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Dyscalculia and Low Numeracy: Diagnosis and intervention

SPELD Victoria

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (AEDT)

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Dsycalculia Low Numeracy: 

Diagnosis & Intervention



To explain the ‘what’, why’, who’ of dyscalculia and to differentiate it from low numeracy. 


To describe a number of multisensory, concrete materials and strategies to help all children, but dyscalculics in particular, to better understand arithmetical concepts.

Course Details: 


Date: Thursday November 17

Duration: 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Location: SPELD Vic. 60 High Street, Preston, 3072

Cost: $30 early bird $35 General

The cost will include presentation, handouts, numerous helpful websites and lots of information about resources.

Registration Closes: Thursday November 10

Refunds will not be given less than 7 days from the course date. 

An inspiring and practical workshop.

This workshop is suitable for interested parents and teachers who require VIT criteria which meet APST 1.6.

Dyscalculia is not as widely discussed as dyslexia, and it is not as well understood, however researchers are beginning to think it may be as common as dyslexia.  A number of students suffer from Mathematical Learning Difficulties; about 5-7 % of students are likely to have dyscalculia.

This workshop will be in two parts.  The first hour will cover background information.  The second hour will cover a selection of manipulatives, (multisensory, concrete materials) which have proved to help dyscalculic students and are likely to help all students to understand arithmetical concepts.

During the first hour the workshop will:

•Examine the difference between dyscalculia and low numeracy.
•Define dyscalculia: signs and symptoms.
•Explain the neuroscience underpinning dyscalculia.
•Discuss current policy and legislative requirements for dyscalculic students.


During the second hour the workshop will:

•Investigate strategies that will help children with dyscalculia or low numeracy.
•Describe a selection of manipulatives that can be used in the classroom or at home.
•Provide activities to use at home to reinforce learning. 



Ann Williams

Ann has taught Maths over a period of about 30 years. She has taught in 3 different countries, the U.K., Australia and Samoa, in a variety of schools both private and State schools. Whilst teaching she held a number of lead teacher roles including Head of Maths, Faculty Head, Year level Co-ordinator and Co-ordinator of Life Skills

Since retiring from full time teaching, Ann has tutored a number of children, some of whom have dyscalculia, and has recently completed a Masters in Education her area of interest being dyscalculia.

Ann has had an article entitled “Dyscalculia from a Teacher’s Perspective” published in the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties and has given a number of presentations in both Victoria and New South Wales for different groups, with very positive feedback.

Have questions about Dyscalculia and Low Numeracy: Diagnosis and intervention? Contact SPELD Victoria

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SPELD Victoria Inc.
60 High Street
Preston, VIC 3072

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (AEDT)

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SPELD Victoria

SPELD Victoria exists to enable people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties achieve their full potential.

To become a member of SPELD Vic, visit our membership page.

Membership entitles you to receive discounts on some professional development events and a monthly e-news letter, with educational information and resources. 

Your membership dollars also make it possible for Speld to continue to provide workshops such as these and advocate for and support people living with specific learning difficulties.


Speld Vic Cancellation Policy:

v The course will be confirmed to proceed at least 7 days prior to the scheduled starting date.

v Speld reserves the right to cancel an event if minimum numbers are not met; in this instance a full refund or transfer of money to another event of the same value is available. We will not be liable for any other associated costs such as accommodation or travel costs including flights incurred by participants.

v If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend the workshop, the following conditions will apply:

  • Where cancellations are made 8 working days or more from the scheduled starting date, a refund will be offered.
  • If notice of cancellation is received 7 working days or less from the scheduled starting date, no refund will be offered other than for exceptional, unforeseeable circumstance. However, you may nominate an alternative attendee at no additional charge (up to 48 hours before the event). 
  • All Cancellations must be given in writing. 
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