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Free Webinar Replay: Understanding Dyscalculia: Is It Math Anxiety or a Learning Disability?

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn the common signs of dyscalculia with Daniel Ansari, Ph.D.

 

Dyscalculia is a life-long condition that makes math-related tasks arduous and even painful. Though it’s nearly as common as dyslexia (roughly 7% of U.S. students have dyscalculia), this learning disability is neither well known nor fully understood. Students with dyscalculia may struggle with various math concepts and tasks. They may not understand quantities or concepts like biggest vs. smallest. They may not understand that the numeral 5 is the same as the word five. So what are the most common signs of dyscalculia? How can you help a child who is struggling with it? Here, learn about supports and strategies to help students with dyscalculia.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  1. How number skills develop in early childhood
  2. The key building blocks of early numeracy
  3. New ways of assessing numerical skills in early education
  4. Signs and symptoms of mathematical learning difficulties
  5. The overlap between different learning difficulties
  6. The role of gender in the development of numerical and mathematical skills
  7. The role of math anxiety in numeracy development

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Daniel Ansari, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of psychology and the Brain & Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory (www.numericalcognition.org). Ansari received his Ph.D. from University College London in 2003. Ansari has a keen interest in exploring connections between cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and education, and served as the President of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES) from 2014-2016. Ansari has received early career awards from the Society of Research in Child Development, the American Psychological Association as well as the Government of Ontario.

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  1. My daughter is 10 years old and will be entering 5th grade. She has an IEP with the designation of OHI with the diagnosis of ADHD and anxiety. She just had her tri yearly evaluations to see if she still qualifies for services and she does.
    However due to her writting and math comprehension is severly behind, ibhabe been concerned she has dyscalcula and dysgraphia. Thisbyear she was givennthe WISC for her cognitive testing, while 3 yeara prior she was giving the DAS. The scores are not similar at all.
    Is it possible for my daughter to have dyscalculia if her WISC index scores are within average range? Is there a way to look at individual subtest test scores to see a discrepancy? Are there further testing that could be provided that could show processing issues?
    I do not feel that the WISC was administered as it should have been. I know there is something else going on other than her refusal to practice math facts. She states math is just numbers and symbols. She has no connection to the principles. If she “understands” something it is due to religion and use of mamipulatives. But will forget shortly after. She has no number sense at all. Are there other math related cognitive processing tests?
    Thank you

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