Can Duchenne Muscular dystrophy (DMD) and dyscalculia co-exist?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder that affects the muscles and is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene. While DMD primarily affects the muscles, it can also impact cognitive function, including maths-related abilities such as dyscalculia.

Research has shown that individuals with DMD may experience challenges with  mathematics-related tasks that require working memory, spatial awareness, and problem-solving skills.

Overall, while DMD itself may not directly cause dyscalculia, it can increase the risk of developing maths related learning difficulties due to the impact it can have on cognitive function.

Children with DMD and dyscalculia can be supported.

No child with dyscalculia should ever go unnoticed!


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