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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The 10X table

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See the magic of the numeracy map by Tom Renwick in action here:

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Technology for Dyscalculia

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Acer for education brings this story about great technology people with dyscalculia can use. One of them is:

EquatIO by Texthelp  an extension of Chrome browser that allows students to type, write by hand and dictate equations, formulas or other math operations directly on the computer.

Thanks to this program, children can better visualize complex math operations and problems, saving time and effort, without the need to know how to use codes or complicated mathematical languages.

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Did we mention Early Detection?

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Early detection is so important for a great remediation of dyscalculia.

In our link for today our online test so you can quick and easy get a solid screening done.

Below a picture of a tweeter who is an example of how things can go wrong in someone’s school history.

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ADHD abuse

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from a tweet:

My son has a misdiagnosis of ADHD to qualify for special education in math because the state doesn’t recognize dyscalculia as a thing. zero s*** about her needs or education.

This is very unfortunately and that school district or state education department would do well to follow the Dyscalculia Awareness training at http://DyscalculiaAware.org

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The Mental Number Line

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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.

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Dyscalculia, deficit or difference?

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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.

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Math Anxiety

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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.

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