Spot the learning Disability

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It is hard to recognize a learning disability in your child. Many parents do not want to see it, many parents eventually see it late.

We all want the best for our children and one of the ways to ensure they get the support they deserve in school is to be on the lookout for signs that may indicate something is going on. If you are not sure, TEST, it can never hurt.

You can do a FREE Dyscalculia Screener HERE (free registration required)

Or at DyscalculiaTesting.com you can do a more comprehensive Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test for $27.50

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Dyscalculia and Photography

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Read this interesting story about a would be photographer who didn’t get passed using the iphone with instagram, until at a workshop the workings of the NIKON camera were explained in such a way that a person with dyscalculia could understand it.

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Dyscalculia fact sheet

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In our link for today a Dyscalculia fact-sheet, made by kidshealth.com, that gives you in a very abbreviated form the highlights of what Dyscalculia is.

If teachers or counselors want to be more educated in their own time, online, they can sign up for the Dyscalculia Awareness Training at DyscalculiaAware.org

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Testing for Dyscalculia does not have to break the bank

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If you think your kid might have a learning disability in math, the first step is to talk to her teacher. Learning disabilities like dyscalculia are diagnosed with a psycho-educational assessment performed by a psychologist. This can be done within the school system (although wait times can be long) or it can be done privately (prices typically range from $1,500 to $2,500).

Dyscalculia Services has developed an affordable way to diagnose the condition with their online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test.

Even when a full test needs to be done their prices do not get anywhere near the amounts mentioned in the article in the link.

Read all about it: HERE

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Finger Training Intervention

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Very interesting study about finger training and how interventions involving the fingers may improve skills:

This study has shown that an intervention that combines finger training with number games can improve quantitative skills among 6–7-year-old children. It supports the findings of previous research arguing for a functional relationship between finger gnosis and numeracy. We argue that this study provides evidence that fingers represent a means for children to bridge between other (verbal, symbolic, and non-symbolic) representations of number and that this contributes to children’s developing understanding. The large effect size suggests that with further refinement and replication, the combined finger training and number games intervention could be a useful tool for teachers to use to support children’s developing understanding of number.

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Learn math from the Incas

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Cusco-born systems engineer Dhavit Prem teaches a playful way to use the Inca Yupana (abacus) with the Tawa Pukllay, a four-game basic arithmetic method born in the same brilliant minds behind engineering feats like majestic Machu Picchu.

The Inca device can be found in the chronicles of Peruvian commentator Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, dating back to viceroyalty times.

In statements to Andina news agency, Prem explained the key feature differentiating the Tawa Pukllay from other math methods lies in the approach: it is based on shapes and movements rather than formulas.

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No dyscalculia support so this Mom took action

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Listen to the story of a single mom who tried to get support for her child with dyscalculia. When that didn’t work  out she took action and changed her life to support her child.

To support Moms like this Dyscalculia Services has developed a resource of over 35 videos and over 150 downloadable pages with tips, examples, tricks and games to help teach your child Math. See it at MomsTeachMath.com

Read all about it: HERE

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A free resource

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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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Our case for Dyscalculia Awareness well made

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The blog post in the link for today makes the point for awareness of Dyscalculia very good.

Teachers, educators, counselors, and parents, check out http://DyscalculiaAware.org for all the information and resources you’ll need. From an awareness course, a resource for parents who teach math and an online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test.

Read all about it: HERE

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Working on numeracy

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Glenhaven Secondary School recently held a Bond Tables quiz in school as part of an initiative to improve the numeracy levels at school. The competition is held within each grade to identify the top pupils per grade.

“I was amazed at the schools in China where calculators are kept out of the schools until very late in their schooling years, which makes it imperative for pupils to master their Bond Tables.

Read all about it: HERE

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the original use of Intelligence Testing

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I just never know but:

While Alfred Binet is credited with the first intelligence test, that was far from his intent when he and his colleague developed the Binet-Simon scale in 1908. The purpose was not to predict future performance, but simply to identify students who were in need of alternative educational approaches.

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Bed Time Math

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We have not linked to them for a while so it is time to alert you again to this great resource.

The site (bedtimemath.org) provides little stories with suggested Math questions for every night. Go check it out and enjoy with your little ones.

Read all about it: HERE

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Ways to improve Math teaching

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John Bee, from the UK, writes on TES about five principles to improve math teaching. Although not specifically written for teaching children with dyscalculia, it all makes perfect sense and builds on the idea to get children to understand what they do instead of teaching a magic trick that they can replicate.

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Rounding with a dyscalculic student

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From the nice people at TES a small little tool to help a student with dyscalculia to master rounding. It shows that sometimes just simple little reminder tools will help them to overcome obstacles.

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Home schooling with Dyscalculia

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The website, homeschooling with dyslexia offers some great advice for when your child happens to have dyscalculia.

We would like to add two things, get a quick screening online done with a report: http://dyscalculiatesting.com

and learn how to work with your child on math via http://MomsTeachMath.com

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Great resource

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Not all on the website in the link for today will be usable for children with dyscalculia but there are many resources to build fluency. The grade levels you can choose are from the UK but the math is universal.

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Parents, get busy, make Math fun!

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For many students, math can seem like a chore. Not only are the concepts sometimes tough at first, but teachers are required to keep their lessons moving at a particular pace, making it easy for any student to get lost in the classroom shuffle.

Parents however, can help make math more fun and engaging at home, helping students excel in school and enjoy themselves in the process. Here are a few ideas and tips for doing so.

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Tech to work with Dyscalculia and more

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Nice article about technology and how it can help various children with different conditions. We would probably prefer working with real objects and manipulatives but technology is certainly a viable option. As we say, games are the new worksheets!

Read all about it: HERE

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