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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?

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 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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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently. ...Read more

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Best treatment for alopesia?

Best treatment for alopesia?

Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause. ...Read more