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Missouri education officials are promoting a free, online resource to help kids practice math skills over the summer. Studies show students can lose more than two months of progress during the break.

Or try our low cost resource with 35 videos and over 150 pages downloadable activities HERE

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Kids with Dyscalculia deserve support!

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See in our link for today how kids with dyscalculia suffer in class. Don’t let them suffer, be proactive, get them tested, get them accommodations, find a tutor. Trouble with math should be taken seriously and a quick test will give information that could lead to avoiding a childhood with trouble at school.

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An online Dyscalculia Awareness Training

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Just launched one of our contributions to bringing awareness of Dyscalculia to all. Mainly educators and parents need to be aware of Dyscalculia and act as soon as they think a child may have a learning disability or specifically Dyscalculia.

Do the awareness training, fully online, five modules and a little test and you can get your certificate from the Dyscalculia Training Center.

The Dyscalculia Awareness Training is live at DyscalculiaAwareness.org

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Avoid learning issues, get enough sleep

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If it will prevent Dyscalculia I don’t know but here is breaking consensus about how much sleep our children need.

Best quote:

The panel found that sleeping fewer than the recommended hours is associated with attention, behavior and learning problems.

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Dyscalculia and Irlen syndrome

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A plea for more testing and earlier detection of Dyscalculia. Also a plea for having similar awareness and resources for Dyscalculia and Irlen syndrome as there are for Dyslexia.

Well that is part of our mission. Read the story in the link below, short and clear explained.

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Math and statistics anxiety

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A good blog post that highlights the problems at colleges with students who need to pass math or statistics exams and have a problem with anxiety.

The best quote:

 -I think making course delivery student focused as well as student led would encourage students to share responsibility for their education. Focusing on connecting with students and being perceptive as well as receptive to students’ feedback and willing to revise teaching delivery can enhance the learning climate in teaching rooms. This would promote student interaction and encourage active learning.

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Brain studies may help Dyscalculia

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Researchers at Benasich’s lab in Newark, N.J. study patterns in the brain waves of infants and toddlers. They try to come up with models that predict later academic success based on brain activity at a young age. Eventually we might be able to establish how a kid needs to learn by scanning their brain before they enter school. Read the great article in the Scientic American in the link for today.

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Recognize Dyscalculia in Elementary school

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The learning ally has a good article today with clear signs visible in Elementary students that indicate that there could be Dyscalculia. Share this with your teachers, share this with your school officials. Still too many children get diagnosed too late with Dyscalculia thus creating issues in class and in their personal life and making it a lot harder to re-mediate the condition.

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Counting on your fingers may prevent Dyscalculia

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Research has confirmed something we all may have thought. Counting on your fingers is good for your understanding of math and the number-line. Future research needs to confirm if it also helps to avoid Dyscalculia by programming the brain in the  right way.

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Difficulty or Dyscalculia?

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Burgeoning research into students’ difficulties with mathematics is starting to tease out cognitive differences between students who sometimes struggle with math and those who have dyscalculia, a severe, persistent learning disability in math.

A new, decade-long longitudinal study by researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, published Friday in the journal Child Development, finds that 9th-graders considered dyscalculic—those who performed in the bottom 10 percent of math ability on multiple tests—had substantially lower ability to grasp and compare basic number quantities than average students or even other struggling math students.

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Are Math Skills Built In To The Human Brain?

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Psychologist Véronique Izard discusses a study that suggests Amazonian villagers with no math schooling are just as equipped to solve basic geometry problems as math-trained adults, and cognitive neuropsychologist Brian Butterworth talks about the arithmetic cousin of dyslexia, dyscalculia.

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How old am I? Gimme a second, I KNOW this…

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So while helping the students I tutor with their LD final notes today, the topic of dyscalculia came up. After we discussed it at length, it occurs me to how little people know about it. As someone with dyscalculia, here are my finer points:

  • I cannot compute numbers in my head aside from what we memorize: 2+2=4 etc,. When I try, it’s literally like hitting a mental roadblock. I got nothing. Have to write it down or get a calculator. Formulas and mental calculations are OUT, unless you want me to get that glazed look and start getting shifty.
  • Time is dicey. I cannot mentally determine how much time it’s going to take to get somewhere, do something, or how much time has passed. I’m either late or early – RARELY on time. This is also why when someone asks my age, I typically can’t remember. I’m usually off by a year. I also have a hard time determining when something happened, e.g, “was that four years ago or five?” I estimate everything. Also, I can read a regular watch, but it takes me a few minutes to figure it out. I wear a watch, so when someone asks me the time, I usually just show it to them. Evasive measures.
  • Distance is also tricky. I could not tell you if something is [this many] yards, feet, or miles.  Continue reading

5 Tips for Beating the Winter Studying Blues

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At this time of the year, with the shorter days and colder weather, studying can be more of a challenge. Whether your child is grappling with seasonal affective disorder or is just hitting a wall in the middle of the school year, there are ways to help. This list includes suggestions for maintaining focus, improving moods and beating those winter doldrums.

1. Seek Out Sunshine

When there’s less sunshine during the day, it’s especially important to take advantage when the sun is out. Look for opportunities for your child to get outside when the sun is shining. Unfortunately, there may be times when school, sports, clubs and other activities can keep your child indoors during the day. If that’s the case, suggest eating lunch outside or trying to sit near any available windows when studying.

