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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Dyscalculia

Is dyscalculia ‘dyslexia with numbers’?

The word dyslexia comes from Greek roots and means, dys- ‘difficult’ and lexis- ‘word’ so it very literally means a difficulty with words.

The word dyscalculia comes from the Greek and Latin and means dys-‘difficulty’ and calcuia- to count (from the Latin calculare) so it literally means a difficulty with numbers/counting, but dyscalculia is much more than that.

So, although, the two words are related by the prefix ‘dys’ they are two separate specific learning differences.

Yes, they adults can be assessed for dyscalculia. For more information look At our Adults with Dyscalculia

No, the NHS does not cover diagnosis of specific learning difficulties such as dyscalculia and dyslexia.
A full diagnosis costs between £450 – £900 (four hundred and fifty to nine hundred) depending on the location, level of qualification and experience of the assessor. More information on assessment can be found here –

We have a postcode finder to find a qualified dyscalculia assessor. Visit our Assessor Finder.

We have a postcode finder to find a qualified dyscalculia tutor. Visit our Tutor finder.

Yes, we hold monthly free Q&A sessions that anyone can join. Keep an eye out on our social media for the details. You can also contact us via our Contact Us and through our social media channels on Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (X), Youtube

Please go to our Educator section for more information

Please go to our Parent section for more information

Please go to our Adult section for more information

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