Maths Skills Screening

This level of assessment does not provide a diagnosis of dyslexia or dyscalculia

At present there is not a widely agreed definition of dyscalculia or a definitive process for diagnosis. However, maths difficulties are common and this assessment provides recommendations to address these problems. Many learners with maths difficulties experience high levels of anxiety. Strategies to reduce anxiety often lead to greater success with maths.

What is involved?

Maths skills are tested. Underlying ability is assessed along with skills such as memory and processing speed. Information is also collected about the student’s background and educational history.

How long does it take?

The assessment usually takes about two hours. Breaks can be taken at suitable points.

What is in the report?

The maths skills screening report provides information about learning skills and current attainments. Recommendations are given which may include further investigations, and strategies for learning or to reduce anxiety.

Who can be assessed?

This assessment is suitable for everyone from the age of six years.

How much does it cost?

The fee of £245 includes a post-assessment consultation to discuss the report. For an additional £30 Form 8, Section C for Exam Access Arrangements can be completed.

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