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Driving with dyscalculia: How to manage?

Ever wonder what would happen if you lost the directional abilities? Reaching destination will be near to impossible if you keep on messing left or right. Of-course, Google Maps have really made our lives easy. But still, you’ll be having a very hard time relating delta distance between point A and B on GPS vs real life. An adult with a driving license and dyscalculia probably face this difficulty every day. So, what exactly is like for a person with dyscalculia to drive? Is it dangerous? How he/she should manage it? Dyscalculia…

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How to effectively test for dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is  a disorder that is often confused with math anxiety. But, its way more complex and serious than just fear of numbers. Not enough research makes it extremely hard to differentiate it symptoms from a common math fear. In a recent study that included observing mathematics performance of 2,421 primary school children over a number of school years suggested that the number of pupils with dyscalculia are similar to those with dyslexia. But only  1 out 108 ever received an official diagnosis. Why diagnosis is important? Dyscalculia is still an under…

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Raspberry Pi equipped glasses that read texts to dyslexic wearers

Text-to-voice is an excellent outcome of character recognition technology that every dyslexic or visually impaired can benefit from. Popular Apps like Smartynote Pro and Evernote widely use this functionality to serve their users who have learning disorder. Taking a step further, A Japanese company implemented the technology in a pair of smart glasses. Keisuke Shimakage from Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan developed OTON Glass that reads text to the wearers. It’s an effective tool for people with dyslexia or poor vision, or for travellers abroad. OTON Glasses have two small…

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Top 8 colleges for students with dyscalculia in 2019

Hunt for the college that fully suits your interest is arguably the most difficult part of the college application process. There’s so much information to go through—how could brief campus visits and informational brochures really tell you where you’ll be most successful? It’s even harder for students with learning disability like dyscalculia. Not just applying but they may have a particularly difficult time keeping up with the demands of their coursework. You want to make sure there are programs in place to help you be the best you can be no matter…

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Georgia dyslexia organization to expand its Teacher Training Scholarship Program

International Dyslexia Association – Georgia announced that they will be expanding their Teacher Training Scholarship Program in 2019. According to the press release, IDA-GA will going to award scholarships four times a year. The first application deadline is Jan. 1 for Georgia teachers and administrators to apply for approved structured literacy teacher training. Awards for which will be decided by February 28. After Jan. 1, Aspirants can also apply for more scholarships to be awarded on March 1, June 1 and September 1. As per the general guidelines, Scholarship funds may be used for materials and/or…

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Dyslexic mom hopes to inspire people facing difficulties by writing a book

Nakita Shields, of Inverness, is a 30 year single mum with a vision to inspire people struggling through tough times by writing a book. Being dyslexic from childhood, Nakita says that she suffered years of bullying and negativity as a youngster because of her learning disorder. I hope that by writing this book proves anyone can overcome their own difficulties. The book, titled as Legin’s Log, is a story of one man’s trip around the world. The life of protagonist resembles to that of Nakita’s father’s story and the reason why the name,…

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Researchers created RADAR for early screening of dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects our ability to read and spell correctly.One in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language based learning disability and Dyslexia is the most common one. In just America, around 55 million people have some form of dyslexia. And the daunting fact is that this number could be much higher. It is estimated that around  700 million people worldwide are still at the risk of this disorder. A lot of them will be left undiagnosed owing to the ineffective tools,  insufficient…

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Is Dyscalculia just a Number Dyslexia?

Dyscalculia, being very little known, is often times referred as Number Dyslexia or Numerical Dyslexia. Some of the top internet information sources call it as a Math equivalent of Dyslexia. But, is it fair? Well, the fact is, at some point dyslexia does  affect the arithmetic skills of a child. Kid with dyslexia may find trouble in doing math work. They may struggle while naming numerals. They also may struggle with reading word problems, reading number names, and spelling number names. But these challenges are not the same as the issues faced by…

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I was relieved to finally discover Dyscalculia – Story of Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore was the name of 70’s. Having achieved fame from hit sitcoms, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, and scoring six Emmy awards during an acting career, she was an American icon and served as an inspiration for many younger actresses, professional women, and feminists. However, Things weren’t that great in the beginning. She faced lifelong challenges that have impacted her personally and professionally. In an interview recorded in 2013, she told about her lifelong struggle with numbers. It wasn’t until she was in her 50s that Moore discovered…

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Everything you should know about Mental Math

What is mental math?   We will jump right to definition but first, let me just ask, what’s 3 + 3 ?   Almost all of you have given the right answer  and most probably within 2 seconds without even touching a pen or paper.   The real question is how? This is because our brain is already been trained to do simple calculations like these. It have already achieved a state where we no longer required special tools to do basic arithmetic calculations. This ability to mathematical calculations quick…

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