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Josep Serra Son

cat October 8th, 2013 by Virtual Keeper

Mathematical language: Difficulty to express mathematical processes, to interpret the statements of the problems or misunderstanding of concepts such as position, relationships and size. Visio-spatial skills: Confusion in the arithmetic signs (the + x), numerical investments (31 by 13), faults in the Seriation of numbers (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, (9), place the numbers in awkward positions when performing incorrect writing of numbers or operations. The teachers are those who can more easily detect a problem with dyscalculia, in general, as explains Josep Serra Son children who seem to be attentive to the explanations, but when they start to get complicated can not follow it; other characteristics of the children discalculicos is that they are not able to explain which procedure have been used to find the solution to a problem and tend to give automatic responses, specifies.This learning disorder can drag an important educational delay and can even affect daily life. Adult cases can occur with dyscalculia who cannot even some shopping because they are not able to calculate if they have given you good or not change, or do not know the prices of things to quantify. On the other hand, in children this difficulty can cause problems of attitude; they tend to be on the defensive because they are very depressed by the performance of the rest of the teammates, what creates a frustration and anxiety in the child who can lead you to the lack of motivation or lack of interest, as explained by the psychologist.The good news is that this dysfunction has a solution. To correct it you have to re-educate the child, as points out Serra, a child with dyscalculia does not mean that you cannot learn, but that you need to walk a path longer than others.

Re-education helps ripen more quickly affected areas, achieving the level of mathematical processing is finished adjusting to the age. This way is not to insist on the same thing that has been done in class again and again, but to teach the child to learn to manipulate the numbers from different perspectives, fleeing from memoristicos procedures, in short, a more practical teaching of number sense. For example, rather than teaching a child that 3 4 are 12, must be to be aware of which 12 can be represented also as 12 + 0 or 8 + 4. Is advisable to re-education is carry out at least during one academic year, dedicating two to four hours a week and putting in the hands of a specialist, either a psychologist or a psychologist. Dyscalculia of development is so called research, subsidized by the Ministry of education and science that is carrying out the team of Neuropsychology at the University of Barcelona.

A study that will determine the brain bases of this alteration and to improve the diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines. To develop, the research team is collecting a sample of children with dyscalculia, aged between 8 and 14 years, which is a comprehensive neuropsychological exploration. Parents who believe that their children of these ages may suffer from dyscalculia and are interested in the study can contact the Department of Psychiatry and clinical psychobiology at the University of Barcelona on the phone or by e-mail). By Moreover, from the website of this Department can download the version in Spanish of a useful software called the numbers race, designed for the re-education of dyscalculia in children between four and eight years. Compiled by. Javier Mejia T. original author and source of the article

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