How Dyslexia impacts maths and where Dyscalculia fits in

Festival of Inclusive Education: On Demand

Session details & slides

  • According to the British Dyslexia Association, as many as 60% of learners with dyslexia also experience challenges with maths learning. In this session, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia expert Kate will look at the ways in which Dyslexia can affect maths learning. She’ll clear up some of the misconceptions about Dyslexia and discuss ways you can provide support in the maths classroom. Finally she will explore Dyscalculia and some of the challenges it can present to students.

  • Kate Davies started her career as an offender learning teacher before working in special education. She became a specialist dyslexia teacher and has worked in further/higher education assessing and supporting individuals for dyslexia. She currently lectures on the Postgraduate Certificate in SpLD (Dyslexia) and is team lead on the Postgraduate Diploma in SpLD (Dyscalculia) at Edge Hill University. The Dyscalculia course was the first course in the UK to be accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Teacher Status (ATS). She was the first person to deliver this course.

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