Dyscalculia and Alzheimer’s

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Research into problems with mathematics in patients with Alzheimer’s

Dyscalculia is an early sign of AD. It should be included among the reliable clinical hallmarks for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Identification of dyscalculic symptoms in these patients requires composite assessment procedure.

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Prevent the summer (math) slide

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The good people at Commonsense Media have put together a post with five math games that will keep your youngsters from gliding back in math over the summer.

All available from their phone or tablet, go check it out. Thank you Christine Elgersma

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A math free game

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Many of the games these days rely on doing some math and making calculations to concur the universe, or whatever the goal is. Here comes “Skulldred” that is changing all of this with a math free game. It is still in closed beta but you can download a sample. Tell us what you think

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Is it Anxiety or Dyscalculia? Or both?

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“Maths anxiety is often confused with dyscalculia, or maths disability,” says Trupti Talekar, a Mumbai-based clinical psychologist. “Emotional disturbance that negatively affects the child’s maths performance is what constitutes maths anxiety. (On the other hand) dyscalculia is an academic disability: a skill deficit that has a neurological basis. Both can occur separately or together.”

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The Counting Game

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We have not read this book ourselves yet but it comes highly recommended, let us know what you think of it. The book’s main character has dyscalculia and the book follows him on his journey through life.

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Stop worrying about SAT or ACT

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More and more colleges are no longer looking at SAT or ACT results to predict college success. The University of Chicago today joined in that group. Their reasoning is that minorities are intimidated by the SAT and ACT and thus do not have a fair opportunity to apply, another reason should be that it has been clear for a while that SAT and ACT are not good college success predictors.

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July 18 webinar

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Register below for this free expert webinar to learn the common signs of dyscalculia with Daniel Ansari, Ph.D., on Wednesday, July 18, at 1 pm ET.
Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link after 7/18 as well!

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Is it the one, or the other? Actually it is both

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Great research solving the problem of where Dyscalculia stems from. Is it a problem with non symbolic representation or with access to these representations? Well, spoiler alert, it is both.

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Early warning signs for Learning Disabilities even in your baby

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In the link below are some personality markers that will help you to determine if your child may have some form of learning disability. Remember, the earlier the intervention, the better will be your child’s progress in future.

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The approach from Finland

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As part of her doctorate, Lopez-Pedersen is working on a research project where she and colleagues have created and coordinated supplementary measures for first-graders who have problems with mathematics. Lopez-Pedersen says it’s critical to start as early as possible with children who need help with maths skills.

“A number of studies show that children with low maths skills continue to struggle and never catch up. We also know when it’s most effective to help these kids: Students develop their math skills a lot during the early school years, which is something we also see in reading research,” she says.

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Nothing is impossible!

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Read the uplifting and remarkable story of this teenage boy, held back by so many neurological issues, but who defies all odds and doctor’s predictions and succeeds to find success and international acclaim.

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Some universities and their professors are just ignorant

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Read the horrendous story about how professors in this day and age still can ignore learning disabilities and deny simple accommodations to those who need it. Our Dyscalculia Awareness course should be compulsory for all teaching professionals.

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More proof that the wiring is all wrong

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In new research children with dyscalculia showed hyperconnectivity in parietal, frontal, visual, and temporal regions before the training controlling for age and IQ. Hyperconnectivity disappeared after training, whereas math abilities improved.

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learning disabilities and your employer

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Coming out may seem like a strange way to describe the process of telling your employer and colleagues about your hidden disability as the phrase is normally associated with people’s sexuality.

Recent years have seen a significant advancement in gay-rights and general acceptance of gender difference / LBGT issues in society and also in the workplace. There is clearly a movement towards greater equality.

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Focus on strengths for a change

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Some people say it’s a true struggle having a disability, and other says it’s the best part of who they are. See the article in the link to get the scoop on the positive side.

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Lawsuit for accommodations

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In response to a student’s lawsuit claiming he failed two classes because the school inconsistently accommodated his learning disabilities, Southern Oregon University argues that Mikhail Savona received “numerous accommodations” and said it stands by the academic standards committee that denied changing his F grade in a freshman-level class last year.

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Everyone should do this Math Course

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Yes everyone should do this Math course, you won’t regret it and it will teach you most likely new things you never figured about math.

Did I mention is it FREE and from Stanton?

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