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Furniture math

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The mathematics surrounds our lives, a fact of life. Our children sometimes just do not experience such an important element of the mathematics. But the theories are born from practical experience. It may not be sitting in the classroom and imaginary situations, there should be the arithmetic and geometric knowledge in their heads szuszakolni, but the real work environment. dyscalculia of therapy for me an element of the child’s access to an active environment, and there tevékenykedtetés. A child whose environment is familiar, independently repeatable. Of course, this is not always possible, in which case such as this space for basic.

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Learning math can be fun!

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Learning math is fun when you’re solving puzzles and riddles! That’s the secret behind The Math Riddle Book and Secret Code Math.

In the Math Riddle Book, when kids complete a set of Math problems, they’ll be able to decode the answer to a laugh-out-loud riddle! 

With Secret Code Math, kids will use a picture-symbol key to decode Math problems.

It’s the fun way for kids to build the Math skills they’ll need throughout their lives.

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Dyscalculia Screener

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"Dyscalculia is sometimes called number blindness. It is the name given
to the condition that affects our ability to acquire arithmetical skills.
Mathematics is a complex subject, involving language, space and
quantity. Much research into the development of mathematical skills
has focused upon counting or arithmetic, but even at early levels
many complex abilities are involved in these skills, including: 
◆ understanding number words (one, two, … twelve,
…twenty, …), numerals (1, 2, … 12, … 20, …) and the
relations between them; "

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Introduce Specialized Teaching For Dyscalculia In Schools

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Specialised teaching for individuals with dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia, should be made widely available in mainstream education, according to a review of current research published today in the journal Science.

Although just as common as dyslexia, with an estimated prevalence of up to 7% of the population, dyscalculia has been neglected as a disorder of cognitive development. However, a world-wide effort by scientists and educators has established the essential neural network that supports arithmetic, and revealed abnormalities in this network in the brains of dyscalulic learners.

Neuroscience research shows what kind of help is most needed ““ strengthening simple number concepts. This can be achieved with appropriate specially-designed teaching schemes, which can be supported by game-like software that adapts to the learner’s current level of competence.

Professor Brian Butterworth, co-author of the paper and a member of the Centre for Educational Neuroscience (CEN) from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, said: “Dyscalculia is at least as much of a handicap for individuals as dyslexia and a very heavy burden on the state, with the estimated cost to the UK of low numeracy standing at £2.4 billion.”

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Advent calendar

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The American Dyslexia Association present an advent calendar for you and your children. Every day a door will open and you can download a worksheet: pictures to trace, find the picture, sudoku, coloring pages, and so on, all about Christmas of course. The worksheets are plain and simple, so the children can concentrate on the task at hand.

 

Information for teachers and parents: These exercises are ideal for training attention and sensory perception, 2 important factors for reading, writing, calculating and learning in general.

 

Have fun!

 

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When [5] looks like [6]

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When [5] looks like [6] : a deficit of the number magnitude representation in developmental dyscalculia : behavioural and brain-imaging investigation

The learning of mathematics covers a variety of skills, such as comparing quantities, counting the number of items in a set, dealing with the numerical systems (i.e., writing and reading numbers), performing simple and complex calculations, or solving word problems. Typically, a majority of children are able to master these abilities, but an appreciable percentage of them does not and are then referenced as having developmental dyscalculia. It is clear that not being able to count efficiently, to understand the meaning of numbers, or to calculate as other children do, rapidly becomes a handicap during the development, not only at school but also in society in general, in the same way as not being able to read is. Despite the growing interest observed over these last few years, research on developmental dyscalculia or more general mathematical disability is actually much less advanced than research on dyslexia. It could be due to the complexity of the mathematics field. Several hypotheses have been proposed to account for this learning deficit, but the origin(s) of developmental dyscalculia remain(s) unclear.

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Internet Special education Resources

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ISER is a directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. They help parents find local special education professionals for learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, critical teen issues, and other special needs.They also offer a directory of Special Needs Fed. /State Gov’t resourcesSpecial Ed Resources, Teacher Training / Certification Jobs,Speakers / Workshops / Staffing,and Special Needs Software / Assistive Technology

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DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIMEDIA LEARNING RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

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In Malaysia, children with learning disabilities are defined as those with a wide spectrum of different categories of disabilities. These include children with mental retardation, children with specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia, children with emotional and behavioral disorders which include children with autism and ADHD, children with speech and language problems as well as children with motor difficulties such as dyspraxia.The main defining feature of these children is that their learning difficulties differ from the norm to such an extent that an individualized, adapted and specialized education is required to meet their needs. In order to meet their learning needs, some are placed in regular classes with supplementary instruction and services, but most of these children are placed in special education classes that are attached to normal schools. These special education classes follow a specialized curriculum, and are taught by special education teachers who are trained in special education methods of instruction

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How to Know if a Child Has Dyscalculia

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Dyscalculia is a term that covers a broad range of lifelong learning disabilities in math. Math disabilities are varied, so it’s often difficult to pinpoint specific problem areas. Since there are so many components and skills involved with mathematical thinking, a disability affects each child’s development in different ways. If you’re worried about your child, use these steps to try to identify any potential math learning disability.

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