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Mathematics weaknesses or dyscalculia: assessing the student is a Course

Mathematics weaknesses or dyscalculia: assessing the student

Mar 31 - Apr 14, 2021

$300 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Thursday 1 April 2021, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event

Audience 

This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher who wants to learn how to screen for dyscalulia and how to make accommodations to meet student needs.

Description                                       

In this webinar, participants will learn about the definition of dyscalculia and the indicators of dyscalculia. They will look at a variety of screening tools and receive a number of free tools that can be used with students of any age. They will also receive a list of accommodations that can be incorporated into any individual learning plan or school policy. The webinar includes video footage of students talking about their dyscalculia and being assessed, as well as opportunity to analyse some work samples.

Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with disability and this includes dyscalculia.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning

Key takeaways                 

  • an undertanding of dyscalculia
  • a knowledge of screening tools
  • a variety of accommodations to meet student needs.

 

Presenter information

Shirley Houston               

Shirley Houston is an educational consultant with over 35 years of teaching experience and a Masters degree in Special Education. She is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of Western Australia. Shirley has established a reputation as a caring, dynamic and innovative educator whose programs reflect both current research and a deep understanding of the needs of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. She has taught students in Years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America.