The field of Dyscalculia is a relatively new one, with research and understanding developing rapidly. This Introduction to Dyscalculia and Mathematical Difficulties course aims to provide a framework, approaches and strategies that have been developed through our work over many years, working in mainstream and special school settings, along with some of the most recent ideas and knowledge in the field.

  • Understand the nature of a child’s difficulties with maths, and target support effectively

  • Definitions, causes and possible subtypes of dyscalculia

  • What to do to help – SEND Pathways, The Graduated Approach, The Waves of Intervention with detailed guidance on specific strategies

Course curriculum

Estimated completion time is 3hrs, and you will need to pass the Quiz and Assessments with a 100% pass rate

  • 1

    Dyscalculia Module 1: What is Dyscalculia? [90 minutes]

    • Dyscalculia Introduction

    • Dyscalculia Workbook 1

    • Before We Begin Quiz!

    • Defining Dyscalculia

    • Activity 1: Dyscalculia Definitions

    • What causes Dyscalculia?

    • Activity 2: How it feels to have difficulties with maths

    • Signs & Subtypes of Dyscalculia (and Activity 3)

    • Activity 4: Dyscalculia or Maths Anxiety?

  • 2

    Dyscalculia Module 2: What to do & how to help [90 minutes]

    • Chapter 2

    • Dyscalculia Workbook 2

    • Comorbidity & Dyscalculia

    • Dyscalculia vs. Dyslexia

    • Dyscalculia vs. Dyspraxia

    • Dyscalculia vs. Dyspraxia (cont.)

    • Activity 5: Comorbidity

    • Activity 5: Dyscalculia Checklist {Download}

    • What to do next: A Dyscalculia Pathway

    • A Graduated Approach: Wave 1 Intervention & Support

    • Waves 2 & 3: Targeted Support + Specialist Support

    • Live links to Interventions for Dyscalculia

    • Feedback & Evaluation

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