Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability involving difficulty in acquiring numeracy skills. A significant group of children fail to progress beyond counting in ones; they cannot calculate efficiently or learn their tables. This title offers a complete assessment tool for investigating maths difficulties in children.
A complete assessment tool for investigating maths difficulties in children, this book also provides advice for implementing the findings into teaching plans. Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability involving difficulty in acquiring numeracy skills. A significant group of children fail to progress beyond counting in ones; they cannot calculate efficiently or learn their tables. This assessment tool is designed to explore which aspects of numeracy the child is struggling to acquire. The evidence from the assessment can then be used to draw up a personalized teaching plan. With clear, step-by-step instructions alongside photocopiable or downloadable assessment sheets, "The Dyscalculia Assessment" contains what you need to pinpoint a child's difficulties with numeracy, and use that information to help the child progress. The Assessment is ideal for use with primary school children, but can easily be adapted for older or younger students, and is invaluable for SENCOs, TAs, educational psychologists and teacher's wishing to support students with maths difficulties in their class.
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Featured in 'Read These' section in Times Education Supplement, TES Wales and TES Scottland, 18th June 2010 Both authors draw on their extensive knowledge as teachers of special needs and have compilied a very worthwhile resource designed to identify in detail the strengths and weaknesses of an individual who may be struggling to learn mathematics...--Nasen Special 'This book is essential to anyone working with children with dyscalculia, providing a comprehensive guide to individual assessment. It helps special educators to profile areas of strength and weakness in the different components of mathematics, connecting assessment directly to remedial instruction. The text is easy to read, and takes the teacher through the nuts and bolts of the assessment process from start to finish.' Anna J. Wilson, Lecturer in Learning, University of Canterbury and Honorary Research Associate, University of Auckland, New Zealand 'A comprehensive support for anyone teaching children with significant mathematics difficulties of any kind. It provides an accessible assessment tool with a detailed guide to children's possible responses, based on current research about significant aspects of knowledge and understanding. There is guidance on what to do about the difficulties identified, using a structured approach to learning mathematics which emphasises understanding and reasoning, practical models and talk...This is an extremely useful resource for those working with underachieving children. It combines a direct way of identifying key difficulties with a tried-and-tested teaching approach.' Sue Gifford, PGCE Programme Convenor (Primary), Roehampton University, London, UK "This book is a wonderfully comprehensive and clear guide to assessing and then remediating dyscalculic difficulties." Sue Lilley, Specialist Teacher 'A wonderfully comprehensive and clear guide to assessing and then remediating dyscalculic difficulties... I am confident that it will prove invaluable to me in my work.'--Sanford Lakoff
About Jane Emerson
Jane Emerson is Director of Emerson House School. Patricia Babtie is a freelance SEN teacher.
Table of Contents
Preface.; Introduction; 1. How to use this book; 2. Emerson House Maths Assessment for Dyscalculia; 3. Interpretation of the Assessment; 4. Teaching Suggestions; 5. Games and Activities Further Resources.; Bibliography.; Glossary of Terms.; Index.
The Dyscalculia Assessment by Jane Emerson
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