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Dyscalculia and Dyslexia in Higher Education - "Forging the Future"

The DDIG (Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Interest Group) conference, "Forging the Future", offers a number of presentations and group sessions on issues which may be of particular interest to people working with dyscalculic and dyslexic students in HE (Higher Education).

The conference will also be supported by an exhibition of relevant books and other resource materials.

The programme includes:


  • Dyscalculia in Belgium: definition, prevalence, assessment and subtypes? by A Desoete, Ghent University, Belgium.

  • Science students with numerical difficulties: what are we doing for them? by C M Spickett, University of Strathclyde.

  • A Model of a Joined-Up Support Service by J Szumko and C Trott, Loughborough University.

  • Neurodiversity in Higher Education: the BRAIN.HE project by D Pollak, De Montfort University.

  • What Do You Count On? by K Farmer, University of Luton.

  • Student nurses who are dyslexic problem or a challenge? by P Mitchell, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.

  • Satellite navigation and dyscalculia: reasonable adjustment under the Disabled Students' Allowance? by S McKenna, University of Southampton.

  • Study Skills in Mathematics: What can we do to help? by L Ireland, University of Hull.

  • Support for Dyslexic Engineers with their Mathematics Modules by S Bamforth, Loughborough University.

  • How Does Anxiety Influence Maths Performance and What Can We do About It? by D Sheffield, Staffordshire University.

  • The Difficulties Dyslexic Students Experience Using Calculators by C Trott, Loughborough University.


Cost: 60.

Date: 05 April, 2006
Venue: Loughborough University, Loughborough, England.
Event website: http://mathstore.ac.uk/workshops/ddig2006/
Contact email: J.Nuttall@bham.ac.uk

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