Dyscalculia¬†is the term for the difficulty in understanding, processing and remembering numbers. This then becomes a learning difficulty as it impacts on the person’s ability to achieve in maths and sciences. However, because dyscalculia is not at all related to how intelligent someone is, when taught using methods that are suited to their needs, they are very capable of doing well in all areas of learning that involve the use of numbers.

Dyscalculia is a commonly co-occurring condition for neurodivergent people, though having dyscalculia doesn’t necessarily indicate autism.