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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6 tips to make math fun!

Most children find mathematics interesting and to encourage their interest is simpler than you think, as mathematics is a big part of everyday life. In this article we are offering you some ideas, how to create a playful link between mathematics and daily routine.

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Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the NHS.

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An important step has been taken by British citizens who started a petition aiming to make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

Today a cost of such test costs around £500, which is not affordable for many British families. While schools may help with the costs of a test if they believe one is necessary, they are not obliged to do so. Therefore many young British children are not diagnosed at a young age, leading them to have difficulties while learning, feeling discouraged and in some cases being bullied by their classmates.

Diagnosing learning disabilities at an early age needs to be a national goal and would help many children and avoid mental health issues in the future.

If you are eligible, please don’t to forget to sign the petition here.

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Discover the ew Dyscalculia Blog!

We are excited to announce our new blog and resource for dyscalculics: Dyscalculia Blog!

After a year of writing articles on dyscalculia for our company blog, we realized this content would be better served on a platform of its own. This way readers searching for information on dyscalculics can find what they need quickly without having to hunt through the dyslexia and edtech articles on this blog.

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New Large-Scale Study Confirms Effectiveness of Calcularis

Calcularis, our software for dyscalculia, has been evaluated in smaller studies which clearly showed that the software was beneficial for increasing children’s proficiency in math. A large-scale study has now been completed in Germany with over one hundred children participating. The study looked at the software’s effects on students in general, rather than focusing on children with learning differences such as dyscalculia.

Child working with Dybuster software. Dybuster developed Calcularis, software for training math skills and to aid dyscalculics.

Child working with Dybuster software. Dybuster developed Calcularis, software for training math skills and to aid dyscalculics.

The results of the study determined that the software increased children’s mathematical abilities and were published on 2 June in Frontiers in Psychology.

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Weekly roundup: resources for dyslexia, dyscalculia

resources for dyslexia and dyscalculia

Resources for dyslexia and dyscalculia

This week’s roundup focuses on resources for both dyslexia and dyscalculia. We hope you find them useful! Please feel free to share your own favorite resources in the comments.

Books on dyslexia

We asked readers for their favorite books on dyslexia, wanting to know what reading material could be helpful for dyslexics or parents and teachers of dyslexics. Twitter follower Infinite Me came through with a recommendation for The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock L. Eide, Fernette Eide, calling the book “an inspiring read”.

What books have you read on dyslexia or dyscalculia that you found useful or inspiring? Leave a comment and let us and other readers know!

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Upcoming dyslexia and dyscalculia conferences 2016

Upcoming conferences on dyslexia and dyscalculia

Conferences provide a way to connect with other learning differences professionals or with fellow parents of children with dyslexia or dyscalculia.

Looking to connect with other dyslexia and dyscalculia therapists, educators, psychologists? Or wanting to exchange experiences with other parents of children with learning disabilities? There are a number of conferences coming up in 2016 focused on dyslexia and dyscalculia. For more information have a look at the list below.

The Dyslexia Guild Annual Summer Conference: 29/30 June

Coming up soon in Hertfordshire in the U.K.: the annual summer conference organized by Dyslexia Action. Intended for educators, the conference aims to introduce the most recent research on language development and to provide information on specialist topics such as assistive technology.

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Our top 5 blog posts on dyscalculia

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

Our top blog posts on dyscalculia. Find out more about this learning difference that causes difficulty in solving math problems.

Our top blog posts on dyscalculia. Read on to find out about this learning difference that causes difficulty in solving math problems.

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.

1. Dyscalculics: the famous, the successful, the inspiring

Our top post focuses on well-known dyscalculics, leading us to think that there is a need for spotlighting dyscalculic role models. Singer Cher and actress Mary Tyler Moore make the list of famous people with dyscalculia.

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Educational Technology for Learning Disabilities: Dybuster LinkedIn discussion group

dybuster linkedin educational technology for learning disabilities

Looking for discussion and debate on educational topics? Like to keep up-to-date on educational technology? Or maybe you want to share your knowledge and experiences regarding learning differences?

We’ve launched a LinkedIn discussion group to addresses all of these needs and more. With new members added weekly, we hope the group will provide information and resources, professional networking, and food for thought.

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Video tutorial for Calcularis, software for dyscalculia

Calcularis includes seventeen different learning games, all them designed to help students with dyscalculia improve their math and number skills. The software selects which games will help a student learn best, based on that child’s strengths and problem areas.

The games work to develop a user’s number processing abilities and grasp of a mental number line, such as in the Landing Game where a falling cone must be landed as close as possible to the target number on a number line. Other games allow students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The Shelves Game, for example, breaks multiplication down into repeated additions.

For a quick introduction to Calcularis, check out the video below. You can also try the software for free on our website.

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