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It is even possible, says Butterworth, to be dyscalculic and very good at math.
If you were smart in all your subjects at school but failed ever to pass an exam in math, you may well be dyscalculic.
Some is neurological, in which magnetic resonance scans of dyscalculic and non-dyscalculic brains are studied to see how their circuitry differs.
Fifteen years spent in private industry designing communication systems software eventually saw Ian concentrate on the development of accessibility and learning aids for blind, partially sighted, dyslexic, and dyscalculic computer users - whilst also working part-time as a math and science tutor.
These statistics refer to those who are 'purely' dyscalculic - i.e. they only have difficulties with maths but have good or even excellent performance in other areas of learning.
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