– 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 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
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!
Children enjoy a long summer vacation and play a lot of
internet games on their own. Still they are on the lookout to have fun playing fun math and thinking
games with other kids or adults.
Did you know kids
lose on average 10 weeks of math
knowledge over the summer? Usually referred to as the ‘Math Slide’. There are many fun filled math summer camps that
focus on math concepts using games and riddles instead of math facts. You can
take action at home too: keep the patterns, shapes and numbers going to make
sure kids love math. Enjoy playing board games, card games, dice, and domino
games. Kids love to discuss their best strategies and to keep score, a math
activity in itself.
Download our free Guide to prevent the “Summer-Slide” Click HERE
You are not alone. about 4% to 6% of children will have a math learning disability or Dyscalculia. They will need all the help they can get to work on their math homework.
Specifically for parents in this situation we have recorded videos from Dr. Schreuder explaining how children learn, what good approaches will be and how to work successfully with the best manipulatives to give them that extra that they need.
Also included are about 150 pages of downloadable templates, activities and games. You can access this at MomsTeachMath.com (funny name but our experience is that indeed the Moms end up with the daily homework duties)
It is hard to recognize a learning disability in your child. Many parents do not want to see it, many parents eventually see it late.
HERE is a nice short cheat sheet with the symptoms to look for.
We all want the best for our children and one of the ways to ensure they get the support they deserve in school is to be on the lookout for signs that may indicate something is going on. If you are not sure, TEST, it can never hurt.
You can do a FREE Dyscalculia Screener/Checklist here in the left navigation bar(free registration required)
Or at DyscalculiaTesting.com you can do a more comprehensive Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test for $27.50. This will give you a five page report by email with lots of information.