The needs and significance to design and develop a Dyscalculia checklist

Keperluan dan kepentingan untuk mereka bentuk dan membangunkan senarai semak Dyscalculia

  • Yoong Soo May Department of Special Education, Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak
  • Noor Aini Ahmad Department of Special Education, Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak
Keywords: dyscalculia, checklist, special education, learning disability, mathematics

Abstract

Dyscalculia occupies four to six percent among the population of our pupils. It is as common as dyslexia but it is a learning disability in mathematics instead of reading. However,the dyscalculic pupils are hardly detected and identified due to the lack of awareness and checklist for adults in order to detect them. The purpose of this study is to discuss about the needs and significanceto design and develop a checklist for dyscalculia for dyscalculic pupils. The results show that the needs to develop a dyscalculia checklist are prevalence of dyscalculic pupils, lack of awareness among teachers and parents, and the need of standardized dyscalculia checklist to be officially applied in our country’s education system. If a dyscalculia checklist is being developed, it will bring significance to Ministry of Education, teachers and parents, dyscalculic pupils, and researchers. As a conclusion, the needs to design and develop a checklist for dyscalculia has been identified based on literature reviews. The implication of this paper is that a dyscalculia checklist will be developed by the researchers in order to detect the dyscalculic pupils among the population.

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Published
2020-11-10
How to Cite
May, Y. S., & Ahmad, N. A. (2020). The needs and significance to design and develop a Dyscalculia checklist. Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Dan Matematik Malaysia, 10(2), 8-14. https://doi.org/10.37134/jpsmm.vol10.2.2.2020