Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia & The Need For Augmented Reality In Education

Dyscalculia By Any Other Name…

Dyscalculia is often mislabelled as dyslexia in math even though this nickname is inaccurate. While they can occur together and share some brain-based weaknesses such as poor working memory, the connection between them has not been defined. This article takes you through where the name dyscalculia comes from and why it is important we use it.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Explained & Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Numberphile: Dyscalculia Explained

In this article we share a video presented by Professor Brian Butterworth on one of our favourite websites called Numberphile, where he explains what dyscalculia is. Numberphile hosts videos from researchers from universities around the world as well as its own quirky range of films all about numbers and maths.

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Weekly Roundup: The Wonders of Nature & Famous Dyscalculics

“The Wonders of Nature” – How Nature Strengthens our Well-being and Provides our Brains with the Necessary Rest

A new post this week is all about the incredible benefits a trip into nature can have on our bodies and our brains. Not only is it a place of tranquillity that provides us the necessary rest from our busy city lives; it also gives space for those that have the added stress from a learning difficulty or ADHD. In this article we list these benefits and share with you how one person with ADHD found a way to use nature to train his brain and control his sensory stress and attention.

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“The Wonders of Nature” – How Nature Strengthens our Well-being and Provides our Brains with the Necessary Rest

School, homework, music lessons, ballet, football training, an evening class…

All family homes are busy and active spaces, as we perform everyday life tasks in a growing family. Everything is run on a tight schedule, appointments are squeezed in and the children are busier than ever. However a recent study shows that over-organized activities can negatively affect children’s brains. That’s why many professionals are calling for a return to a more free and relaxed way of educating your child – a more outdoor and natural way.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Facts & Embracing Neurodiversity

Dyscalculia Fact 16: Dyscalculia & Dyslexia have a Comorbidity of Around 40%.

There is a 40% chance that if you have dyslexia, you will also have dyscalculia. The causes and consequences of this comorbidity are poorly understood and require further research. The evidence so far is that dyscalculia and dyslexia remain cognitively independent from each other in adulthood, yet they share some domain-general impairments, such as poor verbal short term memory span.

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Weekly Roundup: Dybuster Calcularis & Dyscalculia

Have you tried Dybuster’s Calcularis?

Last week we shared on social media the introduction video to Dybuster’s Calcularis, it was so popular that it’s here again in the weekly roundup! Calcularis is Dybuster’s mathematics learning software developed in collaboration with neuroscientists and computer scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Promoting the development and coordination of areas of the brain responsible for processing numbers, amounts and mathematical tasks and can be used from the first year of school up to adulthood.

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