Pre-School symptoms

Does your pre-schooler have number dyslexia (dyscalculia)?

Early signs of Maths Dyslexia (Dyscalculia) in pre-schoolers.

Slower to grasp counting and counting in order…  It’s not 1-3-5-8-10 it’s 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. We have been over and over this. I’m losing the will to live!!! My child is really not understanding this - they are going to be a failure at everything. Where’s the wine??

Slower to grasp counting and counting in order…

It’s not 1-3-5-8-10 it’s 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. We have been over and over this. I’m losing the will to live!!! My child is really not understanding this - they are going to be a failure at everything. Where’s the wine??

 
Has trouble sorting things.  Your child has problems sorting the knives from the forks. The cutlery draw is a shocking mess!

Has trouble sorting things.

Your child has problems sorting the knives from the forks. The cutlery draw is a shocking mess!

Doesn’t connect numbers to groups of things then they could have number dyslexia.  “I asked for a plate of 4 cookies not 2!” They are almost about to start school and they can’t even seem to manage basic counting??!

Doesn’t connect numbers to groups of things then they could have number dyslexia.

“I asked for a plate of 4 cookies not 2!” They are almost about to start school and they can’t even seem to manage basic counting??!

 
Can’t recite emergency procedures such as memorising phone numbers or addresses.  “We live at number 39 not 9. You have lived here your whole life and I tell you this nearly everyday why can’t you remember?” My child is bad at remembering numbers - how can I ever trust them to get it right?

Can’t recite emergency procedures such as memorising phone numbers or addresses.

“We live at number 39 not 9. You have lived here your whole life and I tell you this nearly everyday why can’t you remember?” My child is bad at remembering numbers - how can I ever trust them to get it right?

Is always asking “How much longer?”  They have trouble gauging time and how much time has passed. Seriously if they ask one more time I might just have to throw my clock out the window!

Is always asking “How much longer?”

They have trouble gauging time and how much time has passed. Seriously if they ask one more time I might just have to throw my clock out the window!

 

If this is making sense to you and you’ve been banging your head against a brick wall too than you will want to read on.

If you are still an unsure parent, instinct is often the best way to know if your child has Number Dyslexia. They will basically avoid maths at all costs, cry, tantrum or go extremely quiet when numbers or maths are involved.

Early intervention is key to helping your child avoid greater problems when life at school begins. Try www.tablefables.net for helping them learn basic numbers and number bonds.