Do you have Dyscalculia and how do you get a Diagnosis?

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Recently someone got in touch with us through the blog about how to get a diagnosis of dyscalculia, more specifically for adults. The person who contacted us as with many others has lived their life believing that their difficulties with maths was all their fault, this is largely due to the dyscalculia only being recognised fairly recently and so a lot of people went undiagnosed. Finding out that it is a real learning difficulty is a great relief for them, its also not just a relief but a chance to find a way to challenge dyscalculia because once you know you have it you can treat it.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia-Global Resources & Handwriting

by EJ Hassenfratz

Dyscalculia Resources Around the World

A top post this week with global dyscalculia resources! It is always important to remember that this condition affects people around the world and information on dyscalculia may not be fully available in every language. In this article we list some top sites in various languages covering the subject of dyscalculia and difficulties with math in the hope that we will make it easier for this information to be found!

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Top 5 Myths of Dyscalculia & Dyslexia

http://guillellano.com/All kids who reverse their b’s & d’s or their numbers have dyslexia or dyscalculia.

Failure to read or do maths is often more to do with the nature of teaching rather than the nature of the child. A child will not develop dyslexia or dyscalculia because he has trouble reading.

Multi-sensory exercises can help struggling students to strengthen their brain activity, but this will not cure their dyslexia or dyscalculia.

It is also not a dietary problem. No amount of healthy green juices, or other wholesome foods will reverse the conditions, but that does not mean you can eat unhealthily! In fact a healthy diet can improve your concentration and may help you control the conditions, so keep eating those greens, its and seeds!

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Dyscalculia & Maths Resources for Adults

It can be difficult to find much about or for adults on the subject of dyscalculia, previously the Dyscalculia Blog had a great guest post from educator Sarah Jarvis covering the topic of Helping Adults with Mathematical Learning Difficulties, which is a great introduction to the subject if you have not read it yet.

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Our Top 5 Blog Posts on Dyscalculia

Numbers falling down in front of woman's face Dyscalculia

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 Maths 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 New 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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