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Dyscalculia

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Dyscalculia

Sun 12 Feb 2017 5:48pm

I have a diagnosis of autism, but have not been assessed for dyscalculia, although I know I have it because I've always struggled with numbers and have no maths qualifications as a result (it's beyond just having a weakness in this area - I have a severe deficit that was picked up on in primary school, and was assessed, but no official diagnosis was given - dyscalculia was not  formally named until very recently). I was wanting to have a proper assessment done so that I could have a formal diagnosis of dyscalculia because it might offer some protection and recognition of this difficulty. I can't handle bills for example. I know I would have to pay. My question is, how could I get an assessment? I am not in work or training. I am on benefits. Would I get a concession because of this?

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  • SherpaMum's picture

    Have you spoken to your GP? They may be able to refer you for an assessment.

  • Tea's picture

    Not yet but I am thinking of doing so. 

  • SherpaMum's picture

    I think that would be your best way forward and see if you can get a diagnosis through the NHS.

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi, just wondering if you had made any progress with the diagnosis yet?

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