Dyscalculia: Colour, Context, Concept and Concrete
This informative workshop has been developed to help SENDCos, teachers and school leaders to develop strategies for learners with Dyscalculia, including those who are Deaf, as part of a broader neurodiversity intervention programme.
About this course
An engaging workshop to help you develop study strategies for learners with Dyscalculia
This workshop is designed to support teachers of Deaf learners who have neurological conditions such as Dyscalculia. It will help you to deepen your understanding of Dyscalculia and enable you to put interventions in place to help ensure mathematics is accessible to learners with neurological disorders.
What does Dyscalculia: Colour, Context, Concept and Concrete cover?
This informative workshop has been developed to help SENDCos, teachers and school leaders to develop strategies for learners with Dyscalculia, including those who are Deaf, as part of a broader neurodiversity intervention programme. The workshop tutor, Andrew Whitehouse SEN, covers several areas including:
- What is Dyscalculia and how do we define it?
- Dyscalculia and the causes, through to progression
- Dyscalculia: hey indicators and informal assessment at school
- Other coexisting disorders which may be present
- Difficulties conceptualising symbols in maths and strategies to overcome this
- Implications for teaching and the four Cs: Colour, Context, Concept and Concrete
- Some simple, effective strategies to contextualise maths
- Making the maths lesson accessible
- Using colours to make conceptual connections
- Investigating and evaluating a range of concrete resources to help contextualise maths
- Using technology and online maths games.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
By the end of the course, you'll have a greater understanding of Dyscalculia: Colour, Context, Concept and Concrete.
Completing this course will help you to:
- Understand what Dyscalculia is and how to define it.
- Develop awareness of other coexisting disorders which may be present.
- Conceptualise symbols in maths.
- Make the maths lesson accessible.
- Use colours to make conceptual connections.
- Investigate and evaluate a range of concrete resources to help contextualise maths.
- Use technology and online maths games.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for education professionals, teaching staff, support staff and SENDCos in primary and secondary settings.
Who will you learn with?
Andrew Whitehouse MSpEd, CPSE, (PGCert) BAHons QTS, People First Education.
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