Now I’m sure every parent goes through the stressful shift from primary school to high school and the fears of this change being to much for their child, but there is extra pressure for those with children that have learning difficulties. This is because there will always be a difference between the support your child received at primary school and what’s available at the high school. So we have prepared a list of recommended resources that are suitable for this transition period and for supporting your child throughout their time in high school.
- ‘TES’ is always a good place to look for any resource you may need, but this collection is also especially for those with dyscalculia. These are not just for teachers; they are useful for those homeschooling or even just that little bit of extra after school or weekend boost for your child.
- ‘Helping With Math’ is another good site for all your mathematical resources, this site is especially great because of huge collection of exercises available for free, and while the resources may not be the most beautiful, they are extremely useful.
- ‘Dybuster Calcularis’ learning software lays a secure foundation for mathematics and is suitable for use at home and school. It represents a unique way of assisting the brain in essential learning and maturation processes and helps tackle mathematical anxieties and dyscalculia, best of all you can try it out for free here.
- ‘Overcoming Difficulties with Number: Supporting Dyscalculia and Students Who Struggle with Maths’ – This little maths book with CD is highly recommended and seems to be just the ticket for anyone interested in homeschooling, even though it is not free.
- ‘Dyscalculia Screener and Guidance, Helping you Identify Pupils with Dyscalculic Tendencies’ – This for the professionals out there: teachers, assessment coordinators and SENCOs. It is an ideal tool used for screening an entire year group and comes with a handbook full of practical tips and guidance.
- ‘IPSEA’ (Independent Parental Special Education Advice) is full of resources of all kinds to help families get the right education for their children and it’s the perfect place to get advice whether you have problems with schools or disability discrimination.