Join The Dyscalculia Support Group!

A few weeks back we were asked through Dyscalculia Blog about online support groups for adults with dyscalculia. I found a great group on Facebook that could possible help, but this was not its main focus. So we decided to set up our own Facebook group, where we can support each other, ask questions, post helpful resources and talk all things dyscalculiaic whether is about you child or yourself!

Dyscalculia can affect anyone and this is a great starting point as a lot of people are discovering that they have dyscalculia late in life and they realise all the struggles it caused them. They are unsure how to tackle these difficulties and it can be hard to find useful information, but now we can help each other using this Dyscalculia Support Group as a tool.

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IMPROVING LIVES: Autism And Learning Difficulties

Last week we were in Manchester at Improving Lives: Autism and Learning Difficulties, a conference by Open Forum Events. It was a true eye-opener and gave us a true understanding of current thinking on the topics from a huge list of expert speakers who have an incredible amount of first-hand experience and knowledge. Not only were there many professionals at the event, but people also shared their amazing and inspiring success stories that showed us how it can be made possible and what needs to be done for a better future of neurodiversity. In this article we have highlighted some of the talks from the event, it was difficult to choose, as the day was crammed with incredible presentations.

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Dyscalculia & 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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Upcoming Conference: Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety

Upcoming Conference: Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety

Dyscalculia conferences do not come around too frequently. For readers who can make it to the U.K., more specifically to Longborough, early bird tickets are still available for Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety in Further and Higher Education.

When: 12 April 2017

This is a one-day conference focusing on dyscalculia and maths anxiety in further and higher education. The program presents recent research in the field as well as draws on developments and a number of case studies.

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Homeschooling & Dyscalculia

Homeschooling & Dyscalculia

While some dyscalculics receive the support and intervention they need from their teachers and therapists, others struggle with their schools’ lack of resources or awareness. In the latter case, parents of dyscalculic children may consider homeschooling if this is a legal option where they live.

Homeschooling is a challenge and a commitment, but for some families it offers an alternative way to educate their children when more traditional schooling methods are failing. Though some homeschoolers may include religious education in their curriculum, the number of secular homeschoolers is growing. The main drive for homeschooling parents across the board remains offering their children the best learning experience they can provide. Read more

Our Dyscalculia Forums

Our Dyscalculia Forums

Introducing the community for dyscalculics, parents, teachers, therapists: the Dyscalculia Blog forums!

Just opened to our readers, the forums are a space for discussion, for learning, for support. Please feel free to introduce yourself to other readers and also to let us know what you think of the forums and the blog in general. As we mention in the general discussion forum:

We want the blog readers to shape this community, to make this into a forum that lets their voices be heard. Please share your ideas as to what the site should be, what content on the blog resonates you, what types of interactions you are looking for in the forums. (Register now to start posting)

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