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Numeracy assessments

We provide numeracy assessments to provide a profile of an individual’s strengths and difficulties in numeracy. Numeracy assessments provide an understanding of needs in a controlled environment.

Who is suitable for a numeracy assessment?

Numeracy assessments are suitable for individuals who may be finding numeracy-related subjects difficult. Usually a numeracy assessment would take place when a child or young person is having difficulties or delays in any of the following areas:

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What are the benefits of a numeracy assessment?

The benefits of having a numeracy assessment can be seen across multiple areas of a child or young person’s life as it:

Recommendations made following a numeracy assessment will be based on a combination of a child or young person’s strengths and difficulties.

What happens prior to a numeracy assessment?

A numeracy assessment can be carried out following an initial discussion, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a numeracy assessment?

During a numeracy assessment, individuals will be asked to explain what they find challenging, and will complete a number of puzzles and tasks. A numeracy assessment can take place within a home, education setting, community setting or one of our clinics across Greater Manchester. Specific aspects of a numeracy assessment may be discussed during the initial discussion so the individual knows what to expect during the assessment. All numeracy assessments will be appropriate for an individual’s developmental age.

Which numeracy assessments do we use?

The specific assessment(s) used will be chosen based on the child or young person. The main numeracy assessments we use are:

  • Dyscalculia screener - is an online tool to quickly identify individuals who may be at risk of having Dyscalculia
  • The more trouble with maths by Steve Chinn - these resources include assessments, training and guidance in relation to Dyscalculia
  • BAS 3 - British ability scales are used to assess children’s current intellectual functioning and in relation to numeracy can measure; non-verbal reasoning, spatial ability, general conceptual ability, special non-verbal composite
  • WIAT-III - Wechsler Individual Achievement Test when used in relation to numeracy measures; mathematics, maths fluency, total achievement

There are other methods and assessments to identify numeracy needs and these will be discussed before the assessment takes place.

What happens after a numeracy assessment?

Following a numeracy assessment one of our psychologists will provide information in relation to a child or young person’s numeracy strengths and difficulties. Appropriate recommendations may also be made for various areas of an individual’s life, including home and education. As a child-centred, supportive service we provide a variety of follow up services, including interventions.

Does a numeracy assessment come with a report?

In order to provide a flexible and bespoke service, reports are optional. A feedback meeting may take place to share the information found verbally rather than in a written report. We offer a range of reports to suit all needs. Learn more about our reports.

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Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £195.

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