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[mass noun] Severe difficulty in making arithmetical calculations, as a result of brain disorder.
- ‘An estimated five per cent of children suffer from dyscalculia - a problem just as serious as dyslexia but still hardly recognised, said Prof Brian Butterworth.’
- ‘Assuming that the word is used in the same way as ‘dyslexia’, I'd deduce that if a person suffers from dyscalculia they could be described as being dyscalculic.’
- ‘Children who have dyscalculia are rarely identified in mainstream schools.’
- ‘I really truly believe that I have dyscalculia, which is a learning disability like dyslexia, only with math instead of language.’
- ‘Irlen Syndrome can be found in combination with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysphasia, or hyperactivity.’
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