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What is dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia in children is a specific learning difficulty that affects their ability to understand and work with numbers. Children with dyscalculia may have difficulty recognising numbers, understanding basic mathematical concepts, performing arithmetic operations, and solving mathematical problems.

The signs of dyscalculia in children can vary, but some common symptoms include:

  • Difficulty recognising numbers and symbols

  • Struggles with counting, including counting objects and understanding the order of numbers

  • Difficulty with basic arithmetic operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

  • Difficulty with more complex maths concepts, such as fractions, decimals, and percentages

  • Difficulty telling time and understanding the concepts of time and money

  • Difficulty with spatial awareness and geometry

Dyscalculia can be diagnosed by a professional, such as a psychologist or educational specialist, who will assess the child's mathematical abilities and compare them to the expected developmental milestones.

If your child has dyscalculia and needs additional support with their learning, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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