A child or adult who presents significant difficulties with basic number processing and calculation, that is to say adding, dividing, subtracting and multiplying may be dyscalculic.
Many learners have difficulty learning mathematics for a variety of reasons. Not all of these learners have dyscalculia. However, there are some basic areas of mathematical activity in everyday life that may indicate dyscalculia tendencies.
Children and adults who present with Dyscalculia symptoms, experience difficulties with acquiring arithmetic skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method, they may do so mechanically and without confidence.
Dyscalculia is a lifelong condition that makes it hard for individuals to perform math-related tasks. It’s not as well known or understood as Dyslexia. But some experts believe it’s just as common.
Benefits of undergoing a Dyscalculia Assessment:
Interventions for Dyscalculia come with many benefits as they help to narrow the gap caused by challenges faced. Through identifying any gaps, interventions will be able to build a solid foundation for further numeracy development.
If Dyscalculia has been confirmed then targeted interventions help children and young people to use their strengths alongside additional strategies.
Evidence-based interventions and strategies can lead to the improvement of numerical skills, including number meaning, perceptual and reasoning skills.