Yesterday, iansyst exhibited at the 8th National Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Conference hosted by Learning Works in London. The programme concentrated on reducing maths anxiety for pupils, along with a wide range of breakout sessions to explore dyscalculia and maths difficulties in detail. Clare Trott, Maths Support Tutor at Loughborough University, held a number of breakout sessions and gave an interesting talk on dyslexia and dyscalculia. Overall, the conference was a really great day and gave us a chance to demonstrate our new Dyscalculia Screener for delegates.
The Dyscalculia Screener seemed to be a very exciting development to delegates; with many signing up to be the first to access once it has been launched. The new web-based screening tool is due to launch in summer 2016 so teachers will be able to start screening pupils in September.
What is the Dyscalculia Screener?
The Dyscalculia Screener was originally launched in the early 2000’s and was built in partnership with Loughborough University. It is designed to screen both large groups and individuals who are struggling with maths in education and at work. All of the mathematical questions have been developed through extensive research and trials which indicate factors that suggest the user is ‘at risk’ of dyscalculia. The screener will generally take less than an hour to complete, depending on the severity of the student’s difficulties. At the end of the Dyscalculia Screener test, tutors are able to view a report showing factors which suggest the user is ‘at risk’ of dyscalculia. To find out more, please follow this link to view Dyscalculia Screener on Dyslexic.com.
In 2016, iansyst partnered with Loughborough University to launch a new and refreshed version to make the screening process even easier. The Dyscalculia Screener will be launching in summer 2016. To be the first to hear when it is launched, please follow this link to sign up to the Dyslexic.com newsletter.