Dyscalculia: a little known learning disability

Singh, Pooja Keshavan (2016) Dyscalculia: a little known learning disability. At Right Angles, 5 (3). pp. 42-45. ISSN 2582-1873

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In recent years, Indian schools have become more sensitive to individual learning requirements, and teachers and psychologists have started to look more closely at individual learning trajectories. There have been attempts to explain differences in learning and response to teaching in spite of ‘equal opportunities’. This explains why some schools have, on their panels, psychologists who can help plan instruction for individual needs. A lot has changed in recent years but much more needs to be done. This article dwells on a little known learning disability which affects around 5 percent of primary school children in India, and 3% to 5% of the world school population according to an Australian study. This means 1 to 2 children per class of 40 students.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Singh, Pooja Keshavan
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics difficulty, Mathematics disability, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/3131
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