Dyscalculia Assessments
for children (under 18)

An assessment for dyscalculia will provide not only a diagnosis, but also strategies and tips for work, study and everyday life.

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) which impacts on maths skills. It particularly impacts on ‘number sense’ – the ability to make sense of numbers and grasp basic number facts. People with dyscalculia may experience difficulties with counting, remembering number facts, estimation, problems with telling the time or learning times tables, and ordering and sequencing numbers. There may also be difficulties with working memory and processing speeds.

If you feel your child (under 18) has signs of dyscalculia, an assessment can be carried out by a suitably qualified SpLD Assessor.

I don’t assess adults for dyscalculia, and recommend my mother-in-law Elaine Bowyer if you need an adult dyscalculia assessment.

What will happen in a dyscalculia assessment?

Before the assessment, you will be given a set of questionnaires – a parental questionnaire, a vision questionnaire and then a questionnaire for your child’s school.

Once I have received those, there may be extra information that I need. I may call you to discuss your answers or follow up with an email.

On the day of the assessment, a number of tests will be carried out. There will always be a chance for breaks if needed. The tests cover:

  • Underlying ability
  • Memory
  • Processing Speed
  • Number sense
  • Maths skills
  • Basic literacy skills

In all, an assessment should take between 2-3 hours.

A few days after the assessment day, I will send an email to discuss my findings. Then, around two weeks after, you will receive the full diagnostic report.

If you feel that your child may have dyslexia and dyscalculia, I do offer a joint assessment. This generally takes around 5 hours, so I recommend it takes place over two assessment slots. They must occur within one month of each other.

A client writes...

“From start to finish Jenny was fantastic. She was able to answer any questions I had from the very beginning. During the assessment she was brilliant with my child who was a little nervous and made him feel at ease straight away. She provided a calm and homely environment. Jenny also provided us with the full report very quickly. Thank you very much.

— M, Parkstone

Pricing

Dyscalculia Assessments (under 18) - £415

Joint Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Assessment (under 18) - £550