Early screening for Dyscalculia is very important to ensure the children get adequate support as soon as possible and prevent later possible Math Anxiety.
Dyscalculia Services has a screener/checklist on their website and many people use that. Now they have also launched this Quick Dyscalculia Screener Checklist as an app for Android (iphone will follow later).
This is a great way to get a fast early screening done. As a teacher you can install it on your phone and screen your whole class to get an early read on who is at risk for Dyscalculia.
The other day a parent approached me and said they needed an evaluation for their child because the school/teacher had said the child had low IQ and ADD. At least they didn’t say the child is stupid and doesn’t pay attention but it is clear that the school probably has not evaluated a learning disability.
They should be referred to http://DyscalculiaAware.org to get an awareness course and the parents can go to https://DyscalculiaTesting.com to get a Math and Dyscalculia Screening test done quick and at low cost as a start.
Remarkable today I get the email from the understood organization, talking about the language teachers use and what it could mean for parents.
Great research that shows that when you have children try to order a set of animal pictures after you have read the names of the animals to them, the success of them being able to do this simple task predicts later Math capabilities. Read the article in the link for today as I’m not doing it proper justice with this summary.
Great recommendation about detection of learning disabilities:
Identifying children at risk for LDs should be a critical component of every school-aged pediatric visit and need not be time-consuming. Sample questions to ask families regarding reading can be found at http://bit.ly/2jhzJO2 and http://bit.ly/2AsjSWh.
Have you ever noticed a problem with processing information that could come easily? For some people, such as criminology major Gerardo Lopez, certain subjects such as math, are hard for him to process..
Although Lopez may not suffer from a learning disability, there are students on campus who need resources in order to keep up with their courses.
Here are five indicators of a learning disability according to Dr. Virginia Kennedy of the Special Education Department at CSUN:
Distinguishing a specific learning disability from ADHD can be challenging and intimidating for parents. Overlapping symptoms make it hard to determine where ADHD ends and the learning disability begins. Knowing what to look for can make all the difference in figuring out whether your child has ADHD and dyscalculia.
The understood organization has great simulations to see how it would be to have dyscalculia but on the page in the link for today, there are a few pages from pbs that also try to give you that feeling.
It is hard to recognize a learning disability in your child. Many parents do not want to see it, many parents eventually see it late.
We all want the best for our children and one of the ways to ensure they get the support they deserve in school is to be on the lookout for signs that may indicate something is going on. If you are not sure, TEST, it can never hurt.
You can do a FREE Dyscalculia Screener HERE (free registration required)
If you think your kid might have a learning disability in math, the first step is to talk to her teacher. Learning disabilities like dyscalculia are diagnosed with a psycho-educational assessment performed by a psychologist. This can be done within the school system (although wait times can be long) or it can be done privately (prices typically range from $1,500 to $2,500).
Today we link to a very good article that outlines step by step how to get your child assessed and helped by the schools. The process is not difficult but there are a few steps and some schools need some more convincing to help than others.
If you can’t get anywhere or do not want to wait for a full test, you can always do the online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test at https://DyscalculiaTesting.com
See in our link for today how kids with dyscalculia suffer in class. Don’t let them suffer, be proactive, get them tested, get them accommodations, find a tutor. Trouble with math should be taken seriously and a quick test will give information that could lead to avoiding a childhood with trouble at school.
A post from someone describing symptoms and who is wondering if this is dyscalculia or a phobia for arithmetic. Well our advice would be to go to https://dyscalculiatesting.com and take the math and dyscalculia screening test to get a better insight in what is happening.
The blog post in the link for today makes the point for awareness of Dyscalculia very good.
Teachers, educators, counselors, and parents, check out http://DyscalculiaAware.org for all the information and resources you’ll need. From an awareness course, a resource for parents who teach math and an online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test.
Great story on how to detect struggling students and an analysis of why some students are either not identified or do not get help when they really should. This is so important because the early detection of learning disabilities will give the best options for remediation and also will prevent the child developing anxieties due to problems at school.
If you suspect that there is something going on with your child’s math skills, do the low-cost online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test to get a quick report with an initial overview of what could be the issue. It is available at DyscalculiaTesting.com
Spoiler alert: not much! Read the study that has been done among secondary school math teachers about how much they know about Dyscalculia. The researchers conclude we have some ways to go. Here is where they can start www.DyscalculiaAware.org
Reader’s digest brings us this list of 20 signs. It is important for all of us to understand the signs and act upon them as soon as possible. Easy ways to do a screening are the free dyscalculia screener on our mother ship’s website DyscalculiaServices in the left navigation panel or do a more thorough Math and Dyscalculia Screening at DyscalculiaTesting.com and get a report in your email.
Just launched one of our contributions to bringing awareness of Dyscalculia to all. Mainly educators and parents need to be aware of Dyscalculia and act as soon as they think a child may have a learning disability or specifically Dyscalculia.
Do the awareness training, fully online, five modules and a little test and you can get your certificate from the Dyscalculia Training Center.
Great article in Today’s Parent encouraging parents to find out if their child has dyscalculia. They encourage working through the school system or go private with a hefty price tag…..
Let us add to the options provided the FREE dyscalculia screener by Dr. Schreuder on her website dyscalculiaservices.com (free registration required)
or for a more elaborate report goto DyscalculiaTesting.com where you get a low priced option to do a Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test that will provide you with a multiple pages report with gaps identified.
It is not always easy to ask for help when you have dyscalculia and you have not been diagnosed or understood until now. Read this piece from a forum. Best quote:
‘Ask for help’ seems to be everyone’s favorite phrase, like it’s some kind of magic chant that will suddenly allow me to comprehend numbers and equations. But, it really isn’t easy for me to ask for help. Because of what my dad and other people have told me my whole life, my math confidence is absolutely crushed and I struggle to even answer things in class that I know because I think that I’ll just get it wrong and peole will laugh at me. It’s no help when all of my friend are extremely good at math either.
The Understood organization has a great article about how the IDEA Protects your children. Don’t miss it, read it and make sure you understand your rights under the law to ensure your child gets the best support possible.
Read the story of someone who discovers dyscalculia when reading the book “the spy who could not spell”. Early detection and remediation is worth so much! Many problems can be prevented when we are all aware of the early warning signs.