Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

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Dyscalulia Learning Math

Postby sushigal » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:43 am

Can anyone recommend learning centre that teaches children who has Dyscalculia learning Math.

Please email me direct at blessing0304@gmail.com

Thank you.

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Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby Brighteye » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:30 pm

Hi,

My DD is in P2 and has been asked join Math Remedials from next month. My DH and I have observed her working Math assignments - sequencing, counting backwards, place value, confusion in the symbols +-X etc., inability to comprehend simple word problems if the semantics are changed - eg.' more than', `how many more'.. All symptoms are pointing towards `Dyscalculia'.

Would appreciate if any of you have had any experience `fixing' this in your child...did you use a particular method or Institution...?

Thanks in advance! :smile:
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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby cnimed » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:32 am

If I'm not wrong, DAS (dyslexia association) have classes and resources for this. Contact them and ask?
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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby Brighteye » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:56 am

Thanks Deminc, will do that.
Also came across a site called Karismath.com which offered a well thought out downloadable program for numeracy challenged children. :)

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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby cnimed » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:36 pm

Dyscalculia needs multi sensory approach and concrete examples. I doubt a computer programme can do much. if it is just drilling and more exposure, then yes, can supplement with computer. all the best!
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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby Brighteye » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:05 pm

Thanks, Deminc.. Whatever works:)

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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby dyscalculiaheadlines » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:45 pm

There is a program developed specifically for Dyscalculia.
You can read all about the development and download a free copy from this website:
http://www.unicog.org/main/pages.php?page=NumberRace

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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby Brighteye » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:48 pm

Thanks Leo. Did go through The Number Race. Shall download and try with my daughter. It's good to know that it has a built-in algorithm that adjusts to the child's 'level'. It seems to require less parent intervention as compared to Karismath, though there seems to be a method there, too.

Grateful for the many suggestions from this forum.

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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby highanxiety » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:51 pm

Have u tried playing maths related games with her
Best to interest her b4 concept

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Re: Dyscalculia ? Any solutions in Singapore?

Postby Brighteye » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:21 am

True about getting her interested first:)
Have started playing 'who has more' and 'how many more' games with her. Also observed that she is developing a block towards large 2 and 3 digit numbers. She is quick to figure who has more..but gives up when she can't count on her figures.
Shall stop looking at her text books and e-Math assignments for the time being and work on motivation and interest.
Any ideas on stage-appropriate games would be appreciated:))

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