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What is Dyscalculia?


Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics. It will be unexpected in relation to age, level of education and experience and occurs across all ages and abilities.


Mathematics difficulties are best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, and they have many causal factors. Dyscalculia falls at one end of the spectrum and will be distinguishable from other maths issues due to the severity of difficulties with number sense, including subitising, symbolic and non-symbolic magnitude comparison, and ordering. It can occur singly but often co-occurs with other specific learning difficulties, mathematics anxiety and medical conditions.


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Route to diagnosis 

At school we would carry out informal assessments and then use these to support the children with any gaps in their understanding.   

Like dyslexia we will not fund formal diagnostic assessments and these are not recommended until the age of 7.  If you would like to self fund your childs assessment then you can book an assessment here