How to Help Dyslexic Students with Numeracy and Mathematics – An Advanced Day for Classroom Teachers and Learning Support Professionals

University College Dublin – 8 June, 2001 (half-day)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London SE1 – Tuesday, 10 July, 2001

SPEAKER: Anne Henderson

This specialist day will focus on the continuum of problems, ranging from mild to chronic, which many dyslexic students experience with mathematics. Many variables will be taken into consideration, including recognition of individual learning styles, promotion of skills to help with basic concepts, organisational problems and sequencing difficulties. Additionally, the affect on maths of memory problems and anxiety will be investigated. Assessment tests and appropriate computer software will be examined, as well as suitable games and books. Extensive reference will be made to current academic research.


Session 1: An Overview of the Problem

  • How Dyslexia can affect mathematics
  • Research
  • Specific Difficulties with memory and maths
  • Causes of Anxiety
Session 4: How ICT can help

  • A look at specific computer programs
  • Discussion of games, materials and books
Session 2: Assessment

  • Cognitive styles in maths
  • A look at error patterns and the effect on students’ ability
  • Discussion of assessment tests
Session 5: Plenary

  • Review of the day with questions
Session 3: Development of Strategies to Help

  • Estimation techniques
  • Help with times tables
  • Mental strategies
  • How basic concepts can be improved


The training day runs from 0930 – 1700, with registration from 0845 – 0925. An informal buffet lunch will be available, and a choice of refreshments will be offered throughout the day. The conference programme and joining instructions / map will be supplied to each applicant.

The inclusive cost for the London day is £110 per delegate plus VAT – a total cost of £129-25, and in Dublin, for the afternoon course, the cost is £65 Sterling (approx. Ir£82) – please note that some concessions are available for full-time unwaged students, previous IPS course delegates, group bookings and delegates booking more than one IPS conference / training day in the academic year. If you are unable to pre-pay, and ask us to invoice your institution, local council / education authority, NHS Trust etc. we will need your completed booking form and an official purchase order or capitation order quoting the full course price together with details (direct phone number etc.) of the person responsible for arranging payment. We also accept Visa / Access / American Express credit cards plus Delta, Switch and Electron.

Please use a separate booking form for each person attending – (OnLine Booking available). Please note that cancellations will be accepted until 10 days prior to the course subject to a 50% cancellation fee, both on pre-paid and invoiced course fees. After this date we will be unable to refund course fees, either paid or due, but substitutions of delegates will be accepted on condition that IPS receives full written notice of cancellation and new delegates’ names before the course date. If you let us know of any special requirements i.e. wheelchair access, hearing aid remote microphones, special dietary requests etc. as soon as possible before the conference date, we will do our best to help.

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