Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
PBM Inspection Services, Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date

17 November 2017

09 March 2018

11 May 2018

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

Limited
Availability:
17 November 2017    

    16

09 March 2018    

    18

11 MAY 2018    

    21

Dyscalculia is a condition that can be misunderstood. It affects children of any academic ability. This one-day course aims to help teachers to understand the impact dyscalculia has on a learner, to reflect on where maths is used in particular subjects, and how learners can be supported. Participants will develop a sensitivity to the struggles that children with dyscalculia experience and will themselves experience what it may be like to have dyscalculia.

The course will help participants to:

  • Identify dyscalculia;
  • appreciate the nature of the difficulties experienced by pupils who struggle with mathematical ideas;
  • consider activities and games that target particular areas of difficulty;
  • rediscover how to teach/support mathematically so that pupils can learn to think and reason using mathematical ideas.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course participants will:

  • have a better understanding of the nature of dyscalculia;
  • have the confidence to encourage pupils to develop mathematical connections in subjects other than maths;
  • have developed some strategies to support learners;
  • know where to go for additional support.
  • have shared experiences.

Who can attend this course?

This 1-day CPD course is designed for teachers, learning support assistants and SENCOs in primary, middle and secondary schools.

Course timetable and session outline

Session 1: 9:30-10:45

  • Introductions
  • What is dyscalculia – common symptoms.
  • Children’s experiences

Session 2: 11:00-12:15

  • What is dyscalculia – practical examples.
  • Discovering maths in all classrooms.

Session 3: 1:00-2:15

  • Explore how to support the child with dyscalculia in the classroom.
  • Sharing experiences.

Session 4: 2:30-3:45

  • Strategies to support those with dyscalculia.
  • Feedback.

Meet the course tutor

The tutor is a creative, practical trainer who is highly expereinced and who has a history of supporting people with learning differences, those who may have mental health issues and those who lack confidence in learning. She also supports those who teach, work or live with children or adults with these particular needs. She currently teaches those with complex emotional and academic needs in a children’s home, is a university mentor and supports both children and adults on a one to one basis to develop confidence with learning. She is incredibly passionate about her work and believes that any ability, when sensitively and appropriately channelled, can be developed to realise potential.

She has worked as an educational consultant in a hospital for young people and adults with acquired brain injuries and/or autism; has been a trustee and trainer for ParentLink, an organisation that supports families of children with special needs; and she was a board member at Bournemouth University.

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