Guest Speaker: Professor Steve Chinn
This free webinar will cover:
The links between dyslexia and maths learning difficulties.
Current understandings of dyscalculia.
Factors that cause maths learning difficulties, such as working memory.
The characteristic signs of maths learning difficulties, such as perseverant problems with learning times table facts.
Empathetic classroom management.
Some teaching ideas.
The webinar will last approx 1hr, 15mins with the final 15mins being Q&A!
Don’t worry if you can’t make it! Register anyway as we will email you the recording the very next day (UK time).
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