Developmental Dyscalculia Behavioral and Attentional Aspects: A Research Note

R. S. Shalev, J. Auerbach, V. Gross‐Tsur

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Abstract

Abstract Behavioral characteristics of 140 children with developmental dyscalculia (DC) were evaluated using the Child Behavior Checklist. DC children demonstrated more behavior problems than normal children but significantly fewer problems than children psychiatrically referred. DC children had significantly more attentional problems although they had normal levels of anxiety/depression. Significantly higher scores on all syndrome scales were found for DC children who had attentional problems in the clinical range. When associated with dyslexia and a low verbal IQ, DC children had more attentional problems and externalizing syndromes. The implications of the behavioral characteristics of DC are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1261-1268
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995

Keywords

  • Developmental dyscalculia
  • anxiety
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • childhood behaviour checklist (CBCL)
  • emotional disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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