$25 Members | $35 Non-Members | 2.5 CEs
Dyscalculia is a dramatically underdiagnosed specific learning disability, yet the predicated prevalence rate is the same as dyslexia, 5-7% of the population and comorbidity with dyslexia is estimated to range between 40-70%. Students with dyscalculia struggle to master basic arithmetic processes, including number sense, facts, calculations, and mathematical reasoning. When combined with dyslexia, the impact on being able to solve word problems is magnified. This presentation will focus on the latest research on dyscalculia, its causes, how to screen for it and key strategies for intervention.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Sandra T. Elliott, Ph.D.Chief Academic Officer at TouchMath
Sandra T. Elliott, Ph.D., is a career educator who has spent over four decades working to enhance education for all students and improve schools and their systems around the globe. She has served as a Special Education teacher, a five-time principal in Florida and Colorado and a district-level administrator. She has held executive-level positions at for-profit education providers and foundations and was part of the EngageNY – Eureka Math team for several years. Dr. Elliott is also a member of the UNESCO-sponsored international EDUsummIT that meets biennially to write education policy recommendations to be adopted by the United Nations. Thrilled to blend her passion for Special Education with math at TouchMath, Dr. Elliott remains an advocate for all learners, regardless of whether their math difficulties are temporary or stem from persistent conditions like dyscalculia. In 2023 Dr. Elliott led the team to develop and release an easy-to-use, fully subsidized dyscalculia screener, DySc.
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