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4.5 PD HOURS

Event Details

22/10/2020

9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am (AEST)

Live Streamed Webinar

Teachers / Education Support Staff and Special Needs educators K to Year 8.

$215 + GST

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Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is sometimes referred to as ‘the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia’. It is believed to be as common as dyslexia yet few teachers are aware of its features, its impact or strategies they could use to support and effectively teach students who struggle with Mathematics because they have this specific learning difficulty. This very practical workshop helps teachers to understand the difficulties typically experienced by these students. It provides opportunity to learn about and trial strategies and resources that can be used in supporting and effectively teaching dyscalculic students.

Workshop Overview –

  • Defining dyscalculia – its characteristics and impact
  • Assessment tools for identifying dyscalculia – interview, software and online
  • Number sense and counting – helping students to visualise numbers and their relationships
  • Calculation and place value – using manipulatives
  • Multiplication and Division – learning and reasoning from key facts, the area model, using technology
  • Problem-solving and Time – developing understanding of the language of Mathematics and time
Presented by Critical Agendas

Shirley Houston

Shirley Houston is an educational consultant with over 30 years of teaching experience. She earned her Masters degree in Special Education in 1983 and the Royal Society of Arts Certificate for Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties. She has taught students in years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America. She has lectured at several universities in Western Australia and at the Central Institute of Technology. Shirley has long had a passion for work with children and adults who have dyslexia. She is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia- SPELD Foundation of Western Australia and runs a variety of programs for dyslexic students.

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