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Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that falls under the umbrella of neurodevelopmental disorders.

This talk explores the concept of dyscalculia, the causes, what it is, and what to look out for in the classroom. The presenters will also explore maths anxiety, how to identify it and how to overcome it so that learners can access learning successfully.

Finally, the presenters aim to dispel dyscalculia myths. General classroom teaching tips for teaching mathematics to children with dyscalculia and severe maths difficulties will also be shared.

HPCSA Awards 2 CEUs

This talk will be available 30 days from registration

Presenters: Annelize Clark and Karen Archer

Karen Archer is an Educational Psychologist currently working as the Director of S.H.A.R.E. at Bellavista School. This is a unit dedicated to sharing professional knowledge, experience and collective expertise with the wider community of education and healthcare professionals working with children.

Karen has 18 years of experience in the education sector where she started off as a teacher in the senior primary phase, specialising in mathematics. She has worked as an Educational Psychologist at Bellavista since 2013 where she has been involved in individual and group therapy of children and conducted cognitive and emotional assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Karen is passionate about children and the way they learn and loves sharing this knowledge with others. This, coupled with her interest in the social-emotional aspect, has allowed her to view a child holistically and work collaboratively with other health professionals.

Annelize Clark is an Occupational Therapist and a Remedial Foundation Phase Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Intervention.

Her passion lies with inclusion and teaching foundational skills to those with barriers to learning. She is the online co-ordinator and moderator for the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia at Bellavista S.H.A.R.E.

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