Practical solutions for dyslexia and dyscalculia in a primary school setting
This course is provided by the BDA. This introductory course is designed to give an awareness of dyslexia and dyscalculia and an overview of relevant teaching practices and resources. The course is suitable for those who want to learn about dyslexia and dyscalculia and is suitable for teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) but is unlikely to teach much that's new to specialist teachers who work with specific learning difficulties.
The session on dyscalculia is designed for teachers and TAs who teach or support pupils experiencing difficulties with numbers. It principally covers the primary curriculum but is relevant to learners of any age if they have been impeded in learning arithmetic processes through dyscalculia or dyslexia.
Dyslexia-related issues covered include:
- dyslexia and its effects
- strengths and specific weaknesses of the dyslexic pupil
- signs of dyslexia
- multisensory teaching
- coping strategies
- ICT in the classroom.
Dyscalculia-related issues covered include:
- how do the problems associated with dyscalculia and dyslexia manifest themselves?
- identifying learners with dyscalculia
- practical solutions to teaching arithmetical skills
- strategies for specific problems
- the language of mathematics.
The course aims to help you to:
- gain insight and sensory experience of what dyslexia feels like and how it affects the learning processes
- be able to identify a pupil at risk of dyscalculia
- understand how theories of learning suggest that multisensory activities are the best way to teach all children
- provide practical ideas on teaching strategies, multisensory lesson plans and assistive software solutions
- know which strategies are needed to support the learner with dyscalculia or dyslexia in relation to learning maths.
Who this course is for
- Support staff
£40 - all standard teaching members. £20 - all standard support members. £20 - all NQ members.
Birmingham - 23 January 2013
London - 16 May 2013
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