Live Webinar on August 3: Quelling Math Anxiety: How to Identify and Effectively Teach Students with Dyscalculia
Register below for this free expert webinar to learn how to identify and teach students with dyscalculia, on August 3 at 1 pm ET.
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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.
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
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.
Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
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