Developing Numeracy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
Why numeracy skills?
This Unit examines the processes involved in mathematical thinking and how they link to aspects of memory and attention. The difficulties that learners with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties can have with numeracy are explained. This unit explores theory, offers some practical ideas and provides the practitioner with the fresh perspective necessary to effectively use structured, cumulative, multisensory teaching to promote numeracy development in learners where it is stalled or significantly delayed.
What can I expect from the course?
On completion, participants will be able to¹:
- Identify the cognitive attributes necessary for the development of numeracy skills
- Identify the difficulties that learners with dyslexia may experience in developing numeracy skills.
- Discuss the importance of relational understanding in mathematical development
- Identify the difficulties that learners with dyscalculia may experience when developing numeracy skills
- Be able to apply the principles of structured, cumulative, sequential, multi-sensory learning when teaching numeracy.