"Don't 'Dys-' Me" – A quick guide to Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia…What Are They? | Education Elephant

For most of us, we take the standard progression of our reading, writing and mathematical skills over time for granted. With good teaching, our skills in these areas seem to develop quickly and somewhat naturally. However, for many people, these skills don’t develop quickly or ‘naturally’ (because their pathways in the brain develop in a different way to most of us). As a result these individuals can struggle with learning disabilities throughout their lives. The more common learning disabilities are Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, and Dyscalculia.

It’s common to have heard of Dyslexia and you may like to learn more about this learning disability that can affect 1 in 10 students from a prior article we published here. Most of us know someone or have encountered people with the difficulty before. We know that Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects the way that some people process language, making it harder for them to read and write.

But what about the other ‘dys-’ words? What do they mean and how do we know if someone has them? Click on the links below to find out more:

 

What Is Dysgraphia?

What is Dyspraxia?

What is Dyscalculia?