Dyscalculia Center

Supporting individuals and children to build confidence with numbers.

Get FREE Dyscalculia Pre-screener:

Free Dyscalculia Screener to be completed by Teachers / Parents / Tutors and Assessors on behalf of the child.

Time: 5 min

Suitable for:

  • Schools
  • Local Authorities
  • SENCo’s / Additional Learning Needs
  • Parents
  • Tutors
  • Neurodeversity Practitioners
  • SEND / EHCP

Free Dyscalculia Screener Questionnaire to be completed by Individual (Adults).

Time: 5 min

Suitable for:

  • Organisations
  • Adult Individuals
  • Adult Learning Centers
  • Higher Education
  • Career Development
  • Neurodeversity Development
  • Access to Work / DSA

Have you ever said to yourself:

  • “I am scared to change my job, because it involves numbers?”
  • “I know I’m not stupid, but I just can’t do maths!”
  • “I have difficulty with directions, reading analogue clocks, anything involving numbers, even basic maths, it gives me a lot of anxiety”
  • “I have not memorised multiplication tables and I have trouble remembering basic maths rules. It is a huge source of embarrassment for me”
  • “When someone asks me, for example; How long it will take? How much change will you receive? – accurately; Work out the cost of holiday? My mind just goes blank. I freeze or I avoid the question”

Well, you are not alone!

There is a high chance of probability, you might have dyscalculia that is not been diagnosed. Dyscalculia affects 5-10% of the population, but now there is help available.

What do you need to do:

The Education Department have launched an excellent initiative through the Multiply program to help employees build confidence with numbers for life and work.

It is available to anyone aged 19+ without a Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths.

To access this program for the neurodiverse individuals, our recommendation is to follow the below steps. or, alternately search the Multiply program supplier and ask them to assist you with the following steps:

  1. Screen for dyscalculia – in 10 minutes, this will provide you indicators of dyscalculia that you may need additional support during the program.
  2. Test for Number Sense Profile – in 25 minutes, this will identify specific topics in maths that you need to develop. It will inform the program organisation of Functional Skills Level.
  3. Optionally, for sever cases you may want to carry out cognitive capacities assessment to help identify Accommodations and Adjustments or Access to Work support.
  4. Enrol to maths Multiply program from the approved Multiply Skills for Life approved supplier list.

More about the screeners:

1. Dyscalculia Screening Questionnaire:

This is a skilfully designed, 10 minutes questionnaire that aims to gather unique viewpoints, personal encounters, and individual interpretations of difficulties related to maths.

The questions are based on well-researched traits commonly associated with dyscalculia.

Upon completion, this questionnaire generates an all-encompassing easy-to-read report presenting a wealth of valuable dyscalculia indicators while also delivering recommendations that warrant specific areas for further investigation.

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2. Number Sense Profile Test:

Number Sense Profile test is a 25 minutes online maths test designed to provide the first step towards understanding numeracy strengths and areas for improvement.

The outcomes from the test support targeted learning and measures progress and performance for work-ready functional skills.

Your current maths skills will be analysed to provide a visual Number Sense Profile, and using the researched and validated NumberSenseMMR™ framework, where you can see if you are at risk of dyscalculia.

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3. Cognitive Skills Assessment:

Cognitive skills assessment are usually carrier out by Qualified Assessors or Educational Psychologist.

The cognitive tests comprise of a set of assessments aimed at understanding an individual’s cognitive abilities, identifying areas of difficulty, and guiding their interventions with appropriate adjustments and accommodations recommendations. The dyscalculia screener will provide the focus for cognitive tests towards schemes such as Access to Work, Disability Support Allowance (DSA) and Exam Adjustments.

All good intervention providers should have a Special Needs or Additional Needs coordinators or Disability Department, with access to specialist assessors.

Ask the Additional Needs Assessor or the Disability Manager for further assistance, who will be able to assist.

4. Accessing Multiply Program:

There is a comprehensive list of supplier search available from the National Careers Service website. Link…

What is Neurodiversity?

The word neurodiversity refers to the diversity of all people, but it is often used in the context of learning disabilities. It refers to the different ways a person’s brain processes information.

Being neurodiverse does not correlate with low intelligence; many people with neuro differences are highly intelligent.

People who are neurodiverse often think about and see the world differently, making them a huge asset to any team that wants to improve how they do things in work environment and deliver excellent services.

The most common types of neurodiversity are as follows:

  • Dyscalculia (difficulty with numbers)
  • Dyslexia (difficulty with reading, spelling and writing)
  • Autism, or Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Dyspraxia, or Developmental Coordination Disorder (motor coordination – writing)

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a specific learning disorder that affects 5-10% of the population. Individuals with dyscalculia have difficulty with processing numbers. Difficulty in understanding the meaning and magnitude of numbers, knowledge of mathematical vocabulary, relating numbers to mathematical concepts and using them in everyday tasks.

70-80% of people who experience some form of reading difficulty have dyslexia.

If you are an adult who struggles with maths, there is a high chance of probability you might have symptoms of dyscalculia that needs diagnosis.

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What are the typical symptoms of Dyscalculia in Adults?

These are some of the symptoms you may relate to:

  • Trouble doing mental math; gives incorrect change, for instance, or needs a calculator to figure out a tip.
  • Frequently late, occasionally missing important events altogether.
  • Finds it difficult to remember names.
  • Often drive too fast or too slow, or vastly misjudges how long it will take to drive somewhere.
  • Needs to write down a phone number immediately to remember it.
  • Gets lost easily; misplaces objects around the house frequently.
  • Struggle to keep score in games; often loses track of whose turn it is.
  • Slow to tell time on an analog clock.
  • Poor memory for anything number-related, like dates or facts.
  • Struggles to learn dance steps or anything involving motor sequencing.
  • Generally, high anxiety with numbers.

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What is the evidence-base for the screeners?

The evidence-base for the screener, are two folds:

  • Over 10 years research in the field of dyscalculia to help identify the most significant causes of dyscalculia.
  • The use of validated NumberSenseMMR™ framework to help identify symptoms of dyscalculia and maths developmental delays.

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Discover each individual’s unique developmental number sense strengths and challenges.
Dyscalculia screener to help identify dyscalculia symptoms.