An IEP, how to handle this?

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Many parents will at some stage be involved in an IEP for their child.

Todays Parents gives you a nice handy guide on what it is and what to do, see the link for today.

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The consequences of dyscalculia are just as severe as from dyslexia

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Brain Butterworth tweeted:

UK govt report, Mental Capital and Wellbeing: “Developmental dyscalculia is currently the poor relation of dyslexia, with a much lower public profile. But the consequences of dyscalculia are at least as severe as those for dyslexia.” Summarised in Beddington & al, Nature, 2008

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Failure helps learning

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New research from the University of Arizona discovered something about the link between learning and failure. To begin with, it’s already known that you’re not learning if you’re succeeding 100% of the time – that means the task is too easy. A little bit of failure means that something is just hard enough. (If you’re always failing, you may be in over your head).

Researchers found a precise answer to the link between learning and failure: the most favorable spot for learning something new is when you’re failing about 15% of the time.

Or in other words, you’re getting it right 85% of the time.

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No difference between boys and girls

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At least not in their brains when they do math, according to a new study. However once you get to higher math intense subjects, boys seem to outnumber girls 3 to 1 in those fields. With no difference in the brains, you would think the way we work with them may explain that later difference.

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