The Department of Education defines Dyscalculia as:
"A condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method, they may do so mechanically and without confidence."
(The National Numeracy Strategy: Guidance to Support Pupils with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
The Dyscalculia Screener is a computerised programme designed for 6-14 year old pupils. It consists of a number of subtests designed to identify dyscalculia and poor arithmetic. The programme takes approximately an hour to complete and an individualised report is produced.
Screener Alone £50
Screener and full maths testing £370
Students with dyscalculia need structured, multi sensory maths tuition which focuses not only on the numerical problem but on helping to reduce the immense anxiety often associated with dyscalculia.
Only through structured tuition with lots of over learning and the development of self confidence can the problems begin to be addressed.
Our tutors use a variety of concrete materials to develop the numerosity of the individual. In addition, it is recommended that children reinforce the skills taught at home through the use of a Dyscalculic Specific Numeracy Programme www. dynamaths.co.uk .
Tuition fee: £40 per hour at our centre
£45 for in school tuition
All tuition is conducted by Independant Specialist Tutors