Dyscalculia and Art

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Here’s a couple of quotes:

“Problems centred in the left side of the brain like Asperger’s, ADD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and motor skills can be improved through art therapy.

“There’s much neurological research done that shows we’re increasing the right side of the brain through colour and visualising and using cognitive interaction.

“Problem-solving is a creative process and art is very beneficial to reduce stress and anxiety.”

Read all about it: HERE

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Teaching subtraction

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Today we highlight a post from The Recovering Traditionalist. She is a believer is CGI and here is her point about it:

I am of the belief of what is known as Cognitively Guided Instruction or CGI, and it is to use the knowledge and understanding of what our students have currently and use that to determine what should be our next course of action. If you Google Cognitively Guided Instruction, you’ll find a lot of information about it but the general premise is that we give students mathematical problems in a context and then just let them solve it, see how they’re solving it and then we use that to try to make their strategies a bit more efficient and to help them become more flexible with their strategies.

Read all about it: HERE

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Don’t confuse ADHD with Dyscalculia

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Distinguishing a specific learning disability from ADHD can be challenging and intimidating for parents. Overlapping symptoms make it hard to determine where ADHD ends and the learning disability begins. Knowing what to look for can make all the difference in figuring out whether your child has ADHD and dyscalculia.

Read all about it: HERE

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Dyscalculia fact sheet

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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

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.

Read all about it: HERE

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No dyscalculia support so this Mom took action

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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

Read all about it: HERE

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Kids with Dyscalculia deserve support!

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it: HERE

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Our case for Dyscalculia Awareness well made

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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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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.

Read all about it: HERE

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How much do Math Teachers know about Dyscalculia

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Spoiler alert: not much! Read the study that has been done among secondary school math teachers about how much they know about Dyscalculia. The researchers conclude we have some ways to go. Here is where they can start www.DyscalculiaAware.org

Read all about it: HERE

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Home schooling with Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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

Read all about it: HERE

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Supporting Dyslexia and Dyscalculia in Maths

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This is the headline of a story by Gary Hall, here is an excerpt:

Dyslexic learners often have difficulties with the language of mathematics, sequencing, orientation and memory, rather than with the mathematics itself. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures. This article identifies ways in which these types of learners learn differently and strategies that can be put in place to help.

Read all about it: HERE

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Parents, get busy, make Math fun!

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it: HERE

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An online Dyscalculia Awareness Training

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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

Read all about it: HERE

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Does your child have a math learning disability

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Great article in Today’s Parent encouraging parents to find out if their child has dyscalculia. They encourage working through the school system or go private with a hefty price tag…..

Let us add to the options provided the FREE dyscalculia screener by Dr. Schreuder on her website dyscalculiaservices.com (free registration required)

or for a more elaborate report goto DyscalculiaTesting.com where you get a low priced option to do a Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test that will provide you with a multiple pages report with gaps identified.

Read all about it: HERE

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Helping children with Math Homework

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Many parents help their children with Math Homework.

Now there is a very nice resource available to support them: Moms Teach Math

Dr. Schreuder explains in her own clear way what to do and what to say to help your child with Math. Lots of downloads filled with tips, explanations, activities and games.

It is not a course but a resource, go check it out.

Read all about it: HERE

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Tips for employers

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

It can be difficult for employers to know what to do if someone has dyscalculia and wants to work at their company. How do you support someone to do the job and become successful? Well here is some advice from Prof. Amanda Kirby

Read all about it: HERE

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