Dyscalculia: The Key Facts

Did you know that….

Around 5% of people in the UK have dyscalculia

People with dyscalculia often have other learning difficulties

A common term for dyscalculia is ‘number blindness’

Dyscalculia is not linked to low intellect

What it’s like to have dyscalculia at work

‘My job involves working with customers, which I love, but occasionally I have to create invoices and I would often make mistakes. Now, I use templates that make the process a lot simpler, and I have a speaking calculator so I don’t have to worry about mixing up symbols like I used to.’

Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that affects your ability to acquire and use mathematical skills. For some people, it affects how they see numbers. For others, it might make symbols difficult to read, or they may have trouble understanding finances and using numbers in everyday life.

Some people are born with dyscalculia, others acquire it after a stroke, or head injury, or as a result of another neurological condition. When it is acquired, it is known as ‘acalculia’. 

People with dyscalculia often have other strengths, such as:

  • Creativity

  • Strong strategic thinking

  • A love of words

  • Intuitive thinking

How can I find out if I have Dyscalculia?

At Lexxic, we have a range of diagnostic tools to help assess your needs, or the needs of your employees. If you would like to find out more about what we do, get in touch.

How Lexxic can help

Our team of highly qualified psychologists provide support and advice for adults in the workplace. We work with you from the point of diagnosis, through to identifying what you need to get the best long-term outcomes.

We can help you to better understand your strengths and weaknesses, know your learning style, and give you training for specific skills.

Get in touch if you would like to chat with one of our team, or find out more about the services we can provide.