Students with epilepsy are at increased risk for academic underachievement, particularly in the basic skills of reading, language, and arithmetic. Many of them are found to be significantly behind their peers in academic achievement levels, ranging from 16 percent below grade in reading to 50 percent in general knowledge.
I am epileptic myself and my math skills left when I was diagnosed with it.
I know it isn't directly about dyscalculia but it is connected. I thought others would find this interesting. I think this falls under the Dyscalcuia that is acquired due to another influence. Am I wrong in this connection?
My older brother has epilepsy - all kinds of epilepsy. As a kid he had seizures without anyone noticing, but we discovered when he was 14 (I was 6) where he had a major seizure. Since then he has been in and out of the hospital, he's been living in hospitals for at least 2 years of of his life.
Anyways. He's dyslexic. He had a hard time in school, because the teachers didn't understand why he couldn't do his homework etc. (it's hard to remember to do your homework when you never heard about it because you had a seizure while the teacher was telling you about it). LATER, I had the same teachers, woo...hooo... Let's just say they didn't "get me".
No one else in my family has epilepsy. My father, uncle, brother and (female) cousin are dyslexic - that's half of my family.
Who knows what made you dyscalculic. It could be epilepsy, but who is to say you wouldn't be dyscalculic anyways? Maybe the doctors can help you figure it out, they know where in the brain your kind of epilepsy is, and then they can tell you if it is in the same area as dyscalculia is present. If they have any idea where that is.