Dsycalculia

dyscalculia

Please look at the new Dyscalculia page, where guidance on identification, assessment and intervention can be found:

Dyscalculia:  “Is a learning disorder affecting abilities with counting/calculating or with the concepts of maths processes or with the ability to use numbers or symbols. Language skills are normally unaffected but many of the other features of dyslexia are present.” (Scottish Government, n.d.)

Lots of the research and methodology of the Maths Recovery approach may be useful in helping meet the needs of children with dyscalculia:

http://www.mathsrecovery.org.uk/

As the Highland Numeracy Progression is based on this research, lots of the activities and experiences exemplified may also be very helpful – look on Glow or the HNP page for a full copy.

This link from East Lothian has helpful and practical ideas for teaching children at each stage of arithmetical learning, taken from the Maths Recovery research and books:

http://numeracyacademy.edubuzz.org/what-are-the-stages-of-early-arithmetical-learning

If you would like further guidance, or have questions about Dyscalculia please contact myself, or Stephanie Bennett of Highland Psychological Services on: Stephanie.Bennett@highland.gov.uk .

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