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Dyscalculia- 15 minute presentation

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A brief overview of Dyscalculia.
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by @Astsupportaali and @MrShryane

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Dyscalculia- 15 minute presentation

  1. 1. Please download the slides. All references and links are in the footnotes/notes sections.
  2. 2. An introduction to Dyscalculia Amjad Ali- @ASTSupportAAli James Shryane - @James_Shryane 25/03/15
  3. 3. 15 minute forum #1 • This a lunch time drop in training session as part of our 15 minute forum package. • Aim- An introduction to dyscalculia • Audience – Teachers and teaching assistants in secondary school • Learning Outcome – By the end of the session, teachers and TAs will be able to describe dyscalculia and have an appreciation that it is a condition relevant to all staff in the context of teaching mathematics across the curriculum.
  4. 4. What is Dyscalculia? • A Specific Learning Difficulty within Cognition & Learning, recognised in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice • Often comorbid with dyslexia and ADHD but they are separate conditions • Affects 6-8% of people, girls and boys equally
  5. 5. Key difficulties... • Poor understanding/confusion of mathematical symbols • Difficulties with position and direction • Difficulty with sequencing, remembering specific facts and formulae, decoding, memory • Maths phobia • Mathematical capacity significantly lower than in other areas such as verbal/written ability • Difficulty with abstract concepts such as time, always late • Difficulty reading numbers • Poor maths long term memory
  6. 6. Assessment methods
  7. 7. Not just Maths • Numeracy, not just mathematics • Schools are expected to teach maths in a planned and cohesive way across the curriculum • Anxiety and poor self image
  8. 8. Tips and Strategies • Find the gaps and address them • Regular returns, frequent revision • Use of concrete manipulatives (equipment) • Exam access arrangements • Reduce anxiety
  9. 9. Further Reading
  10. 10. Dyscalculia Spatial/ Temporal Memory Counting Calculations Numbers Measures 123