What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.
It’s a “specific learning difficulty”, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected.
What is dyscalculia?
Dyscalculia is usually perceived of as a specific learning difficulty for mathematics, or, more appropriately, arithmetic.
Developmental Dyscalculia (DD) is a specific learning disorder that is characterised by impairments in learning basic arithmetic facts, processing numerical magnitude, and performing accurate and fluent calculations.
These difficulties must be below what is expected for an individual’s chronological age and must not be caused by poor educational or daily activities or by intellectual impairments.