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When Math Just Doesn’t Add Up: Understanding Dyscalculia

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dyscalculia. “All learning occurs because the brain develops specialized structures for different tasks,” says Glynis Hannell, a family psychologist and author of Dyscalculia: Action Plans for Successful Learning in Mathematics. “Some of us are blessed with brains that quickly develop networks that make math easy, obvious, and interesting.

Students and adults with dyscalculia find math puzzling, frustrating, and difficult to learn. Their brains need more teaching, more targeted learning experiences, and more practice to develop these networks.”At first, we blamed our daughter’s ADHD for her math struggles.

The ADHD brain has little trouble focusing on topics it finds exciting or interesting. On the flip side, the ADHD brain finds it tough to focus on topics it doesn’t like or finds boring.

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