1st Edition

Understanding Dyscalculia A guide to symptoms, management and treatment

Edited By Daniela Lucangeli Copyright 2021
    166 Pages
    by Routledge

    166 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This accessible book provides evidence-based guidelines on dyscalculia, offering a thorough explanation of the science behind the disorder. It combines this theoretical framework with practical recommendations, offering interventions for managing the condition at home and school and avoiding potential behavioural consequences.

    Written in a straightforward style, this book provides a concise summary of relevant research to empower the reader to take an informed and positive approach to dyscalculia and those who live with it. The internationally based team of contributors examine the different models that explain the construct of dyscalculia, looking at definitions and theories alongside signs, symptoms and diagnosis. Chapters also explore how to communicate diagnosis to peers, possible cultural differences and sensitivities when related to mathematics education and dyscalculia and the importance of maintaining a proactive attitude when working with children with dyscalculia.

    Understanding Dyscalculia is essential reading for parents and practitioners in clinical and educational psychology, education professionals and students and researchers of special educational needs, educational psychology and counselling psychology.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Silvia Benavides-Varela

    3. What Causes the Disorder: Theories and perspectives
    4. Silvia Benavides-Varela

    5. Developmental Dyscalculia: Signs and symptoms
    6. Nicoletta Perini, Francesco Sella, Emma Blakey

    7. Intervention Programs for Students with Dyscalculia: Living with the condition

    Maria Chiara Fastame

    5. Interventions for Children with Developmental Dyscalculia: Parents, teachers and neuropsychologists working together

    Flávia Heloísa Dos Santos

    6. Understanding the Impact of Diagnosis: Emotional wellbeing, peers and teachers

      Cristina Semeraro, Gabrielle Coppola, Alessandro Taurino, Rosalinda Cassibba

    7. Socio-Cultural Differences and Sensitivities in the Mathematics Classroom

      Anna Baccaglini-Frank, Pietro Di Martino

    8. Conclusion

    Silvia Benavides-Varela



    Daniela Lucangeli has a PhD in developmental sciences from Leiden University. She is a tenured professor at the Education, Psychology and Medicine Department at Padua University.