Dyscalculia is specific learning disorder in mathematics. It is a neurological condition that makes it difficult to learn and comprehend mathematics. Dyscalculia can affect important skills such as learning to count, telling the time, remembering times tables, recognising numbers, understanding mathematical operations, reading graphs and charts.
Butterfly Psychology for Kids conduct assessments to diagnose Dyscalculia. The process for an assessment to diagnose Dyscalculia involves the following:
IQ assessment - cognitive assessment of strengths and weaknesses with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition
Educational assessment – functional assessment of mathematical abilities such as fluency and reasoning with selected tests including the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
Background information – evaluation of developmental history, relevant school information, agency involvement and previous intervention
Psychological report – comprehensive written report with recommendations for intervention and support
Parent consultation – meeting with the psychologist to discuss the results of the assessment, professional recommendations and the implications of any diagnosis made
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