia -- but there are often other "non-specific" signs and symptoms. Blood testing is usually required. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonia in adults that doctors will help?

What are the symptoms of pneumonia in adults that doctors will help?

Cough, SOB, fever: The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest pain on inspiration. If its caused by a bacteria doctors will prescribe antibiotics that can usually cure the infection and lead to resolution of all symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectious mononucleosis, the disease remains silent until the immune system has been damaged enough so that opportunistic infections appear. The same thing applies to children and adults. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms and outcome for adult amblyopia?

Please explain what are some symptoms and outcome for adult amblyopia?

Impaired vision: Amblyopia is impaired visual processing in one eye. It's important to understand that the affected eye is normal. It is the brain's processing of information that's abnormal. Poor contrast, spatial acuity, or impaired depth perception are commonly noted. 3d perception can be problematic as well. Outcomes in adults can be good if not severe and aggressive training of affected eye is employed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adults that are affected by child molestation?

What are the symptoms of adults that are affected by child molestation?

Many: Adults who were sexually molested as children can have many responses. They can experience anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, self-injury/suicide attempts, and pain syndromes. Some isolate themselves. They may do fine at work, but have few or no intimate relationships. Substance abuse may be the path of others. With a good therapist, treatment can be lifesaving. ...Read more