Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Research Presented For Kids & UK Study Finds Children With Maths Difficulties Far Less Likely To Receive An Official Diagnosis Than Their Peers With Dyslexia

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Dyscalculia Research Presented for Kids

This post highlights the importance of making easy to understand informative articles about difficulties like dyscalculia to make it accessible for children. The more a child can understand dyscalculia the more confident they can be of overcoming future challenges. This post contains useful links to articles written by scientists and reviewed by children, to make sure kids are the top priority!

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Weekly Roundup: How Technology Can Help (And Trouble) Workers With Dyslexia & Dyscalculia: Why Maths Doesn’t Add Up For Some Of Us

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How Technology Can Help (And Trouble) Workers With Dyslexia

This week we had a wonderful guest post from Sally Writes about the use of technology to combat dyslexia in the workplace. The article particularly comments on how unlike today’s dyslexic youth, adults with dyslexia don’t have any assistive technology specifically designed for them. Sally highlights the useful and the not so useful tech for helping dyslexics in the workplace and the future possibilities of assistive technologies.

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How Technology Can Help (And Trouble) Workers With Dyslexia

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Between 5% and 12%of Europeans have dyslexia or an associated learning disorder, and for those who live with it, dyslexia continues to affect us in adulthood. Technology can be used to help children with dyslexia to work with their condition and develop ways to read and write. But unlike today’s dyslexic youth, adults with dyslexia don’t have any assistive technology specifically designed for them. In today’s online world, the space given by online communication and the speed at which online work-based communication happens can both help and hinder dyslexic adults. While word processors, spell-checkers, and online workspaces can benefit dyslexic adults, it can sometimes be overwhelming to receive information as quickly as it’s given in the ‘information age’.

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Weekly Roundup: Adults With Mathematical Learning Difficulties

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Helping Adults With Mathematical Learning Difficulties

This is a wonderful guest post from educator Sarah Jarvis on the Dyscalculia Blog. Sarah covers a topic on which it can be difficult to find in-depth information: adult math learning difficulties. This is a great flaw as we found on twitter this week most of us were not diagnosed with dyscalculia or maths learning difficulties until after 20 years old!

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Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia Facts & EdTech in Developing Countries

Dyslexia Fact Y: Dyslexics have excellent comprehension of the stories read or told them.

Despite having difficulty with the use and processing of linguistic and symbolic codes, as well as alphabetic letters representing speech sounds, dyslexics are generally great at understanding storylines.
We have been posting the alphabet of dyslexia facts on our Instagram account for some time now and we are about to reach the final fact, fact Z, so stay tuned and follow us on Instagram here.

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On Your Marks, Get Set, School!

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Ready, Set, Go! Get Ready for the School Start

The summer holidays are sadly coming to an end. The adventurous days with family and friends, the long summer evenings outdoors and the enjoyable sleep in the next morning have made the last few weeks really great. So that nothing stands in the way of a successful re-entry into the school life, we have some tips for you.

Organisation, Organisation, Organisation!

Pencils sharpened, coloured pencils, ruler and protractor are ready, the first day of school is here! A new classroom, schoolbooks and unknown faces – a new school year always brings some changes and some challenges. The best way to support your child is to ensure that everything is prepared and organised to allow the first days to run as smoothly as possible.

Step one: Make sure that they have the necessary school supplies.

Step two: Clarify when any extracurricular activities take place and hang up the new timetable in a visible place in your home.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia and the Brain & Physical Exercise and ADHD

Dyscalculia And The Brain

This guest article by Dr. Karin Kucian, the associate professor at the Centre for MR-Research at the Zurich University Children’s Hospital, got a lot of attention on our social media platforms. Even though the article was first published in 2016, it remains an essential piece of information today. In the article, Dr. Kucian explored how the change in brain functions and anatomy relate to developmental dyscalculia from a neuro-scientifical perspective. Follow the link if you haven’t read it yet.

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