Are you concerned your child’s trouble with math could be caused by dyscalculia? It can be hard to know how to find out. Here are steps you can take to see if your child has dyscalculia—and where to go from there.
Learn the signs of dyscalculia.
Pay close attention to your child’s behavior.
Discuss what’s been happening at school.
Ask your child’s teacher if she has noticed any signs of math issues in the classroom. Find out if the teacher is already using any informal supports to help your child.
Talk to your child’s doctor.
Discuss your concerns with your child’s pediatrician. You may want to set up an appointment to speak without your child present. Bring your observations and a list of any additional concerns.
Look into getting an evaluation for supports at school.
Consult with a specialist.
Talk about supports and services with the school.
Look into dyscalculia treatments and therapies.
Explore more ways to help your child.