Presented here is a case study of Dylan (second author), an individual with dyscalculia who decided to major in statistics at University of California, Berkeley and become a statistician. Although she experienced significant issues of access—both in the standard tools used to do mathematics, and in navigating the structures at the university—she developed systems to enable her to compensate. She collaborated in this research enterprise in order to share with researchers, teachers, parents, and students her experiences with dyscalculia and how she was able to succeed in higher level mathematics.
Good story about Adult Dyscalculia in ELM magazine’s theme number:
Dyscalculia is a specific but not yet extensively researched difficulty in understanding numbers. Having faced difficulties with maths for most of their lives, dyscalculic adult learners might have lost motivation in the subject, making it hard to find the right support.
The research in the attached document coming from Nepal shows that the lack of knowledge about Dyscalculia among teachers is wide spread. One reason more to emphasizse the need for Dyscalculia Awareness. We have a training online which does not take too much time but gives a great introduction. Find it HERE
New official report out from the UK. They make the point that dyslexia research in the US got 46 times the amount of money that dyscalculia got to do research. This needs to change.
Some of their conclusiions:
Promote the use of reliable screening tools that focus on the efficiency of numerosity processing tasks in order to ensure the validity of interventions for dyscalculia.
Increase funding for DD research to match that for dyslexia, which has a similar prevalence and impact on education and employment.
Encourage cross-professional collaborative research between teachers, specialists in schools, and parents to establish what types of intervention work for DD.
Train teachers, other education professionals, and parents in what DD is and what it is not, and how to support it, especially using concrete manipulables, a focus on foundational concepts, and the procedural skills using formal representations of arithmetic.
Good story about children with dyscalculia in the classroom and how they need extra attention but also a good piece about the role of the parents and what to do at home to reinforce the learning.
When it comes to dyscalculia in mainstream education, it is about children who have difficulty with arithmetic. There are several ways in which these problems can manifest themselves. It may be that these children come across as very smart and that only when they are graded it is noticeable that the students do not understand the material or it may be that students show it immediately because they do not understand the explanation of the math.
Visual and hands on models are the best to teach something as complicated as division to children with Dyscalculia, as you can see in the example we borrowed from the instagram post from Keri F Richburg.
A writer gets back to writing for a blog and here is the best quote:
I remember sitting at the kitchen table frustrated to tears because I couldn’t figure out what my entire family was calling simple math. Getting yelled at because I’d run through it again and again and over and over, I’d throw out the first answer I’m come to because I didn’t know what else to do. The numbers just did NOT makes sense.
Understood partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics on Take N.O.T.E., an initiative that aims to help parents identify learning and thinking differences in children. It includes a simple, four-part memory device — notice, observe, talk, engage — to help families make sense of their child’s difficulties.
You can not celebrate the ten frames enough. They are very important for the education of our children and certainly the children with dyscalculia benefit from the physical way to work with the ten frames. The TTS group sends us a nice summary of some activities you can do with the ten frames.
god,, the other day was so stressful using my debit card. i literally got the pin number mixed up EVERY time i used my card.. it was so embarrassing. i honestly didn't realize just how bad i switch numbers around sometimes,,, love having dyscalculia 🙂
A study from Pakistan confirmed the comorbidity of the various learning disabilities. Which goes to show that many of the people having to deal with one of them are also usually dealing with one of two more disabilities. See the study in the link for details.
The schoolyear has started and the first report card may have come home by now. You may be coming aware of issues with your child’s learning. The teachers may invite you for a conference. The understood organization has a great explanation of the difference between a parent teacher conference and an IEP meeting, see our link for today.
Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. Instead, poor connectivity between ‘hubs’ within the brain is much more strongly related to children’s difficulties.
Despite the science and despite its serious long-term effects, there is no educational guidance about dyscalculia on the Department for Education website, despite a written parliamentary question in March 2019 about it by Tulip Siddiq MP. The dyscalculia war is still a battle for recognition.
Prof Brian Butterworth Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
Visit us at http://DyscalculiaHeadlines.com A service from Math and https://DyscalculiaServices.com Trouble with Math? https://DyscalculiaTesting.com Online Become a Dyscalculia Tutor. http://DyscalculiaTutor.org
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.