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Interview: Brian Butterworth explains Dyscalculia

Video with Professor Brian Butterworth who is talking about Dyscalculia. He explained the problems that people with dyscalculia have in daily life like shopping and time. The scientist is presenting the main symptoms and is talking that time is a critical factor in the diagnosis of severe mathematical problems.

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SGA status in premature infants influences the later risk of dyscalculia

Julia Jaekel from the University of Bochum and Prof. Dieter Wolke investigated whether a premature birth increases the risk of developing dyscalculia later. The two scientists examined 922 children with an average age of 8 years for the presence of dyscalculia and put these results in relation to the due date.

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Prevalence study from Germany on dyscalculia

Children with dyscalculia lack the notion of numbers, of quantities and estimates. They fail especially because of the basic arithmetic operations. Depending on the arithmetic operation involved, the values for children with very great difficulties in this area vary between three and six percent. This is proven by LMU (Ludwig-Maximilian-University) scientists working with Professor Gerd Schulte-K├Ârne in a current study. For the investigation, they made appropriate tests with 1633 school children who were in third and fourth grades in and around Munich.

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