DYSCALCULIA AND OTHER Ds: SpLD Central, Thursday June 29th 2017

DYSCALCULIA AND OTHER Ds: SpLD Central, Thursday June 29th 2017

On 29th June 2017 Crossbow Education host the third SpLD Central conference and exhibition, at Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire, UK. The keynote speaker this year is Prof Steve Chinn, who will be presenting the two morning sessions on dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties. Prof. Chinn has lectured and provided INSETs and CPD in some 30 countries worldwide and has been a keynote speaker at many major conferences. He set up the first Post Graduate Certificate course in the UK for maths and dyslexia which was accredited by the BDA for the AMBDA (Numeracy). The course was validated by MMU (4 Masters modules at M level) and was delivered for 4 years under Mark College’s Beacon School funding.

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Weekly Roundup: 10 Years of Dybuster & Math Anxiety

Dybuster Celebrates its 10th Birthday!

I know it’s hard to believe but Dybuster is 10! It all started on the 22nd May 2007 it sent in the post its first 23 software packages. Since then the Dybuster programs have gained over 100,000 users, which is a monumental achievement from those first 23 packages!

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Dybuster Celebrates its 10th Birthday!

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10 Successful Years of Helping Children With Learning Disabilities

On the 22nd May 2007 Dybuster, a spin-off from ETH Zurich, sent in the post its first 23 software packages. Since then the Dybuster programs have gained over 100,000 users, which is a monumental achievement from those first 23 packages! Dybuster is constantly researching and developing to offer better user experience for our costumers. With the update of our software on the cloud, you can be at the forefront of educational assistive technology. We are delighted to bring this technology to the needs of children, so they can overcome their learning difficulties with this little extra help.

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Weekly Roundup: Top 5 Posts on Dyslexia & Learning to Read After 30

Dybusters Top 5 Blog Posts on Dyslexia

Just like we did with our top 5 dyscalculia posts, we scoured our blog posts earlier last week, but this time for the top dyslexia posts as chosen by you! We shared our top 5 picks based on number of visits and what search terms led readers to a specific post, which tells us a bit about what information, you, our reader, is looking for!

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Dybuster’s Top 5 Blog Posts on Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that results in reading and writing difficulties. Dyslexia is found in populations around the world but rates can be particularly high in countries where the written language uses irregular spelling or features combinations of letters with different sound possibilities. English is full of these combinations (such as the ou in cough and through) as well as different spellings that all make the same sound (such as the o sound in stole, coal, and bowl). It is estimated that 15% of the U.S. population suffers from dyslexia.

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Weekly Roundup: Conferences & Unidentified Dyslexia

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Upcoming Dyscalculia & EdTech Conferences of 2017

Last week Dybuster’s learning programs were discussed at the conference Les Recontres de l’Orme 2017, Frances national rendezvous for digital education and cultural actors: educational policy-makers, researchers, teachers, publishers and industrialists, local authorities and associations.

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Weekly Roundup: Top 5 Dyscalculia Posts & What Special Education Teachers Wish You Knew

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Our Top 5 Blog Posts on Dyscalculia

Earlier last week we scoured our blog posts on dyscalculia to find the most helpful posts for you, our readers! We shared our top 5 picks based on number of visits and what search terms led readers to a specific post, which tells us a bit about what information, you the reader is looking for!

The top 5 cover: helping adults with math difficulties, famous dyscalculics, what it is like to have dyscalculia, the secret behind Ikea’s furniture names and homeschooling and dyscalculia.

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Our Top 5 Blog Posts on Dyscalculia

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Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that causes those who have it to struggle with numbers and math.

Though gradually gaining in exposure, dyscalculia remains less well-known than dyslexia, a learning difference affecting the ability to map written to spoken language. Our blog aims to increase awareness of dyscalculia and point readers to further resources and information.

This week we have researched which of our blog posts on dyscalculia have proved most helpful to readers. We would like to share our top 5 picks based on number of visits and what search terms led readers to a specific post, which tells us a bit about what information the readers were looking for.

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Weekly Roundup: The Dyslexic Professor & How the Orthograph Learning Games Help you with Dyslexia?

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Going public as a dyslexic Professor

In this article from the Times Higher Education, Nigel Lockett speaks about having dyslexia as a professor and the struggles he overcame with his determination to be an academic. He points out the problem of labelling dyslexia as a disability when in fact he says that it is not a learning difficulty, rather a learning difference and how universities should focus less on what dyslexic people can’t do and more on what they can.

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Weekly Roundup: Parenting Dyslexia & Neurodiversity: The Gains for Employers

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Lessons in Life: Parenting Dyslexia

This week we had a wonderful guest author John Hicks from Sprint Plus a great resource for dyslexic readers and writers. His article covers his personal experience as a parent and his daughter’s struggles with reading, writing, the challenges of higher education and the emotional roller coaster that comes with it.

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