Top 5 Dyscalculia Videos

This week we have searched high and low for the five best videos on dyscalculia and here they are!

 

1. My world without numbers – Line Rothmann

At number one we have the fantastic Tedx Talk from Line Rothmann. She has dyscalculia and tells us of what is like and what quirky systems she developed to get on in a world that is largely based on numbers.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia Is Very Treatable & New Eye Tracking Diagnosis

Dyslexia Is Very Treatable. So Why Aren’t We Helping More Kids?

This American article hits some points that are all to recognisable globally, such as dyslexia being widely recognised yet it can go undiagnosed and untreated. The wbur.org article goes on to explain that there is a disconnect between what we know about dyslexia and how we treat it as even when evaluations identify underlying language disorders consistent with dyslexia, the intervention is often not early enough, not appropriate, insufficiently individualised or intensive enough. This is an all too familiar story, but how do we change this?

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Ruskin Mill Trust

Re-imagining Potential

This week we have a guest post from the Ruskin Mill Trust a brilliant organisation who provide specialised bespoke teaching with a focus on practical skills as a form of therapeutic education. This form of education can be beneficial for those with a learning difficulty and certainly will help any student gain the self-confidence to find their place in the world.

‘The measure of success for a student at one of our Ruskin Mill Trust colleges is as wide and diverse as the range of issues and conditions experienced by the young people themselves.’

This is how Aonghus Gordon, the Founder and Executive Chair of Ruskin Mill Trust (RMT), introduced a recent talk about the Vision and Method of RMT, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education.

 Mr. Gordon described three short case studies to show something of the diverse range of outcomes achieved by students at RMT colleges. The first, a student who experiences elective mutism and who continues not to talk who has now learned to express herself confidently through various alternative means of communication. The second, related to a story of a young man who, before attending a RMT college, had been through a series of placement breakdowns and had been a serial non-attender. The student progressed to attending college daily and engaging well with his Study Programme despite always struggling to start the day on time. For the final case study, Mr. Gordon spoke about a student who began his course at a RMT college with no qualifications who has recently graduated from university.

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Weekly Roundup: Sight Words & What Teachers Need To Know.

Dyslexia Fact J: Dyslexics Often Struggle To Read Small “Sight” Words Such As “that,” “an,” “in.” 

Our Instagram post ‘Dyslexia Fact J’ touched on the subject on sight words. Sight words are very common small words and they have unusual spelling patterns and so cannot be sounded out using basic phonic knowledge and cannot be represented using pictures. So sight words are tricky things for a dyslexic and its good for anyone to memorise them by sight and sound, this is a subject we will be going into more depth with in the near future!

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Top 5 Dyslexia Ted Talks

1. Aditi Shankardass – A Second Opinion On Learning Disorders

Aditi Shankardass looks at developmental disorders in children, which are typically diagnosed through the observation of the child’s behaviour. She suggests that it is necessary to not stop there and also study brain reactions. She tells a story of misdiagnosis and how correcting these have transformed children’s lives.

 

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Weekly Roundup: School Uses Dybuster Software With All Ages & Dyscalculia

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Emmen School Uses Dybuster Software With All Ages

This week we had a post about Emmen School in Switzerland, which has been using Dybuster software with students of all ages for some time now. This public school is a combined primary and secondary school so their students are from several age groups. The school is a key example of caring for the range of needs their students may have. In this article you will find out who uses Dybuster’s software and what benefits the students and teachers gained.

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Dyscalculia: After The Diagnosis

If you or your child have just been diagnosed with dyscalculia, the first question you might ask is: “So now what?”

We’ve put together a list of online resources that can help guide you through the post-diagnosis phase. Ready?

Let’s start the journey:

Quick overview

If you need some quick guidance on what to expect and what steps to take, have a look this resource from Understood: My Child Was Just Diagnosed With Dyscalculia Now What?

The article takes the reader through nine steps on what do after a child has been diagnosed with dyscalculia. From exploring therapies to liaising with schools, to how to talk to the child itself, the article provides concrete tips on these and more issues.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia And Diagnosis & Specialist Teachers

Do You Have Dyscalculia And How Do You Get A Diagnosis?

Discovering that you have a learning difficulty such as dyscalculia can be life changing. Imagine that you have struggled with maths all your life, believing that it is all down to you being unintelligent, which in turn made you loose confidence in yourself and perhaps was holding you back from your ambitions. What if this all was caused by a learning difficulty that you could’ve got help with? This is happening to a lot of adults, as awareness of dyscalculia is relatively new. If you have had difficulties with maths then this article may be for you as it gives advice on where and how to get a diagnosis.

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Weekly Roundup: Dybuster In Schools & Signs Of Dyslexia

Using Dybuster software in the classroom.

Using Dybuster software in the classroom.

The Schools That Use Dybuster Software: Fehraltdorf

This week we shared a post part of a series of articles written last year that covered some of the schools using our software. All of these schools use Calcularis and Orthograph to help their pupils to overcome their difficulties with numeracy and literacy, whether they have a learning disability or not. In this particular post we write about the school Fehraltdorf, Switzerland. The article tells you all about the school and how they have benefited from the software answering questions such as: how is the software used in the school? And Are teachers satisfied with Dybuster Orthograph and Calcularis?

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Greater Manchester Dyslexia Workshop

Last week we were part of a very exciting workshop in Manchester, hosted by Roger Broadbent from the Dyslexia Institute UK. The workshop was full of exciting ideas on how to help people who struggle with dyslexia in the Greater Manchester area and beyond. Dybuster was invited to the event to talk about our software Calcularis, software aimed at challenging the difficulties that come with dyscalculia and mathematical anxieties. We spoke about the lesser-known learning difficulty dyscalculia, the problems that come with it in everyday life and how Calcularis can be used to help overcome it.

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