Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

Specific Difficulties in Learning Maths can be independent of, or in conjunction with Dyscalculia. Research suggests that around 60% of people with a specific learning disorder will also be affected by one or more additional disorder, which can make identification of the root causes of Maths difficulties difficult to pin point. The following symptoms may have some overlap with Dyscalculia but attempt to highlight the possible mathematical difficulties due to the uniqueness of this condition.

Dyspraxia is a specific learning difficulty that affects the brain's ability to plan sequences of movement. Like those with ADHD, Dyspraxic students can be easily overloaded or distracted, and may find it difficult to shut out noise or concentrate in groups.

Symptoms may include:

  • Problems with coordination when counting or using equipment
  • Problems with writing down and organising maths in books
  • Misreading questions
  • Trouble keeping place reading/reading from tables and errors copying
  • Poor short-term memory
  • Difficulty executing a method or planning