Dyscalculia Screener

The Dyscalculia Screener is the first web-based solution for screening for dyscalculia in adults and learners in post-16 education. It is ideal for individuals and generally takes less than an hour to complete. It is effective in both further and higher education, but can also be used to screen adults in the workplace who are struggling with mathematics.
The Dyscalculia Screener has grown out of an urgent need to identify those who may be at risk of dyscalculia (see What is dyscalculia?) It seeks to gauge a person's understanding of basic number concepts and their inter-relationships as well as highlighting the application of such understanding to everyday situations. Consequently, this enables the screener to effectively discriminate dyscalculia from other SpLDs such as dyslexia.

To use the Screener you must first purchase a license from us here at iansyst. This will allow you to complete the screening process and will provide you with your results which you can then download and keep.

The Dyscalculia Screener

The Dyscalculia Screener provides a first step in the process of the identification of dyscalculia for young people and adults.

Extensive research has been conducted to develop a range of exercises which, once completed, will provide an instant result based on an overall percentage.
Audio playback is included to assist the individual throughout.

Offered as an online tool, the screener can be conveniently accessed and conducted to quickly establish if an individual is ‘at risk’. It is not a formal diagnostic assessment.

The result of the screener should also be considered together with the mathematical background of the individual.

The price of an individual screening is £30 incl vat. Discounts are available for multiple screenings, please contact us for a quote.

How Does it Work?

The Dyscalculia Screener is based on a model which is built on two principal objectives: firstly, to establish the learner's understanding of number and, secondly, their understanding of the application of number to other systems. The model outlines six key areas.

Number Conceptual

Number Comparative


Symbolic Abstraction

Spatial Temporal


What is Dyscalculia?

Research suggests that dyscalculia affects a person's ability to acquire basic arithmetical skills. People with dyscalculia struggle to understand basic number concepts, number relationships, recognise symbols and comprehend quantitative and spatial information.

Who does Dyscalculia affect?

It is estimated that between 4% and 6% of the population suffer with dyscalculia. However, this research is based on data from children, and figures relating specifically to the adult population are non-existent. For this reason, and because of limited understanding and recognition of dyscalculia, many people go undiagnosed.

What problems are caused?

Like many SpLDs, dyscalculia has varying levels of severity and can affect different areas of mathematical calculations. These difficulties can have an adverse effect on many day-to-day activities such as dealing with finances, managing a diary and keeping track of time. However, it is important to remember that many people can struggle with maths and numbers, but this does not mean that they have dyscalculia.

Defining Dyscalculia.

‘As measured by a standardised test that is given individually, the person’s mathematical ability is substantially less than would be expected from the person’s age, intelligence and education. This deficiency materially impedes academic achievement or daily living.’  DSM-IV


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Additional Resources

iansyst Ltd - specialists in assistive technology: www.iansyst.co.uk

Tribal - developers of accessible e-learning and m-learning solutions: www.tribalgroup.com/publishing

Assistive technology products: www.dyslexic.com

Educational consultancy: www.learning-works.org.uk

The British Dyslexia Association: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Special Educational Needs - Developing "Number Sense": http://low-numeracy.ning.com

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology - Dyslexia & Dyscalculia: www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn226.pdf

National Center for Learning Disabilities: http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/

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Like dyslexia, it is genetic in origin and is often compromised by limited working memory. It affects approximately 5% of the population and has a 60% co morbidity with dyslexia. Dyscalculia affects a person’s ability to understand, recall or manipulate...

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