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Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Patricia Babtie and Jane Emerson

Quick Overview

A complete, accessible guide to understanding dyscalculia and poor numeracy, this book covers number sense and how the brain processes numbers, assessment, planning intervention, what to teach, how to teach it, and how parents can help. Essential for parents, teachers and education professionals working with a child with numeracy difficulties.
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Paperback / softback
2015, 9.06in x 6.46in / 230mm x 164mm, 184pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-390-7
$21.95
Ebook
2015, ePUB, 184pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-754-4
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$21.95

Description

Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that affects the acquisition of numerical skills. A far larger number of pupils, while not dyscalculic, fail to acquire the basic numerical skills required for everyday life.

Whatever the cause of poor numeracy it is essential that these difficulties are identified and addressed. This book looks at how adults can help identify each child's specific areas of difficulty and describes a multi-sensory approach that can be adapted for the needs of each student to help them better understand numbers and apply that understanding to solve problems. It covers the origins of number sense and how the brain deals with numbers, assessment, planning intervention, what to teach and how to teach it, and how parents can help their children.

This straightforward guide will be essential reading for any parent, teacher or education professional working with a child with dyscalculia or numeracy difficulties.

Reviews

'This is a comprehensive and accessible overview of the many factors involved in understanding dyscalculia, from definitions to legislation to intervention.'
- Professor Steve Chinn, PhD, FRSA, editor of 'The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties'

'What a great book! Divided into two clear sections, the first half gives a very accessible and useful overview and explanation of a range of difficulties impacting on numeracy. The second half of the book then focuses on 'how to teach it' in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step layout using verbal, visual, and multisensory strategies useful for so many learners. It also includes a really useful chapter for parents and carers on how to support their children at home. I would be happy to recommend it to my colleagues in school.'
- Jane Trapmore, Cornwall Dyslexia Service

'Babtie and Emerson have made their way through a thicket of jargon-dense research and come out the other side with a one-stop shop for understanding dyscalculia. The title is too modest. Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties does so much more than make sense of this little understood condition, it provides practical advice for working through it that in our modern, math-filled world has the power to make all the difference in your student's life.'
- Hunter Maats, educator and author of 'The Straight-A Conspiracy'

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