If you are already familiar with Dyslexia, it is easier to understand the things that happen when you have Dyscalculia. Although they are very different, here is an overview of where you see how it affects people similarly.
Yes we will most likely all make some New Year’s resolutions but today I don’t want to talk about the “loose weight” or “move more” kind of resolution, today I want to highlight the need to support your student in their troubles with math.
Too many excuses are generally made for troubles that students experience in class with math.
“Math is just not their thing”, “They are still very playful”, “They’ll grow into it”, “This is just not a topic they are interested in”.
All excuses that could mask a genuine issue with the math learning for your student. This can lead to them not liking going to math class and create anxieties.
You want to know exactly what is happening and if there would be the need for additional support.
So take advantage of our online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test and make it your New Year’s resolution to find out what is going on. The test is priced at only $27.50 make it accessible for most. Shortly after completing the test an approximate five page report is emailed to you.
See the test at https://DyscalculiaTesting.com
– New module for the Dyscalculia Tutor Training
– Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test improved
– Advent Calendar online
Exciting news from our Dyscalculia Tutor Training
We have finished a new Module: Dyscalculia Tutoring Geometry Concepts 1-4
This is now ready for enrollment.
To celebrate this launch and Small Business Saturday we have a coupon code for you for 15% off ending Monday December 2nd. Use coupon code: SBS (the coupon code will be applied in your final checkout)
Access the new Module HERE
Access the Dyscalculia Training Center with all available courses HERE
The completion of this module means that our Dyscalculia Tutor Training nears completion
In the training now available are:
Dyscalculia Tutor Training 1-1
Dyscalculia Tutoring Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages (module #1-2)
Dyscalculia Tutoring Algebra concepts in a visual way (module #1-3)
Dyscalculia Tutoring Geometry Concepts (modules #1-4)
We are working hard on the completion of our final module: Graphs, Charts, and Data Analysis (module #1-5)
Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test updated and improved
The navigation of the Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test has been dramatically improved.
In the new system you can still do a Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test and get a report emailed to you within a short period after finishing the Test.
Now you can make an account and get the Test resend to you.
Also you may now take a break as the Test will save your work at some points, wait until the system tells you it is ok to take a break.
With your account you can now order regular tests to see any improvement and have them all available to you in your account.
In the background we have improved and added more flexibility so that Dr Schreuder can send you custom tests of several modules.
As always, reduced prices exist for those who order more than 10 in any one year, email us for details.
You can access the new Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test at https://DyscalculiaTesting.com
2019 Advent Calendar online now
As last year we have a nice advent calendar for you to use with your students during the December month.
Access the calendar at Advent.DyscalculiaServices.com
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas,
Looking forward to another year of creating awareness, communication, research and remediation of Dyscalculia.
Dr. Anneke Schreuder PhD
The year has started, the first ERB testing has been done, the first report cards are around the corner.
We are celebrating Learning Disabilities month, so all reasons to do a check in with your student and see if there are any problems with math.
For the teachers among you we have a coupon code for $10 off our Dyscalculia Awareness Training until the end of October, use coupon code LDA, the training is available at http://DyscalculiaAware.org
For the parents our recommendation would be to make sure you check as soon as you think there is any chance of a larger issue with math than the regular struggles. You can do the free check list in the left navigation panel of this page (free registration required) or you can do the more comprehensive Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test at https://DyscalculiaTesting.com
Let’s make sure we got this covered and discovered before the end of the year and we can make plans on what to do going forward in the new year. As always don’t hesitate to call us at 832 377 8373 with any questions or email DrSchreuder@dyscalculiaservices.com
The summer is a great time to make sure your children are up to the challenges of the next school year and the Math they will encounter in their next grade.
Even if they did fine last year, it is important to keep those skills current over the summer months.
Do the Summer Math Assignment together with your child without giving the answers to see if there are any gaps in math facts knowledge or conceptual understanding. Check out your child’s school website to see which math program will be used next year and find the book in the library or download a starter chapter or ‘Get Ready’ chapter and go over that together with your child in the same way: don’t give the answers, but talk about what s/he already knows about these type of questions and how you could solve it. Use small objects (pennies, paperclips, buttons, Lego blocks etc.) to model the problem and solve by playing it out hands-on
Check for learning disabilities
Dyscalculia is the Math Learning Disability that often gets overlooked by teachers and parents. It is an inborn disability that makes it hard to do basic math. Make sure your children do not have any of the symptoms. Many children show the hallmark signs of a math LD for several years without being identified and having to go without help. You can check it with our free screener HERE (free registration required), or you can do the online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test HERE, or you can contact us for a full Dyscalculia assessment.
Make sure you keep their math skills current with games and playful everyday life activities
During summer there is more time for building activities, so get out the blocks and Lego’s. Engage the children in talking about how much the shopping will add up to and ask to help you in adjusting measurements in recipes for more or less people. Talk about how many chores they need to do to get enough money for a desired item. Estimating is important too, so together make an estimate about the driving times related to the distance to sport facilities, camps, and your summer location and check it with the actual driving time. Keeping score and comparing scores in their favorite sport is another activity that shows math is useful and all around us. Also connecting with math in a fun, positive way can ease away any math anxiety.
Last, but not least, you can download our guide to prevent the summer slide HERE and regularly engage them in playful activities and games that will ensure they don’t lose the math skills they worked so hard for to acquire last year. Have fun with math!