Weekly Roundup – School Choice Week & Conferences of 2018

Dybuster at the 2018 School Choice Week Online Conference

Last week Dybuster’s very own Christian Vögeli spoke at the 2018 School Choice Week Online Conference about Calcularis. Dybuster Calcularis is a novel, scientifically developed, web-based intervention tool for children dyscalculia and math learning difficulties. The presentation describes the neurological development model of mathematical skills (by Aster and Shalev), from which the concepts of Calcularis are deducted. After these concepts are explained, the session then shows results from clinical studies, highlighting the success of the students, and closes with suggestions for the day-to-day implementation as a tool to strengthen home schooling intervention.

Read more and watch the presentation here.

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Upcoming Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and EdTech Conferences 2018

Looking to connect with other dyslexia and dyscalculia therapists, educators, psychologists? Or wanting to exchange experiences with other parents of children with learning disabilities? There are a number of conferences coming up in 2017 focused on dyslexia and dyscalculia. Have a look at the list below!

 

CW Austin Learning Disabilities Conference

February 3rd – Los Angeles, USA

Our Mission is to educate, support, and facilitate information between parents, teachers, and helping professionals about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and remediation resources available for dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, autism, and the mental health issues that often co-exist with these conditions in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.

Dyslexia Association of Singapore – Preschool Seminar 2018

March 16th – Singapore, SG

Back by popular demand for the 6th year, the Preschool Seminar 2018 is a seminar organised by Preschool professionals from Specialised Educational Services (SES), a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

Preschool practitioners from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore will share about educating the young ones and also tips and tricks to support the weaker learners. Featuring two keynote speakers who will discuss transitioning to primary school as well as social skills for children, the Preschool Seminar 2018 also includes 4 breakout workshops in various topics.

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National School Choice Week – SEA Homeschoolers Online Conference

Tomorrow at 4pm (PST) our very own Christian Vögeli will be presenting Dybuster Calcularis learning software for mathematical anxiety and dyscalculia at the SEA Homeschoolers online conference.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Resources & CES 2018

Dyscalculia Resources For Those Going To High School

Recently we were asked about what resources are available for children with math difficulties or dyscalculia that will be transferring to high school in the next year through our Facebook page Dyscalculia Blog. We compiled a list of what we thought were the most useful websites, books and applications for this period of a child’s life. So take a look and tell us what you think. Do you have a favourite place to look for resources?

Also if you have any questions about dyscalculia or mathematical difficulties you can get in touch with us through our Dyscalculia Blog Facebook page or why not join our Dyscalculia Support Group here.

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Dyscalculia Resources For Those Going To High School

Now I’m sure every parent goes through the stressful shift from primary school to high school and the fears of this change being to much for their child, but there is extra pressure for those with children that have learning difficulties. This is because there will always be a difference between the support your child received at primary school and what’s available at the high school. So we have prepared a list of recommended resources that are suitable for this transition period and for supporting your child throughout their time in high school.

  1. ‘TES’ is always a good place to look for any resource you may need, but this collection is also especially for those with dyscalculia. These are not just for teachers; they are useful for those homeschooling or even just that little bit of extra after school or weekend boost for your child.

  2. ‘Helping With Math’ is another good site for all your mathematical resources, this site is especially great because of huge collection of exercises available for free, and while the resources may not be the most beautiful, they are extremely useful.

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Weekly Roundup: Decyphering Dyscalculia & Diagnosis

Do you have Dyscalculia and how do you get a Diagnosis?

This article explains the symptoms and some of the difficulties you may come of you have dyscalculia. More importantly it tells you how to get a diagnosis. Getting a diagnosis is incredibly important as it can help you or the person with dyscalculia find ways to tackle it and build up a positive understanding of our very individual brains. There is no cure for dyscalculia but having deep knowledge and awareness of neurodiversity gives you the ability to help yourself and others around you.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & EdTech

What is Dyslexia and how can Technology Help with its Symptoms?

This article is a favourite of ours as it guides you through everything you should need to know to recognise the symptoms of dyslexia in yourself or in a child and how to get a real diagnosis. Understanding how much technology can help you or your child with dyslexia is key, as the majority of these technologies are widely and instantly available and on occasion free.

To find out how EdTech can help click here.

Maths Apps and Aids, Tools and Tutoring

As we highlighted in the text above technology can help with learning difficulties like dyslexia, this article covers what Apps and Aids, Tools and Tutoring are helpful for those with mathematical difficulties, such as those with dyscalculia. The article is concluded with a great list of resources!

Read more here.

In the weeks coming we will be releasing a new article listing resources helpful for those with math difficulties / dyscalculia who are on their way to High School or at High School Level.

 

The Complete Guide To Safe Internet Use For Seniors With Dyslexia & Dyscalculia

If you are not online, you can forget about keeping in touch with your grandchildren. That is just the reality we are living in. However, for seniors living with dyscalculia or dyslexia, using the internet can be incredibly stressful and even dangerous. To help you with this necessary form of communication, we have put together a comprehensive guide to make the experience less stressful and more fun.

How Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Affects People Later in Life

Most of the media attention on dyscalculia and dyslexia is focused on how these maladies affect youngsters. Yet, older adults also have trouble living a normal life and performing specific activities when they are afflicted by these disabilities. In turn, this can cause undue frustration and stress.

Seniors who acquire dyslexia and dyscalculia later in life often do so through trauma, dementia, stroke, or brain injury. For dementia and stroke, stress is typically a contributing factor. When stress is the source of dyslexia or dyscalculia, a dangerous cycle develops.

As dyscalculics and dyslexics put in extra effort to deal with numbers, math, and reading, they get frustrated and mentally-exhausted. This added stress can lead to other health issues or worsen the condition. Unfortunately, trying to use the internet is one of the more stressful experiences for seniors, especially with all of the scammers out there trying to prey on your inexperience. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to stay safe on the internet and avoid the added stress.

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