Full course description
Date and time
Wednesday 5 May 2021, 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher who wants to learn how to develop a student with dyscalculia’s number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic with accuracy and fluency.
This webinar will address two key deficits characteristic of dyscalculia: a lack of number sense and difficulty in recalling number facts. Participants will learn how to develop a student’s number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic with accuracy and fluency. They will see how they can use manipulatives to develop the recall of addition number facts upon which teaching of the other three operations can be based. Participants will be taken through activities that develop a student’s understanding and mathematical reasoning. They will look at programs designed specifically for students with dyscalculia and a range of resources that can support recall of number facts.
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
- 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
- an understanding of how to develop a student's number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic
- a knowledge of progams designed specifically for students with dyscalculia
- a range of resources which can support the recall of number facts.
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.
Elspeth Adamson is currently Manager, Student Services at Independent Schools Victoria, where she works in the areas of students with individual needs and student wellbeing, as well as addressing parent concerns about their children’s education. Previously, she was a Head of Campus and Deputy Principal of a Victorian multi-campus Independent school, and a Principal of an international school in India.