publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

number development and developmental dyscalculia

von Aster, Michael G; Shalev, Ruth S;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2007 Journal: Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, volume 49, pages 868-873 (issn: 0012-1622, eissn: 1469-8749, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
There is a growing consensus that the neuropsychological underpinnings of developmental dyscalculia (DD) are a genetically determined disorder of ‘number sense’, a term denoting the ability to represent and manipulate numerical magnitude nonverbally on an internal number line. However, this spatially-oriented number line develops during elementary school and requires additional cognitive components including working memory and number symbolization (language). Thus, there may be children with familial-genetic DD with deficits limited to number sense and others with DD and comorbidities such as language delay, dyslexia, or attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder....
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free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Acalculia, medicine.symptom, medicine, Spatial ability, Developmental Dyscalculia, Number line, Cognition, Working memory, Psychology, Dyslexia, medicine.disease, Number sense
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