Symptom Tests

[Self-Test] Dyscalculia in Adults

Could your math-related challenges be symptoms of the learning disability dyscalculia? If you’re concerned that you might have dyscalculia, take this free symptom screening test and discuss the results with your doctor.

Dyscalculia Test: Symptoms in Adults

Dyscalculia, often referred to as “math dyslexia,” is a learning disability (LD) that makes math problems confusing and daily interactions with numbers frustrating. Dyscalculia can be the cause of problems with time management, spatial recognition, and motor functions. About 20 percent of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have dyscalculia. If you’re concerned that you might have dyscalculia, answers to the questions in this free symptom test may give you useful information to share with an educational psychologist.

This self-test is not intended to replace the care of an educational professional in diagnosing dyscalculia. It is for personal use only.

Click here for the Dyscalculia Symptom Test for Children

Created from a dyscalculia symptom checklist developed by

Do you misplace objects around the house or get lost in familiar areas?

1 out of 14

Do you run out of time when completing tasks on deadline, or find that much more time has passed than you had originally thought?

2 out of 14

Do you forget math facts that everyone else seems to know, like times tables or common formulas?

3 out of 14

Do you arrive late to events or appointments?

4 out of 14

Do you forget phone numbers or addresses, even just a few moments after they were said to you?

5 out of 14

Do you get anxious when you know math-related tasks are coming up — a meeting where you’ll have to discuss your company’s latest quarterly figures, for example?

6 out of 14

Do you find it hard to stick to a budget or keep track of your finances?

7 out of 14

Do you have trouble estimating how long it will take you to get somewhere, even if you’ve made the trip before?

8 out of 14

Do you have trouble telling time on an analog clock?

9 out of 14

Do you have difficulty reading graphs or charts?

10 out of 14

Do you hear complaints that you drive too fast or too slowly — even though you feel like you drive at a normal speed?

11 out of 14

Do you find it difficult to do mental math and find yourself giving incorrect change or calculating a wildly inaccurate tip?

12 out of 14

Do you skip numbers or read a few of them backward when reading a long list?

13 out of 14

Do you have trouble learning athletic movements, dance steps, or anything that requires you to move your body in a certain sequence?

14 out of 14

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Dyscalculia in Adults: Next Steps

1. Take This Symptom Test: Dysgraphia Symptoms in Adults
2. Take This Symptom Test: Dyslexia Symptoms in Adults
3. Understand What Does Dyscalculia Look Like In Adults
4. Learn More About Dyscalculia and Math-Related Learning Disabilities
5. Download It’s Not ADHD: 3 Most Common Diagnosis Mistakes

Updated on January 31, 2020