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More than half of children who have dyslexia also have dyscalculia (a comparable difficulty with numbers). Not all children who have dyscalculia also have dyslexia. Dyscalculia is an inability to conceptualise numbers as abstract concepts of comparative quantities, in other words a deficit in ‘number sense’. The ways to tackle dyscalculia difficulties are similar to those for dyslexia and so have been included here.
Dyslexia and dyscalculia create the following challenges for a child:
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