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Definition of the noun Acalculia

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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 previewFractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology (2005)

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 previewOxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition (2015)

by Ann Dowker

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

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice by Sandra M Nettina, ISBN 9780781798334 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

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 numbersislarger. Acalculiaisdistinguished from ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Basic Clinical Neuroscience (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acalculia: Acalculia is an acquired impairment in which patients have difficulty performing simple mathematical tasks, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and even simply.

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

by Lyn Weiss MD, Harry Lenaburg MD, Jay 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 previewClinical Neuropsychology (2011)

by MD Kenneth M. Heilman, Edward Valenstein, MD

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

Google previewBlueprints Neurology (2013)

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

Acalculia is an inability to calculate.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders (2001)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

ACALCULIA is a problem in dealing with arithmetical concepts, and AMUSIA sufferers have lost the ability to understand music. AGNOSIA refers to a patient's inability to recognize something despite no sign of sensory dysfunction; in visual ...

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 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 previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

A Acalculia Fisher CM. Abulia. In: Bogousslavsky J, Caplan L (eds.). Stroke syndromes. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995: 182–187. Vijayaraghavan L, Krishnamoorthy ES, Brown RG, Trimble MR. Abulia: a Delphi survey of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

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 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 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 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

Acalculia is denned by Hallahan, Kauffman, and Lloyd 119g51 as "complete inahility to use mathematic symbols and perform mathematical computations" 1p 2671. Hallahan et aL distinguish acalculia from dyscalculia by stating that the term ...

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 ...

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Acalculia Meaning

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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