A child’s parents may be informed if a teacher believes that a child is struggling with numerical tasks, or that their mathematical skills are not developing at the usual rate. Once a discussion has been entered into, a Psychologist or another healthcare provider may be asked to assess the individual for Dyscalculia.
During an assessment for Dyscalculia, a child may be asked to perform a few numerical tests to see what level they are working at. These tests can include simple multiplication, or a child may be asked to discuss how they worked out an answer to a mathematical problem.
If it is suspected that an adult may have Dyscalculia, an individual can be referred for a session with a Psychologist or a Neuropsychologist, following a discussion with their doctor. There is also the option for an online screening test.