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Dyspraxia and doing mathematics. Dyspraxia is . a specific learning difficulty that affects the brain\'s ability to plan sequences of movement. a condition which leads to many varied difficulties often not taken seriously seriously affects success in mathematics.

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dyspraxia is
Dyspraxia is ...
  • a specific learning difficulty that affects the brain\'s ability to plan sequences of movement.
  • a condition which leads to many varied difficulties
  • often not taken seriously
  • seriously affects success in mathematics
normality whatever that is
Normality, whatever that is

Normal

Not normal

Different

Weird

Eccentric etc.

An old-fashioned analysis of diversity

neuro diversity different ways of thinking
Neuro-diversity – different ways of thinking

Dyspraxia

Dyslexia

Dyscalculia

ADHD

Autism

Tourettes

some errors of the past
Some errors of the past
  • Forcing left-handed people to write with their right hands.
  • Forcing homosexual people to ‘conform’.
  • Forcing dyslexics to learn their tables by rote.
  • Repeatedly punishing those who struggle to fit in with traditional schooling.
key teaching suggestions
Key teaching suggestions -
  • Remember that students might be
    • Distracted
    • Feeling tired or uncomfortable
    • Confused
    • Overloaded
    • Flustered, disorganised and forgetful
  • Give clear handouts.
  • Give time to frame and answer questions.
  • Allow students to take regular breaks.
  • Encourage students, emphasising strengths.
  • Be patient; avoid making assumptions about IQ.
  • Remember that your way might not be their way.
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