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Dyscalculia - Can ICT Help?

This hands on course will give participants the opportunity to learn what assistive technology and resources are  available to support pupils who have dyscalculia.  Developmental Dyscalculia (DD) is a specific learning disorder that is characterised by impairments in learning basic arithmetic fact, processing numerical magnitude and performing accurate calculations.  Key problem areas include: counting backwards; estimation; mental arithmetic skills; recalling numerical facts

We will look at online resources, bespoke software and Educational award winning iPad numeracy apps.



course cost is £120

Ref: BA5

What you'll learn on the training course

  • How to introduce assistive technology to support a dyscalculic student
  • Which are the  key apps to support learners with dyscalculia 
  • Where to find and use online resources and educational numeracy games
  • How to boost the morale and confidence of the dyscalculic student through creative use of ICT
  • How to use the hardware and software

Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suited to:

  • The course will be applicable to both primary and secondary sectors
  • Class teachers, Support for Learning Teachers
  • Classroom assistants, Additional Support Needs assistants
  • Anyone working with a student who has mathematical difficulties
  • Parents / Carers

Our trainer(s)

Shirley Lawson

Assistive Technology and ASN Officer

I am on secondment from East Lothian Council's Education ICT team and am here until March 2017 as a Development Officer: Assistive Technologies and Additional Support Needs.


About the day


The course starts at 9:30am and finishes at 3:30pm.

Lunch and refreshments

  • Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the morning;
  • Selection of biscuits will be available;
  • A generous lunch to keep you full up.


There are a selection of rooms to cater for varying group sizes. Each person will have access to a laptop or an iPad (if required).

Our courses are run at our training centre at the University of Edinburgh (10 minute walk from Waverley station and just off the Royal Mile).