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This page contains three personal perceptions:

Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia – A poetic response from Peter Street

Peter street has created two poems about Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia. The first is called 'The Real Me' (For everyone with Dyscalculia and dyspraxia). The second is called 'Not Being Me' (For all kids with dyscalculia and dyspraxia).‌

Dyscalculia - 'Damn the Three Times Table' by Jess Blackburn

Jess Blackburn is dyscalculic, she is not dyslexic. She has written "Damn the Three Times Tables" in an attempt to illuminate the difficulties faced by dyscalculics, both in school and in everyday life.

Jess writes honestly about her total inability to work with numbers. She wrote this piece to help bring dyscalculia to the attention of others, and, hopefully, to prevent ' the suffering, humiliation and misery that goes with continually having to count on your fingers through school into adulthood.'

Dyscalculia Response to Jess Blackburn's article by Karen Farmer

Karen Farmer is an assessor at the University of Luton, and works regularly with students who have dyslexia/dyspraxia. Karen, herself has dyscalculia. She has written a five page document in response to reading Jess Blackburn’s description of the difficulties faced by dyscalculics.