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 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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This Weeks Top Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Events

Webinar: Teaching and Managing children and young people with ADHD by Fin O’Regan

July 9th @ 7:30 pm8:30 pm

What will be covered?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is term used to describe a spectrum of learning and behaviour differences.

One teacher recently said with regards to a student with ADHD that “he is like a computer without a printer attached. He knows exactly what the answer is in his brain but he cannot give me the hard copy i.e. the answer on paper”.

The content will include

  • What are the symptoms, causes, prevalence and diagnosis
  • Introducing Educational, Behavioural, Socialisation and Medication options for Management
  • Home school collaboration and communication

The Presenter

Fin O’Regan MA, PGCE BSc

He is currently a Behaviour and Learning Consultant and Trainer for a number of educational and commercial organisations both nationally and internationally.

He was the Headteacher of the Centre Academy from 1996 -2002, which was the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19 specialising issues related to ADHD, ASD and ODD.

He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and former Vice Chairman of the UK ADHD Network and of the European ADHD Alliance.

He has written a number of books and published articles on the subject of ADHD, Behaviour and Learning issues.

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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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