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  1. [pathology] The condition of lacking basic mathematical skills.


Acalculia is an acquired impairment in which patients have difficulty performing simple mathematical tasks, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and even simply stating which of two numbers is larger. Acalculia is distinguished from dyscalculia in that acalculia is acquired late in life due to neurological injury such as stroke, while dyscalculia is a specific developmental disorder first observed during the acquisition of mathematical knowledge. The name comes from the Greek "a" meaning "not" and Latin "calculare", which means "to count".

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Google previewThe Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination (2013)

by Taylor

is called acalculia and results from dysfunction in the In testing for inability to do simple...

Dyscalculia or the more severe acalculia is a dysfunction of the Place a check in the box which best matches the ...

Google previewClinical Neuropsychology (2011)

by MD Kenneth M. Heilman, Edward Valenstein, MD

Acalculia refers to an acquired neuropsychological condition in which 169 8.

Google previewFractured Minds (2005)

A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology by Jenni A. Ogden

Acalculia is a deficit in calculating (Denburg and Tranel 2003). Calculation is another example of a very complex function that can be disturbed by lesions in many areas, including right parietal lesions that result in a difficulty with manipulating ...

Google previewPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Q&A Review (2013)

by Lyn D. Weiss, MD, Harry J. Lenaburg, MD, Jay M. Weiss, MD

Acalculia is an inability to perform mathematical tasks. B) The right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body, and the left brain hemisphere controls the right side of the body. C) A subarachnoid hemorrhage is usually caused by ...

Google previewHume and the Enlightenment (2015)

by Craig Taylor

Acalculia is a family of disorders in which someone's arithmetical judgement or reasoning is extremely poor or totally lacking due to brain damage. Dyscalculia is the inherited version of the same thing.

Google previewBlueprints Neurology (2013)

by Frank W. Drislane, Juan Acosta, Louis Caplan, Bernard Chang, Andrew Tarulli

Acalculia is an inability to calculate.

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition (2015)

by Roi Cohen Kadosh, Ann Dowker

Conclusions Acalculia is a heterogeneous disorder following cerebral damage. In 828 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Acalculia may occur in association with alexia, agraphia, finger agnosia, right-left disorientation and difficulty spelling words as one part of the Gerstmann syndrome associated with lesions of the dominant parietal lobe. Secondary acalculia is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education and Human Development (2015)

by Stephen J. Farenga, Immanuel Ness

Spatial acalculia refers to one«s inability to reason mathematically as a result of arbitrary placement of mental or written...

Spatial acalculia is often caused by damage occurring in the posterior section of the right hemisphere of the brain.

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology (1999)

by David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador

Acalculia. Acquired disturbance of computational ability commonly associated with both alexia and agraphia for numbers. Both oral and written calculation are commonly impaired. Acalculia subtypes include primary acalculia (anarithmetria) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

acalculia Generalized difficulty in dealing with mathematical concepts. Brain lesions are often associated with difficulty in solving arithmetic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

ACALCULIA. The ability to complete calculations often is impaired in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other focal brain damage (Ardila & Rosselli, 1994) and represents a loss in function rather than a failure to develop.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acalculia. n. an acquired inability to make simple mathematical ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

strictest sense acalculia refers to an inability to calculate or use numbers, whereas dyscalculia implies impairment without complete abolition of the ability). Acalculia may result from brain injury or disease (for instance, STROKE, head trauma, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

DYSCALCULIA less severe acalculia. DYSCRASIA pertaining to any disease of the blood. DYSENTERY diarrhea q.v. and abdominal cramps. ∼ is caused by 1. Acalculia q.v. 2. May mean partial or 1. An abnormal condition. 2. A general term ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Special Education (2004)

A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

See also Memory Disorders; Metacognition ACALCULIA Acalculia is defined by Hallahan, Kauffman, and Lloyd (1985) as “complete inability to use mathematic symbols and perform mathematical computations” (p.267). Hallahan et al.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities (2006)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

accommodations 3 Primary acalculia is an acquired problem in calculation that cannot be explained by problems in writing numbers (AGRAPHIA), or by spatial disorganization for numbers. Spatial acalculia is the impaired ability to perform ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Brain and Language (2010)

by Harry A. Whitaker

Acalculia The inability to solve simple mathematical problems observed in patients with angular gyrus syndrome results from a combination of deficits. There is an anarithmetia, or basic disorder of computation, that results from damage to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Gerstmann's syndrome includes acalculia, agraphia, difficulty in distinguishing left from right, and finger agnosia. The angular gyrus syndrome is also often associated with impaired visuoconstruction ability. Damage to the inferior parietal lobe ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

agraphic acalculia 20 spell irregular words). See also dysgraphia. [From Greek a- without + graphein to write + -ia indicating a condition or quality] agraphic acalculia See agraphia. agreeableness n. The quality of being pleasant. Also, one of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2012)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton

and acalculia ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neuropsychology (2012)

by Diana M. Goodwin

(acalculia), failure to distinguish right from left, and loss of recognition of various fingers and toes; true agnosia; also present: fluent aphasia and dysnomia (word-finding problems); lesion encompasses the angular gyrus. PARIETAL- LOBE ...

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Video shows what acalculia means. The condition of lacking basic mathematical skills caused by a brain injury, or more specifically an injury to the parietal lobe.

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