“Quelling Math Anxiety: How to Identify and Effectively Teach Students with Dyscalculia” [Video Replay & Podcast #366]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#366), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on August 3, 2021.

Episode Description

Dyscalculia is a learning disability that makes it difficult to do math and tasks that involve math. It often leads to math anxiety — in students and even adults. It is not understood as well as dyslexia, but some experts believe dyscalculia is just as common. Children with ADHD symptoms are at higher risk for math difficulties compared to their neurotypical peers. They may not understand quantities or concepts like biggest vs. smallest or effectively apply principles to solve math problems.

Students with dyscalculia are often lost in the math classroom. They may be hopping ahead of their peers in reading and writing, but dread being embarrassed in math class. This webinar explains why even good math instruction “doesn’t stick” for the dyscalculic learner, and how to optimally engage at-risk students and achieve deep understanding of math concepts. Expert Renee Hamilton-Newman discusses the characteristics and origins of developmental math disorders, how certain methods and materials present challenges to LD students, and which tools and strategies reach the hard to teach.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Identify dyscalculia in the classroom and at home
  • Identify deficient micro-skills that impair learning
  • Differentiate between inattention and failure to engage
  • Identify and prevent math anxiety
  • Instruct in the language of mathematics
  • Enhance deep understanding, mental flexibility, and logical reasoning
  • Equip students with relevant tools and strategies for understanding and reasoning about numbers in context and in symbols.

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Read More on Math Anxiety

What Is Dyscalculia? Math Learning Disability Overview

When Math Just Doesn’t Add Up: Understanding Dyscalculia

Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on August 3, 2021, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Renee Hamilton-Newman is founder and president of Dyscalculia.org, a global nonprofit providing information, support, diagnostics, and training to optimize outcomes for those with significant learning difficulties with math, reading, and writing. Renee has master’s degrees in Instructional Design and Special Education. She has a specialist certificate in Distance Education from University of Wisconsin, and certificates in LD diagnosis, dyslexia, remedial reading, writing, mathematics, and data privacy and security. |See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

“Excellent information – love that the speaker has dyscalculia herself.”

“As a teacher I gained new resources and strategies to supplement my Math teaching. Even though some of my students may not be formally diagnosed with dyscalculia, all this will certainly support their learning challenges.”

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