Numerical processing uses symbolic and non-symbolic forms of numbers, numerous cognitive and sensory pathways, working memory, auditory and visual processing. If one or more of these requirements are hindered, maths will become an increasing struggle.
Other SEN which may be present include dyslexia, ADHD and dyspraxia.
Our tutors are provided with guidance and training to help them when providing tuition to students with special educational needs, including those with dyscalculia. In accordance with the person-centred Bright Heart Approach, tutors are required to adjust their tutoring to the specific learning needs of each student.
Tutors will provide a lot of practice for new skills or concepts, they will also use written rather than verbal instructions and questions. Work will be broken down into manageable pieces. Tutors will make learning as active and fun as possible, avoiding spending too much time on drilling of arithmetic facts.