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Those with dyscalculia struggle with unexpected social challenges. Many are often unaware that dyscalculia can impact one’s ability to process auditory information. This may make it difficult for those with dyscalculia to keep pace in a conversation or remember a simple mathematic equation.
These three simple rules can lead the way to better relationships.
- Pass: We all need a Pass sometimes. Maybe you need a quick Timeout Pass in a difficult conversation or the opportunity to Pass on a response or activity. Respect the purpose of the Pass and use it as an effective tool for stress reduction.
- Awareness: Build awareness about your neurodiversity by sharing your biggest challenges with those you know are invested in your success. Even those closest to you need friendly reminders. Remember dyscalculia is invisible.
- Less is More: Ask your family and friends to use fewer words when sharing important and/or difficult information with you. Always keep in mind dyscalculia is a processing disorder and can impact auditory processing as well.
Navigating the traditional school environment with Dyscalculia can be awful. Having the right support in place as soon as possible is essential. If you suspect your child may have dyscalculia there are important steps to take to insure their academic success Our “Know The Way at School” program will guide you through each step of the journey. You can begin the journey now by following the Dream approach below to ensure your wellness along the way.
- Diet: Eat well, food is fuel
- Rest: Offer your mind rest, try to sleep 6-8 hours a day
- Exercise: Move, feel, stretch, enjoy
- Activity Outdoors: The earth is beautiful
- Mindfulness: Focus on your body at the moment and practice gratitude