Diagnostics of Dyscalculia

  • Johannes E. H. van LuitEmail author


This chapter aims at describing dyscalculia, based on definitions from the WHO and DSM, and how behavioral experts can examine whether a low-performing student in math has dyscalculia or not. Based on a protocol for dyscalculia, three criteria, which must be met in order to diagnose dyscalculia, will be described. Five steps of conducting process research will be described in terms of the learnability of students. Because prevention is more promising than remediation, early education will be highlighted as an important moment to start helping young children in mastering math prerequisites, so they can start grade 1 without any big delay.


Dyscalculia Protocol Diagnostic criteria Prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Special Needs EducationUniversity UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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