Statistician with Dyscalculia

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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. 

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When numbers are a foreign language

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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.

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Dyscalculia in Nepal

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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

Read all about the research in Nepal: HERE

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The role of science and technology in improving outcomes for the case of dyscalculia

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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.

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Finding your place in society with dyscalculia

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Read the wonderful story from Mark Daly, creating awareness for dyscalculia while outlining how important it is to find your way in society with this learning disability.

Also check out our newest website https://AdultDyscalculia.org

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Dyscalculia in the classroom

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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.

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Visual and hands on

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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.

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ADHD and Dyscalculia

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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.

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Poor numerical literacy leads to believing Covid-19 misinformation

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People with poor numerical literacy are more likely to believe Covid-19 misinformation, according to a survey conducted in five countries.

Researchers at Cambridge University said the findings suggested improving people’s analytical skills could help turn the tide against an epidemic of “fake news” surrounding the health crisis.

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Know the signs

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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.

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Ten frames celebrated

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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.

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for Parents who help their children with math

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To support parents who help their children with math at home, the teachingisproblemsolving.org (TIPS) blog has published a handy guide.

You may also want to explore our video series by Dr Schreuder, called MomsTeachMath that has 35 videos and lots of downloadable tools, templates, and games.

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Apps and Websites for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues

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Do not miss the article from https://edtechreview.in/ with great reviews of the apps and website for kids with learning and attentions issues.

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Dyscalculia and the pin code

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People with Dyscalculia can have a hard time with things that are so common for all the others.

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Adults with dyscalculia

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Good article in ELM magazine in a theme number on Adult education and Numeracy and Finance.

Quote: Dyscalculia can make life challenging in many ways. Adults with dyscalculia often experience maths anxiety and might avoid doing number work at any cost,

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Who was Salamon Henschen?

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According to this presentation he was a Swedisch Neurologist who discovered Dyscalculia for the first time in 1919 as having mathematical difficulties that do not affect intelligence in general.

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Working memory

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See the importance of working memory for math in the article from Cambridge math.

Although it is important for math, just training working memory will in itself not yet lead to better math results.

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When it rains, it pours

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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.

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First report came home

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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.

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Learning disabilities are a connection problem

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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.

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The Dyscalculia War

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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

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Brain Breaks

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Very nice video from Edutopia this morning with the many benefits a brain break gives the children. Also included some tips and options on how to organize Brain Breaks for the children in your class.

Read all about it: HERE

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