Weekly Roundup: Top 5 Dyscalculia Posts & What Special Education Teachers Wish You Knew

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Our Top 5 Blog Posts on Dyscalculia

Earlier last week we scoured our blog posts on dyscalculia to find the most helpful posts for you, our readers! We shared our top 5 picks based on number of visits and what search terms led readers to a specific post, which tells us a bit about what information, you the reader is looking for!

The top 5 cover: helping adults with math difficulties, famous dyscalculics, what it is like to have dyscalculia, the secret behind Ikea’s furniture names and homeschooling and dyscalculia.

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Our Top 5 Blog Posts on Dyscalculia

Numbers falling down in front of woman's face Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that causes those who have it to struggle with numbers and math.

Though gradually gaining in exposure, dyscalculia remains less well-known than dyslexia, a learning difference affecting the ability to map written to spoken language. Our blog aims to increase awareness of dyscalculia and point readers to further resources and information.

This week we have researched which of our blog posts on dyscalculia have proved most helpful to readers. We would like to share our top 5 picks based on number of visits and what search terms led readers to a specific post, which tells us a bit about what information the readers were looking for.

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Weekly Roundup: The Dyslexic Professor & How the Orthograph Learning Games Help you with Dyslexia?

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Going public as a dyslexic Professor

In this article from the Times Higher Education, Nigel Lockett speaks about having dyslexia as a professor and the struggles he overcame with his determination to be an academic. He points out the problem of labelling dyslexia as a disability when in fact he says that it is not a learning difficulty, rather a learning difference and how universities should focus less on what dyslexic people can’t do and more on what they can.

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Weekly Roundup: Parenting Dyslexia & Neurodiversity: The Gains for Employers

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Lessons in Life: Parenting Dyslexia

This week we had a wonderful guest author John Hicks from Sprint Plus a great resource for dyslexic readers and writers. His article covers his personal experience as a parent and his daughter’s struggles with reading, writing, the challenges of higher education and the emotional roller coaster that comes with it.

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Lessons in Life: Parenting Dyslexia

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 “I hate reading!” a response that I heard regularly from my young daughter through her years at primary school.  We would have lovely times reading books together, but I missed the fact that she would get me to do all the reading!

At the age of 11, a good friend of the family asked my daughter if she would read something out for a service at our local church.  That reading never happened because my daughter had an emotional meltdown.  She wanted to help but couldn’t bring herself to stand up in public and read. 

It was at this point that my wife and I realised that our daughter may have been dyslexic because her refusal and the emotions that went with it were uncharacteristic of our daughter.

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Weekly Roundup: It is Conference Season! & Made by Dyslexia

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It is conference season!

Conference season has arrived. On Friday the SEND conference took place in the Midlands (UK) and this week the Staffordshire’s (UK) yearly Special Educational Needs conference will provide a holistic resource to supporting those with SEN such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, speech and language, auditory processing and visual processing.

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Weekly Roundup: Dybuster at Edtech Collider & Reading for the Visually Impaired

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Dybuster at Edtech Collider Switzerland’s first collaborative space dedicated to ambitious entrepreneurs transforming education and learning through technology

Last week we were very excited to be a part of the opening ceremony of the Swiss EdTech Collider at the EPFL Campus. The Swiss EdTech Collider is Switzerland’s first collaborative space dedicated to ambitious entrepreneurs transforming education and learning through technology. This project plans to make Switzerland a global leader in EdTech by creating a strong support ecosystem. There will be a Demo Day on the 4th May to take you through this ambitious project.

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