Special needs resources

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Not new but a great resource for teaching and working with children who have special needs. The nice people at Special Needs Resource and Training Blog provide this for you.

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Kahn supports Spiral review

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The wonderful Kahn academy has now also embraced the process of spiral review.

In an email they explained it as follows:

We’re thrilled to announce that one of the most requested features in Khan Academy’s history is coming to you on February 3: Personalized Spiral Review in Course Mastery!What’s Spiral Review?
Spiral Review provides spaced repetition of the skills your students have already started practicing. Research shows that by spiraling these skills over time and across lessons, students minimize learning loss and boost knowledge retention.What does it look like for students?
Starting February 3, your students will start unlocking Mastery Challenges at the top of the course page in Course Mastery-enabled math classes whenever they’ve:

Achieved Familiarity in at least three skills
And reached Proficiency in at least one skill
 

And then they’ll get six personalized questions (based on time elapsed since last practice and level of proficiency) to hone their expertise:

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First handbook for supporting neurodiversity in the creative industries

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Universal music comes out with this handbook in order to encourage the music industry to have more neurodiversity.

The handbook highlights that while almost all creative companies recognise the value of neurodiversity – with ND people more than likely to have creative talents – only very few have ND-friendly policies and practices. The book gives practical solutions for companies to change this, offering ways for them to make their recruitment, mentorship and career progression more accessible to ND people.

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top ten tips to teach students with dyscalculia

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See the top ten tips to teach students with dyscalculia as given by the Dyscalculia Association in the UK

  1. Use concrete materials, such as Cuisenaire rods or base ten materials
  2. Spend time exploring these and don’t take them away too soon, they will help to develop the child’s understanding.
  3. Play games with dice and dominoes so that the child can recognise common dot patterns.
  4. Try to encourage the child to use more efficient calculating strategies, such as counting on rather than counting all.
  5. Encourage the child to visualise the maths- by drawing diagrams and using concrete materials to model the maths.
  6. Make the maths practical and multisensory- avoid worksheets.
  7. Spend time on place value so that it is fully understood, this can be a very difficult concept to grasp.
  8. Have a little and often approach- repetition and ‘overlearning’ will help.
  9. Use mathematical language as much as possible and encourage the child to do the same.
  10. Give multiplication grids and number bonds to reduce the stress of having to remember these facts.

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Important when teaching or learning math

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“What do teachers need to know about teaching math? Strategy over speed, and math thinking over rote memorization.” – Stanford Professor Dr Jo Boaler

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Accommodations for dyscalculia

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Are you an educator or parent searching for accommodations to help students with dyscalculia? Well, look no further.  THEEDADVOCATE brings us a great listing of all accommodations you’ll need.

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Handy guide for discussion with your consultant

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The people from helpmychildlearn.org have provided a nice handy guide to use when you go talk to a consultant about your child’s possible dyscalculia.

For an online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test click HERE

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Washline math

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See the wonderful manipulative used as numberline

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Multisensory center

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In New Zealand they have built a multisensory center that caters to a whole host of neurodivers situations, see the details of it in the link for today.

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Getting a 4.0 with ADHD and Dyscalculia

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Here is someone on Tumblr who gives a detailed account of what worked for them to navigate successfully through college. A long but must read for all you out there with ADHD and Dyscalculia.

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This is not a commercial but Jump Math is great

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See the link in for today. A new study confirms that people using Jump Math do make significant increases in their math performance.

A research team from The Hospital for Sick Children and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto released a noteworthy study that followed students over the course of two years in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) funded by the US Department of Education.  The results of the extensive study showed positive effects in elementary grades on a range of math outcomes for students in the JUMP Math group. At the end of this two-year study, progress of the JUMP Math students was equal to or significantly greater than the control group on every measure of achievement and often greater than expected progress based on test norms. 

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Cognitive Disabilities guide

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To make technology accessible for people with cognitive disabilities, we need to have a broad understanding of these types of disabilities. A disability is a condition that limits a major life activity. Communicating, learning and working are examples of major life activities. Some types of cognitive disabilities are aphasia, autism, attention deficit, dyslexia, dyscalculia, intellectual and memory loss. In our link for today a handy guide that explains it all and gives some great advice on how to ensure that technology remains accessible also for people with cognitive disabilities.

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A comic for your neuro divers child

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The ADHD foundation has published a comic for neuro divers children. It is a story about children with a variety of learning disabilities who go from being bullied and being unhappy at a school to finding help and new friends and their learning disabilities seen as normal..

Best quote:”It is normal for children to be different”

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Place value

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Math Visuals just posted a great series of instructional videos about place value. It is important so see how you can work with your student on this.

It is key to have the student explore this and our job is to ask: “What do you see, what do you notice, what do you wonder”.

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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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useful fraction tool

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See this great tool from geogebra.org

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The debate over cuisenaire rods

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Where are you in this debate?

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