Written by Dr. Susan Vinoth Pandian | 

Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Sep 16, 2014

Causes of dyscalculia

Dyscalculia seems to run in families, and is probably genetic in origin, like dyslexia. In fact, dyslexia and dyscalculia seem to coexist in some families. But people with dyscalculia, like people with dyslexia, may also be gifted in many other areas. This is because they have developed talents in areas other than mathematics. It is almost as if their brains rewire themselves to cope with the missing part. It could be that they solve problems a little differently and think outside the square.

Many famous people have had dyscalculia – like the singer Cher from “Sonny and Cher” and the environmentalist, Sir David Attenborough.

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