What you can do at home with your child with dyscalculia

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As there are not enough tutors available for dyscalculia and generally the schools are not that well versed in remediation of dyscalculia, in our link for today a few suggestions by the understood organization on what to do with your child at home.

You can also get Dr Schreuder’s video series: “MomsTeachMath” that gives about 35 videos and lots of downloadable materials to work with your student.

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Longer school or more play?

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That is the debate, and there are good arguments both ways, read the article in our link for today to get a flavor for it.

Oh and our view….. we are on the longer play side of the debate.

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MathTalk

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No this is not about the practice to have the children talk to each other about math, this is about a tech tool that allows you to talk to your computer and have your computer write the algebra with all formulas etc.

Read all about it: HEREhttps://mathtalk.com/

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A musician with dyscalculia

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Receiving a diagnosis at the age of 19 was somewhat of a relief to me. It made me feel able to tell people what I needed help with when I was studying and also allowed me to laugh at it. I had been struggling with musical theory (particularly thinking of chords as numbers rather than the specific chord name) in my first year of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I knew that it wasn’t a case of ‘not trying hard enough’, but that’s how itseems to tutors and if you’re told that often enough, you may start to believe it.

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New surprising research

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Read up on this surprising piece of research:

Thirty-one 8- and 9-year-old children selected for dyscalculia, reading difficulties or both, were compared to controls on a range of basic number processing tasks. Children with dyscalculia only had impaired performance on the tasks despite high-average performance on tests of IQ, vocabulary and working memory tasks. Children with reading disability were mildly impaired only on tasks that involved articulation, while children with both disorders showed a pattern of numerical disability simikir to that of the dyscalculic group, with no special features consequent on their reading or language deficits. We conclude that dyscalculia is the result of specific disabilities in basic numerical processing, rather than the consequence of deficits in other cognitive abilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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Careful webdesign for dyscalculia

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This research proposes an integrated learning platform using website that offers learning materials specific for dyscalculia children. The development methodology takes into account understanding the brain process in effort to help the children to overcome their disabilities. Evaluation results showed positive feedback among the users and will be continuously improved to ensure they have equal opportunities in learning.

Waiting eagerly for the site to go live.

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Careful with screen time for the toddler

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In this cohort study of early childhood development in 2441 mothers and children, higher levels of screen time in children aged 24 and 36 months were associated with poor performance on a screening measure assessing children’s achievement of development milestones at 36 and 60 months, respectively. The obverse association (ie, poor developmental performance to increased screen time) was not observed.

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Bad and worse news for Dyscalculia

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Just read this morning the bad news we all knew:
research shows that children with dyslexia are more than a hundred times more likely to receive a diagnosis and educational support than children with dyscalculia. This is despite the fact that dyslexia and dyscalculia are expected to be equally common.

The worse news is that when finally a diagnosis has been made and the school is willing to provide Dyscalculia help, there are too few Dyscalculia tutors to go around.

Dyscalculia Services has an online course for teachers and other interested people to become a Dyscalculia tutor and fill that gap, see it HERE

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Resources for learning disabilities

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Did you know that the good people from Wrightslaw maintain the yellow pages for resources related to learning disabilities? Check it out and see on the Texas page under the D our mother-ship Dyscalculia Services listed.

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Girls and Boys react different to math anxiety

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A new study shows that although boys and girls showed more or less equal levels of math anxiety and performed similarly at the arithmetic task, correlation analyses showed that only in girls, math anxiety significantly correlated with math performance. Analyses investigating if math anxiety moderated the effect of gender and grade on math performance revealed significant differences between boys and girls. Higher levels of math anxiety only significantly and negatively moderated math performance in girls, with the greatest effect observed in 2nd grade girls.

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Think before you speak

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A good reminder this morning on twitter

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Improving mental math

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Sometimes we get so caught up in the tactics that we forget to mention what a wonderful skill mental math is. Read in the link for today what it is and how it helps you and what you can do to help improve it in your children.

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Research improves learning for pre schoolers

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Interesting research into the mathematical abilities of people with Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Language Disorder has led to finding a more effective way to teach mathematical abilities to pre-schoolers.

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Learning disability or personality?

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There are a lot of reasons kids may not grasp certain subjects in school. The cause could be a specific learning disorder, like dyslexia in reading or dyscalculia in math. But, what if it may also all boil down to their personality?

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It’s the numbersense!

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Interesting research to find out if a failing numbersense system is the cause that Dyscalculics have trouble assessing the right quantities when size is varied or if it is a general problem with not being able to discard irrelevant information.

The researchers confirmed, it is probably the numbersense system so that means that looking at non numerical clues may help to cope with a less precise numbersense system.

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Brain sync

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When infants are playing with objects, their early attempts to pay attention to things are accompanied by bursts of high-frequency activity in their brain. But what happens when parents play together with them? New research, publishing December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by Dr. Sam Wass of the University of East London in collaboration with Dr. Victoria Leong (Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and colleagues, shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, their own brains show similar bursts of high-frequency activity. Intriguingly, these bursts of activity are linked to their baby’s attention patterns and not their own.

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Special Education a Growing Priority in Teacher-Training Circles

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Students with disabilities make up about 13 percent of the public school student population, according to 2015-16 federal data. Because of the inclusion movement, which says that students with disabilities should be educated alongside their nondisabled peers, 63 percent of those millions of students with disabilities spend the majority of their day in general education classrooms.

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Four benefits of considering neurodiversity in marketing and design

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An estimated 10% of the population are born with some kind of cognitive difference (in how they understand language, communication, numeracy etc.) that can result in an exclusion from the digital environment.

With more and more organisations driving towards digitisation, neurodiversity is becoming an increasingly important focus.

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Digging into the Approximate number system

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Researchers assessed the relation between 4-year-old children’s performance on a non-symbolic numerical comparison task, a non-symbolic approximate addition task, and a standardized symbolic math assessment. Our results indicate that ANS acuity and ANS manipulability each contribute unique variance to preschooler’s early math achievement, and this result holds after controlling for both IQ and executive functions. These findings suggest that there are multiple routes by which the ANS influences math achievement. Therefore, interventions that target both the precision and manipulability of the ANS may prove to be more beneficial for improving symbolic math skills compared to interventions that target only one of these factors.

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