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  Course Details
How to assess for Maths Difficulties and Dyscalculia using More Trouble with Maths, 3rd Edition
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 2 Minutes: 30
  Event Address

  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 0330 135 7030
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 22/09/2020 - 22/09/2021
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 75.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15857-220920-OL
   Audience Restriction
Member £75, non-member £87
   Course Summary
Steve Chinn is one of the world's leading experts in Dyscalculia, and in difficulties faced by students learning maths. In this webinar he addresses how to use his assessment book to provide an accurate understanding of a learner’s difficulties with mathematics. His manual is on the approved STEC list for assessments of dyscalculia for pre-16 and post-16.
   Course Detail

Course Description

Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties has recently been researched by SASC who have recognised assessor may wish to diagnose both maths difficulties and for dyscalculia. Steve using his manual will explain how to use the standardised tests he has developed like the 15-minute maths test, (which has been independently statistically analysed as being a reliable excellent scale to measure mathematical abilities), through to using the Dyscalculia Checklist  that identifies characteristics that can contribute to maths failure. This combination of both qualitative and quantitative data is required in any SASC diagnostic assessment report, as it provides an accurate picture of the learner's mathematical difficulties.

  • Session 1: Research on Dyscalculia and mathematical difficulties and the use of the Dyscalculia Checklist, and the use of the tests of basic facts-addition, subtraction, multiplication and division into identifying dyscalculia and mathematical difficulties.
  • Session 2: The use of the 15-minute norm-referenced mathematics test; maths anxiety questionnaire, and cognitive (thinking) Style questionnaire into identifying dyscalculia and mathematical difficulties.
  • Participants are advised to download the SASC guidance before joining the course and purchasing the manual before joining the course. The SASC guidance can be download from the SASC website download page.

The series will cover

  • Session 1: The core features of dyscalculia and mathematics difficulties linked to an understanding of what number sense means.
  • Session 2: The use of standardised tests to identify a maths difficulty combined qualitative data on how the learner learns mathematics to identify the difficulties such a learner faces in understanding maths.
   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • • Participants are advised to download the SASC guidance before joining the course and purchasing the manual before joining the course. The SASC guidance can be download from the SASC website download page.
   Learning Outcomes
  • To Improve the participants’ own knowledge and understanding of the key features of dyscalculia and mathematical difficulties
  • To enable participants to apply evidence-based research to their assessment practice.
  • To enable participants to apply the assessment manual more trouble with maths third edition, to identify mathematical problems or dyscalculia in a learner to inform an intervention programme.