New evidence summary: Dyscalculia

Our latest evidence summary reviews the evidence on tools and strategies to support children and young people with dyscalculia.

Key findings:

  • Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty affecting the ability to learn arithmetic.
  • There is not yet agreement on the cause of dyscalculia, or how to diagnose it.
  • Evidence suggests that individualised teaching programmes focusing on each child's abilities are likely to be the best way to improve mathematical ability.
  • Use of multi-sensory teaching methods, building a child's confidence, high teacher expectation, and parental support may also be helpful.

 

You can read our evidence summary here: Dyscalculia

Parent carers from our Family Faculty and clinical experts in the field contributed to this summary. 

 

 

 

 

 

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