DOJ about accommodations

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In the area of math, if a test is to accurately reflect a dyslexic or dyscalculic student’s aptitude or achievement in math, accommodations (like a calculator) must be put in place to ensure the test is accurately assessing the knowledge, understanding, or problem solving ability, rather than processing speed, handwriting ability, or ability to speed or accuracy of retrieving basic math facts.

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Recognize and Assess Dyscalculia

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Dyscalculia is an under-researched learning difficulty and as a result, there is little guidance for teachers on how to support learners with the condition. The TES website condensed some valuable insights into dyscalculia, the indicators and how to assess for it in this article in our link for today.

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Beware of the math gaps

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Effective instruction aimed at the missed or poorly understood concept is the best remedy for a learning gap.  Students need the opportunity to apply the concept in a variety of situations and to ask questions to clear up any misunderstandings. Fixing a learning gap due to a conceptual misunderstanding takes time and practice.

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warm them up for the new school year

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The wonderful youcubed site has great tasks per grade and per topic to choose from. Math in a playful way, great to start your new school year off on a good note.

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Executive function and Math

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The EF+Math Program is a new initiative to fund bold approaches through inclusive discovery and development to dramatically increase math outcomes for students in grades 3-8. They focus on students who have been traditionally underserved.

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Apparently these programs do not work

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Dyslexia support Victoria comes out swingnig with a list of programs NOT to recommend for people with learning disabilities. See the list in the link for today.

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The importance of early recognition

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Listen to the podcast in the link for today to hear a broadcast by NPR with Guests talking about various topics concerning all learning disabilities.

When you want to hear podcasts specifically about Dyscalculia you can go to our podcast page

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Qualities of a math tutor

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

From Ghana we get this list with qualities a math tutor should have. Great to consider and read through. If you want to become a Dyscalculia Tutor you can do that via our online course at http://DyscalculiaTutor.org

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A hands-on dyscalculia training system

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Dyscalculia affects comprehension of numerical mathematical problems, working with numbers andarithmetics. The article describes work on a training system for an exercise that trains connections betweenverbal and numerical representations of numbers and finger counting. Fingers support embodiedcognition and constitute a natural numerical representation. It describes the design rationale anditerative development process, and first evaluation results for this system that enables children to train without guidance and feedback by a trainer.

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This is what you need to do in the first years of school

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A new study shows that a non-symbolic number comparison task had a significant value in the prediction of the Math competency level pointing to the need to take these kinds of tasks into account in the first years of school.

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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.

Read all about it: HERE

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Bad and worse news for Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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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Research improves learning for pre schoolers

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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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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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Your child’s memory

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There are a number of reasons why children may not have good memories, and knowing them is an important step in helping your child have a better memory. In our link for today is a brief look at some the reasons for a lapse in memory in kids, including the recommended steps that should be taken to help the child.

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Thank you

Thanks to all the teachers and tutors

We are thankful for all the teachers and tutors working tirelessly with the children who need and deserve some extra help in math and those who suffer from a math learning disability or dyscalculia.

Math is my passion, awareness, communication, research and remediation for dyscalculia is my mission | Dr Schreuder

To celebrate our continued mission and our thankfulness to the teaching and tutoring community we are happy to offer promotional pricing

(15% off)

through cybermonday on the bundle of our online Dyscalculia Tutor Training, in order to increase the number of Dyscalculia Tutors.

The bundle includes:

The bundle is available HERE and it saves you $140

More information about the online Dyscalculia Tutor Training is available at http://DyscalculiaTutor.org

If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly at DrSchreuder@DyscalculiaServices.com

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Toys that teach

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

No not electronics but some great toys that develop our kids. Read it all in the story for today.

Best quote:

For math, we’ve overemphasized numbers…we have underdeveloped visual thinking and thinking in different forms

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Dyscalculia and Music

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

how can design increase access and reduce friction for the widest number of people?

That was the challenge for the designers entering the contest. Eventually the team won with this project:

Dyscalculia impacts our ability to understand numbers, keep a schedule, tell time, and even be able to judge how far away an object is. Music and categorization exercises tend to help those with dyscalculia improve their skills. With this in mind, the team created a tool to help people with dyscalculia learn how to play music: a projection-mapping application that displays color on a piano keyboard and corresponding colors on digital sheet music.

Read all about it: HERE

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