Dyscalculia in ADHD & Autism

A brief overview of a learning disability related to mathematics and numbers

Dyscalculia is a learning disability that makes math very challenging, especially when taught in the traditional way.

Children with dyscalculia may struggle with concepts involving numbers, like “larger” or “smaller”.

Dyscalculia is extremely common in Autistics and those with ADHD.

The comorbidity rate is unknown. Dyscalculia, ADHD, or autism can also be present on their own, without other co-occurring conditions.

**Like other learning disabilities, dyscalculia has no impact on a person’s intelligence.

People with dyscalculia can go on to become scientists and mathematicians if given the right strategies to work with their learning needs.

Read more about dyscalculia and other conditions frequently co-occurring with ADHD in my article, ADHD: The Gift That Still Keeps On Giving!

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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