What is Dyslexia?
Dyscalculia: problems with basic math skills
With dyscalculia, the problem is not with reading or writing, but with arithmetic. A person with dyscalculia experiences problems in learning and mastering basic arithmetic. Compared to dyslexia, dyscalculia is perhaps an even more complex problem, because it involves multiple brain regions. Dyscalculia can also have an effect on the language level of children and adults.
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Origin still unclear
It is not entirely clear in which stage of development children are confronted with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia. Does this have to do with physical growth, does this already happen during pregnancy or is it even hereditary? Scientists aren’t over it yet. The first signs of dyslexia or dyscalculia therefore only become clear from group 3 of primary school, when children are actively engaged in reading and math for the first time.
Investing in research
The recent growth in the number of children with dyslexia or dyscalculia makes it clear that research is needed. The research is made difficult because dyslexia in individual cases cannot always be recognized during brain research. This also ensures that it is precisely the teachers, internal supervisors and coordinators at the primary school who carry out the preliminary research into dyslexia and dyscalculia. When this can be recognized earlier, the possibilities for actively guiding children at school also increase. This prevents early learning delays, which benefit children with dyslexia or dyscalculia.
In order to offer children the desired guidance, both didactic and social-emotional, Opdidakt is closely involved in research into dyslexia and dyscalculia. They are present at school, provide tailor-made guidance, and thus prevent children from having to deal with the negative consequences of dyslexia or dyscalculia. Parents who recognize dyslexia or dyscalculia at an early stage can thus visit an institution in good time that can offer active guidance.
Further growth of children with dyslexia and dyscalculia; further research is required
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