A cognitive neuropsychological model of mathematical processing and its application to neurodevelopmental conditions

A cognitive neuropsychological model of mathematical processing and its application to neurodevelopmental conditions

Many skills can be implicated in dyscalculia, including understanding the meaning of numbers, solving maths problems, writing digits, remembering times tables. While there are many standardised maths tests, clinicians report that the most commonly used ones are neither sensitive enough to detect difficulties, nor are they detailed enough to detect of the nature of the problem. Maths skills are complex and their acquisition rely on many subskills. In order to pinpoint which of these subskills are impaired and intact, a complete test battery assessing all underlying skills is required. Over the last year, we have been working on collating such a battery. Many children with neurodevelopmental disorders also have dyscalculia. The test battery will allow us to assess number skills in this population.

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