Do You Have Dyscalculia And How Do You Get A Diagnosis?

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Recently someone got in touch with us through the blog about how to get a diagnosis of dyscalculia, more specifically for adults. The person who contacted us as with many others has lived their life believing that their difficulties with maths was all their fault, this is largely due to the dyscalculia only being recognised fairly recently and so a lot of people went undiagnosed. Finding out that it is a real learning difficulty is a great relief for them, its also not just a relief but a chance to find a way to challenge dyscalculia because once you know you have it you can treat it.

If you think you may have dyscalculia I would recommend going to get a full assessment with an Educational Psychologist through the British Dyslexia Association, although they are mainly focused on dyslexia they also test for many other disabilities including dyscalculia.

Unfortunately the assessments of dyscalculia and dyslexia are expensive as the NHS does not treat it as a medical issue, its normally priced around £450, you can try a quick online test before you go ahead and book it. 

I hope this helped and please keep an eye on our blog; we constantly try to stay up to date so if you think we should cover something leave a comment!

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