Interview with Dr Hans van Luit, Professor of Dyscalculia at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is one of the few countries where dyscalculia has been officially recognized. Since 2012 psychologists follow guidelines from the Dyscalculia Protocol for a diagnosis of dyscalculia, published by Dr van Luit and his team. The protocol contains guidelines and several detailed case studies. Students who receive an official diagnosis receive support in school as well as accommodations for exams. Dr van Luit and his team have also designed an evidence-based math intervention for students at risk for dyscalculia.
Dr Annemie Desoete (Belgium) is an expert in Early Numeracy Skills and Dyscalculia. She is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the Ghent University in Belgium. She has extensive experience in research on early characteristics of learning disabilities, especially dyscalculia and dyslexia