View Full Version : Can you have Dyscalculia and Dyslexia?

04-22-08, 10:46 PM
Just curious because I was diagnosed with ADD, then Dyslexia and even later said I have a huge learning problem with math.

04-23-08, 12:00 AM
You can be seriously mentally handicapped and have adhd.

04-23-08, 12:31 AM
For sure! Sometimes a person can have multiple learning differences, it doesn't mean that you're less intelligent just that your primary learning vehicle is in a very specific area.

05-11-08, 06:21 AM

Brains are as unique as faces.

Not one is identical to another (in structure AND function).

05-11-08, 06:25 AM
IIRC, true dyscalculia involves problems with things like the task of counting coins, but some people with it can seem to do paper calculations, etc.

e.g. Not all math problems are 'dyscalculia'.

For example, I have one friend who can pass statistics and university math, but cannot count change at the cash register. I can't pass those courses, but can make change in my Head, and count change effortlessly, but can't pass higher math courses.

Things like ADD can 'act like' a math LD, or can affect math learning/performance, but are not 'dyscalculia', per se.

ADD impairments in executive function, working memory, processing, and sequential organization [etc], can mess up math abilities AS MUCH AS if one had dyscalculia or an LD.