Screen all learning disabilities at once in half an hour?

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Doctors from Indian Academy for Pediatrics (IAP) have come up with Tamilnadu Dyslexia Screening Tool (TSDS), aquestionnaire, which they claim could help diagnose three types of learning difficulties – dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia – among children within half-an-hour.

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Memorization vs Automaticity

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We’ve all heard it before; kids don’t know their math facts! While this may be true for some students, what is more important than simply memorizing multiplication facts is building a conceptual understanding of what multiplication means, how to visualize multiplication and eventually, helping students to generate their own algorithms for multiplication BEFORE they encounter any standard algorithms.

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Webinars

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Disability today from the UK gives us a nice replay of a webinar explaining pretty much all aspects of dyscalculia in a nutshell.

Remember you can always look at Dr Schreuder’s free webinars via http://webinars.dyscalculiatrainingcenter.com

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There is money in special education

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Many charter schools do enroll special education students, some even actively seek out special needs students, and they are paid a premium to do so — $26,197.24 for a special-education student versus $8,327.35 for a regular-education student. However, some charters have been known to only enroll students with less severe disabilities and require less services, than students whose disabilities are more severe or are costly to accommodate.

However lately practices surface where special education children are being refused based on their disability apparenlty. Investigations are ongoing

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Don’t you hate that math homework

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The understood organization has some great tips for when you need to help your child with their math homework, some do’s and don’ts.

You can also take a look at Dr Schreuder’s video series at MomsTeachMath.com

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Is dyslexia the source of my math troubles?

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Some of the math difficulties are due to language, but others are due to calculation errors, reversals, sequence, and direction, place value, as well as errors of verbal labeling and working memory which impact regrouping or carrying numbers.

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great news: Coffee and Math performance

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A new study led by the researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology not only highlights the hidden force of scent of coffee and the cognitive boost it may provide on analytical tasks, but also the expectation that students will perform better on those tasks.

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Going through life with dyscalculia

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It is not just kids who are affected by dyscalculia. Read the story on understood.org about how a young adult is confronted with their dyscalculia every day.

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Artificial intelligence helps students with learning disabilities

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Interesting article about the various ways artificial intelligence can help both students and educators who are confronted with learning disabilities.

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It’s all about the teacher

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It is not only that a teacher needs to be knowledge about math to do a good job. There is now also evidence that the way the teacher themselves feel about math has an impact on the children and how well they will do.

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That growth mindset really works.

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See the message from Jo Boaler about a study they did to prove that when teachers work on changing children’s mindset the kids DO make more progress than their control group. This is just another piece of evidence that teachers would do well to work on the mindset for great results.

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Very nice overview of learning disabilities

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From time to time we stumble over a very nice overview about learning disabilities. The page in the link for today is just that. A pretty comprehensive overview of learning disabilities.

Read all about it: HERE

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It is confirmed, dyscalculics have a order processing problem

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A brand new study has confirmed the hypothesis that individuals with dyscalculia have an order processing deficit. The ordering measures included both numerical and non-numerical ordering tasks, and ordering of both familiar and novel sequences was assessed.

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Dyscalculia Awareness

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We don’t want to be nagging about this but the awareness of Dyscalculia is really very low.

To give another example, we link today to the site of the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities.  A very nice site with lots of good advice. However a quick search of the whole site learns us that there are 50 articles about Dyslexia and only two where Dyscalculia has been mentioned, one from 2013 and one from 2015.

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Working with neurodiversity

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Good article about building teams in the workplace. Considerable thought is given to building teams that are diverse in various ways. These days more  and more leaders understand that neuro-diversity is a valuable additional layer of diversity to build teams.

Read all about it: HERE

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Is the growth mindset significant?

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Read how the debate flows about the improvements due to the growth mindset. All agree that improvements are made but although they are statistically significant, are they really important?

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Math games for the vacation time

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You probably all have heard about the “summer slide”. It is the phenomenon whereby children who have worked so hard to acquire some math skills over the summer vacation tend to slide back in their knowledge and lose some of their newly acquired insights.

The good people at the understood website have put together a little list of responsible math games to play with them to keep them in good shape and have some fun too.

Read all about it: HERE

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