## Diagnosis of a math disability

If your child’s math abilities are substantially below the expected level for their age, intellectual abilities and education (at least two grades behind), they may be diagnosed with a math disability.

If you suspect your child might have a math disability, it is important to share your concerns with your child’s teachers. They will be able to observe your child’s learning, and identify available resources and strategies to help improve your child’s math skills. If the resources and strategies provided by the school do not help improve your child’s learning, your child might benefit from a formal psychoeducational assessment.

A psychoeducational assessment can identify your child’s strengths and learning challenges, and diagnose learning, developmental or attention-related disorders, as well as giftedness. The assessment will get to the root cause of your child’s academic issues, and identify a plan for solving them.