Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Facts & Celebrities With Learning Difficulties

Dyscalculia Blog’s Facts on Instagram

The Dyscalculia Blog shares weekly facts to our new-ish Instagram account; the Instagram has not been active long so give us a like and a follow! If you also happen to have any ideas or questions why not give a comment and we’ll do our best to give you the most up to date answers.

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Weekly Roundup: Visual Arithmetic & Dyscalculia, After Diagnosis

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Hands Up! Why We Should Promote Visual Arithmetic

Hands up! This article takes you through why counting with your fingers and other visual devices is very important the development in children’s understanding of maths. We believe that using your hands to count should not be seen as an embarrassing but should be embraced as a positive action that improves calculation.

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Weekly Roundup: Events & Learning to Read in Later Life.

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This Weeks Top Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Events

Just a little reminder that we keep a weekly updated calendar of dyslexia, dyscalculia and EdTech events across the UK and sometimes further afield! We’d like to try to have a comprehensive list of everything that’s happening, so if we have missed your event we would love to hear from you!

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Weekly Roundup: Comorbidity & Music In Exams

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Dyscalculia And Dyslexia In Adults: Cognitive Bases Of Comorbidity

This article covers the co-occurrence or comorbidity of dyscalculia and dyslexia. According to this paper there is a 40% chance that if you have dyslexia, you will also have dyscalculia. The causes and consequences of this comorbidity are poorly understood and require further research. The evidence so far is that dyscalculia and dyslexia remain cognitively independent from each other in adulthood, yet they share some domain-general impairments, such as poor verbal short term memory span.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia And Technology & Tailored Education

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What Is Dyscalculia And How Can Technology Help With Its Symptoms?

In this article we take you through what dyscalculia is, what the symptoms are, how to get a diagnosis and what treatment you can have. Technology certainly has its place in helping you cope with your learning difficulties and software can be found with just a quick search from your mobile phone. Apps such as Calcularis have been proven to help train the brain of dyscalculia sufferers to be more flexible and create alternative neurological paths, this enables a person to work with their dyscalculia and enhance their brains processing power.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia, Dyslexia Myths & Cognitive Skills

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Top 5 Myths Of Dyscalculia & Dyslexia

Myths about learning difficulties are quite widespread and raising awareness is the only way to dispel these false claims. Here in this article we run through the top five myths about dyslexia and dyscalculia, do you know them?

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Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia Animation & Set Up To Be Failures?

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We’re Setting Dyslexic Children Up To Feel Like Failures

Are children with dyslexia set up for failure in the current education system? This article raises a lot of points on how dyslexics have a big disadvantage in exams and our schools don’t have the resources to give them the help they need. In the article a teacher takes you through their day and gives examples of why they think the current system is failing dyslexic pupils.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Conferences & Women And Dyslexia

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Upcoming Dyscalculia & EdTech Conferences Of 2018

We have compiled a list of 2018’s dyscalculia & EdTech conferences! For now the list is relatively short as more events are to be announced in the next coming months.

Do you know of any dyscalculia & EdTech related conferences or symposiums? Comment with details about it and we can help promote and raise awareness of these events!

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia & The Brain

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Dyscalculia And The Brain

This article from the Dyscalculia Blog is a guest post from PD Dr. Karin Kucian, associate professor at the Centre for MR-Research of the University Children’s Hospital of Zurich. Dr. Kucian explores changes in brain function and brain anatomy, how these relate to developmental dyscalculia and what new knowledge has arisen from this research.

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Weekly Roundup: Website Accessibility & Virtual Reality

Websites Need To Be More Accessible

This week we wrote about accessibility on the internet especially on blogs, we have highlighted the difficulties in improving accessibility and where you can find helpful plugins for your sites. The article covers the need for a multi-sensory internet and the possibility of this enhancing peoples lives.

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