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What is Dyscalculia?

The British Dyslexia Association describe dyscalculia as, ‘a specific learning disorder that is characterised by impairments in learning basic arithmetic facts, processing numerical magnitude and performing fluent calculations.’ Unfortunately it is often seen as the poor relation to other special educational needs.

“I’m bad at Maths. I just don’t get it.” Many people have found themselves thinking these things, and it has perhaps contributed to a sense of mathematics anxiety. Our aim is to allow young people to identify factors which are creating problems for them, and get a better understanding of their dyscalculia and how to master it.

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Dyscalculia Assessment

Our dyscalculia assessment allows us to give individuals a clearer picture of their strengths and challenges. It is not a test but a method of identifying the individual’s learning style, in order that they can be supported. They will be assessed across a range of tasks and given the opportunity to detail anything that they feel they struggle with.

The assessment usually takes two to three hours, although can vary depending on circumstances, and takes place virtually. After the assessment, a full written report will be provided and we will provide you the opportunity to discuss it in further detail. We feel that it is vital that the individual who has been assessed understands what the report means for them.

The total cost of the assessment is £500.

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The vast majority of young people who end up having a dyscalculia assessment do so because it has been suggested to them by a teacher, or somebody they know who is familiar with the signs of dyscalculia. However, many people don’t actually know what to look out for because they don’t know what the condition entails, meaning that it can often be missed.

Our checklist is a tool to help people understand whether there is a likelihood that dyscalculia is present, and whether they should seek further help. The checklist cannot give a definitive answer because it is not a diagnostic assessment.

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