What is Dyscalculia?
Dyscalculia is an umbrella term referring to a wide range of learning disabilities involving math. There is no single type of math disability, and difficulties experienced vary between individuals and affect people differently.
Signs of Dyscalculia
- Difficulty learning how to count
- Poor memory for numbers
- Trouble organizing things in a logical way
- Trouble learning mathematical facts (e.g. addition, subtraction)
- Difficulty developing math problem-solving skills
- Poor long term memory for math functions
- Difficulty learning math concepts beyond the basic math facts
Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosing Dyscalculia involves examining how a child understands and uses numbers and mathematical concepts. Our psychologist will administer standardised mathematical paper and pencil tests, intelligence tests and examine samples of the child’s schoolwork to determine if the child has Dyscalculia. We will then refer the child to our specialist education partners so that the child will be taught ways to overcome his or her learning difficulty.
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