[LD 6375] Re: Research into Dyscalculia Doesn't Add Up

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Kohring, Aaron M akohring at utk.edu
Wed Jun 1 08:41:06 EDT 2011

I have also read that dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability. Does anyone know of further research on dyscalculia?

And also note- the article does include a link to the original journal article: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/332/6033/1049


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I wonder where the conclusion "common as dyslexia" comes from, because I have often read differently, at least when it comes down to having a fundamental disability in working with quantitative concepts; that's much rarer.

Struggling with getting meaning out of the symbols used for math would almost certainly be at least as common, though.

Susan Jones
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Parkland College
Champaign, IL 61821
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>>> "Kohring, Aaron M" <akohring at utk.edu> 5/31/2011 9:41 AM >>>

A colleague just happened to show me this article on Dyscalculia:


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Subject: [LD 6371] Research into Dyscalculia Doesn't Add Up

Hi all,

Here is a link to an interesting article entitled Research into Dyscalculia Doesn't Add Up :


For more information on Dyscalculia go to the LINCS Special Collection at:


We have not focused much of our discussion on Dyscalculia. It seems to get much less attention than Dyslexia. Why is that????


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