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Editor’s comments

Around 6% of the population are dyscalculic. This means that in every class of 30 pupils, there are likely to be 2 children who will experience difficulties associated with dyscalculia.

The advice in this guide sets a minimum standard of knowledge required to begin to identify and support these children effectively. Dyscalculia trained specialist teachers have an important role in helping schools to set up whole school dyscalculia friendly practices and training, including effective classroom teaching, environment and policies, and effective screening and intervention. Training should include all teachers knowing when to refer the child for further specialist assessment and intervention where appropriate.