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Tips for Supporting a Student with Dyscalculia – Steve Chinn

Thanks Steve Chinn of Maths Explained for this post.

Steve also has several books with practical strategies to help with math and dyscalculia. There’s The Trouble with Maths and an eagerly awaited Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics – 4th Edition which is now available on pre-order! Thanks, Steve!

Tip 1. Watch and listen.

Tip 2. Be empathetic (especially […]

Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

When researchers compared high IQ and average test subjects in a learning paradigm, the results were surprising. In some areas high IQ individuals work less, as might be expected by the idea that higher IQ people have more efficient brains for learning tasks, but in other areas, high IQ brains were working harder. When were […]
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How to Help a Dyslexic Student in a General Education Classroom – Part I

From the Connecticut Longitudinal Study, up to 1 in 6 students are dyslexic, but only a minority of these students will be found in special education classrooms. What does this mean for regular classroom teachers?

1. Get Basic Facts about Dyslexia – Dyslexic students ARE in your classroom, although you may not have identified them and […]

Shakespeare and Dyslexia – Making Words Physical [Premium]

Today is National Shakespeare Day, and dyslexia and Shakespeare have been on our minds. We recently mentioned that Lloyd Everitt (yes, he’s dyslexic) is the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s own Globe Theater. But we’ve also been thinking about Shakespeare recently because, on our trip down to California, we had the pleasure of […]
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UNESCO – MGIEP and Dyslexic Advantage – New Education About Dyslexia for the World

 How nice! – Dyslexic Advantage has been asked by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Development Organization – Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development to speak to the teachers gathering for a “Difference Learning” workshop in New Delhi in April. The workshop will include teachers from 980 government schools […]

Your Brain on Math Anxiety

This is your brain with math anxiety.

In children as young as 7 years old, researchers found that activation in areas such as the amygdala and hippocampus were seen in children who had high math anxiety. The amydala and hippocampus are areas of the brain associated with fear condition and negative emotions.

The children were given […]

What Every Teacher Should Know – The Answer Might Surprise You

At this year’s Dyslexic Advantage Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation*, we had the pleasure of talking with Bill Mankins, an expert in military intelligence. That weekend we asked everyone what advice they would give to teachers, and Bill expressed his point especially well:

Bill has his own remarkable story about his career in military intelligence which we’ll […]