Posted by:10 September, 2012
- Article: Kirk K, Payne B (2012) Dyscalculia: awareness and student support. Nursing Times; 108: 37, 16-18.
- Dyscalculia is a difficulty with the concept of numbers
- The condition has significant implications for pre-registration nurse education
- Students with dyscalculia need to be identified and have their learning needs assessed
- Through reasonable adjustments, a person with dyscalculia can successfully train to become a nurse
- Ongoing mentorship helps dyscalculic nurses cope with learning
- Define dyscalculia and outline how it affects people in their personal life.
- How does dyscalculia affect student nurses’ ability to provide patient care? List the activities that could be a problem in your area of practice.
- What reasonable adjustments should be made to support a student with dyscalculia?
- What responsibilities do potential employers have to ensure nurses with dyscalculia are supported in their area of practice?
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