SEN and Dyscalculia

Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) and Dyscalculia can they co-exist?

Developmental language disorder (DLD) affects approximately 1 in 14 children in kindergarten. It is a communication disorder that interferes with learning, understanding, and using language. The language difficulties are not explained by other conditions or the lack of exposure to language.

Individuals with DLD demonstrate poorer performance, specifically in tasks that involve greater verbal demands. DLD can affect a child’s speaking, listening, numeracy, reading, and writing. DLD is a risk factor for learning difficulty since problems with basic language skills affect classroom performance.  Difficulties with language comprehension can make mathematical word problems challenging.

While DLD primarily affects a person’s ability to understand and use language, dyscalculia primarily affects a person’s ability to understand and work with numbers.

Children with dyscalculia may have difficulties meaningfully applying numbers, symbols and maths, which can significantly affect their everyday learning tasks.

Children with DLD and dyscalculia can be supported.

No child with dyscalculia should ever go unnoticed!

Turners syndrome and Dyscalculia can they co-exist?

Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects females and is caused by a missing or partially missing X chromosome. This can result in a variety of physical and developmental differences, including an increased risk of learning difficulties such as dyscalculia.

Research has suggested that girls with Turner syndrome may have difficulty with mathematics-related tasks. Some research tudies have found that children with Turner syndrome tend to have weaker visuospatial abilities, which can make it more challenging to understand spatial relationships and perform mental maths.

Children with Turner syndrome may also experience challenges with working memory, which is an essential cognitive function for performing  calculations. Working memory allows us to hold information in our minds temporarily and manipulate it as needed, such as when we need to perform mental arithmetic.

Overall, while Turner syndrome itself may not directly cause dyscalculia, it can increase the risk of developing maths-related learning difficulties. Early diagnosis and appropriate educational support can help children with Turner syndrome overcome these challenges and succeed academically.

Children with Turners Syndrome and dyscalculia can be supported.

No child with dyscalculia should ever go unnoticed!

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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Can DiGeorge syndrome and dyscalculia co-exist?

DiGeorge syndrome, also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, is a genetic disorder caused by a missing piece of chromosome 22. It can cause a range of physical and developmental differences, including an increased risk of learning difficulties such as dyscalculia.

Research has shown that individuals with DiGeorge syndrome may experience challenges with mathematics related tasks.  Studies have found that individuals with DiGeorge syndrome tend to have weaker visuospatial skills, which can make it more difficult to understand geometric concepts and mental maths.

Individuals with DiGeorge syndrome may also experience challenges with working memory, which is an essential cognitive function for performing maths calculations. Working memory allows us to hold information in our minds temporarily and manipulate it as needed, such as when we need to perform mental arithmetic.

DiGeorge syndrome itself may not directly cause dyscalculia, it can increase the risk of developing maths related learning difficulties. Early diagnosis and appropriate educational support can help individuals with DiGeorge syndrome overcome these challenges and succeed.

 

Children with DiGeorge and Dyscalculia can be supported.

No child with dyscalculia should ever go unnoticed!