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.
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.
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.
See the magic of the numeracy map by Tom Renwick in action here:
Here’s a video showing the 10x table being developed on the #numeracymap Having researched alleviation strategies for dyscalculia I’d recommend considering teaching this x table before any others, given the ‘journey steps’ are easily taken and the associated pattern is so obvious pic.twitter.com/D073jXjgZZ
Humans describe and think numbers as increasingly oriented from left to right along a mental number line (MNL), where small numbers are located on the left and large numbers on the right side of space. The first scientific demonstration of this spatial representation of number has been reported more than 100 years later, when Dehaene et al. (1993) discovered that humans respond faster to smaller numbers on the left space and to larger numbers on the right space; the Spatial Numerical Association of Response Codes (SNARC) effect.
Students with dyscalculia are typically thought of by both researchers and educators as having deficits. The deficit language permeates studies of dyscalculia as well as assessments and documentation of students in schools. In this paper, we offer an alternative to the dominant narrative. We understand disabilities, and dyscalculia specifically, as resulting from cognitive differences—not deficits—which lead to issues of access.
Many children show negative emotions related to mathematics and some even develop mathematics anxiety. The present study focused on the relation between negative emotions and arithmetical performance in children with and without developmental dyscalculia (DD) using an affective priming task.
At Brandfort college they heard inspiring stories from a range of accomplished women; one stuck out:
From Bev Fox, head of FE art, science and humanities at the college, there was a story of overcoming dyslexia and dyscalculia and discrimination. As a physical trainer in the Army, she was able to train young men to join the elite Parachute Regiment but was not allowed to become a Para herself. That frustration, along with the military’s stance on LGBT personnel at the time, saw her move into the prison service and then into teaching, as a public services and sports tutor.
She said: “My advice is, whatever you want to be, just go for it.”
The concept of gifted students who also have learning disabilities (G/LD students), also referred to as “twice-exceptional” students, has become widely accepted, however only a very small number (~5%) of articles on this subject use empirical data. Much is written about this population based on very little empirical evidence and there is not yet much consensus on how to define and identify these students. The research in the link for today also summarizes a literature overview and draws conclusions.
Having researched alleviation strategies for dyscalculia I’ve found the 10 to be the best table for starting to share the concepts of multiplication and division. It seems to open doors more easily? Here we see how 10+10+10+10 (4×10) makes 40 and 40 needs 4 steps of 10 (40/10=4).
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Look at the wonderful post on teachwire.net with games for children with dyscalculia. It has been taken from a publication by Judy Hornigold and you should all look at it and play those games with your struggling students.
A problem in German: because of the way we say numbers I always get terribly confused with some two to more digit numbers. (for example: “seven-and-thirty” is 37 but my brain has trouble translating that) I fear I have slight dyscalculia
The Netflix original film, Amateur, is on its surface a story about a young kid hustling to make it to the NBA. But it goes beyond that. It explores the ways recruiters and universities take advantage of aspiring players, and the narrative even creates a space for discussion of a learning disability called dyscalculia. The disorder affects a person’s ability to learn, understand and process mathematics, as we see throughout Amateur.