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SGDA Dyscalculia Training
For Professionals

HPCSA registered professionals – optometrists, audiologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychometrists – are allowed to register for this training and offer assessment services once successfully completed. An internship must be completed in order to fully register as an SGDA Dyscalculia Specialist.

Registration Fee: R4850.00 per delegate

CPD Points: 30

Duration: 20 Hours

Important Information & Course Outline

  • Stark Griffin Dyslexia Academy
  • Red Apple Dyslexia Association
  • Dyscalculia Quiz – How much do you know about Dyscalculia?
  • What do we know about the computing brain?
  • Are dyscalculic brains different
  • What does Dyscalculia mean for mathematical instruction?
  • The brain is still a mystery:
  • The Cerebrum
  • The Corpus Callosum 
  • Neurons
  • Axons
  • The Brainstem
  •  The Hippocampus
  • The Amygdala
  • The Thalamus
  • The Hypothalamus
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Functions of the brain structures
  • Humans vs. other animals
  • Left-brain vs. right brain
  • Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
  • Broca’s Area
  •  Wernicke’s Area
  • Developing number sense
  • What is number sense
  • Learning to count
  • Number symbols
  • Gardner’s logical/mathematical intelligence
  • Learning to calculate
  • Learning and remembering
  • Immediate memory
  • Working memory
  • Environmental factors
  • Math anxiety
  • Defining dyscalculia
  • Types of dyscalculia (Guillemot)
  • Developmental dyscalculia
  • Acalculia
  • Pseudo-Dyscalculia
  • Types of dyscalculia (Kosc)
  • Verbal
  • Practognostic
  • Lexical
  • Graphical
  • Ideognostic
  • Operational
  • Warning signs

Reading vs. Mathematics

  • Brain basis of dyscalculia
  • Solving an arithmic problem
  •  Mathematical brain circuits summarised
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyslexia vs. Dyscalculia
  • Administering the Stark Griffin Dyscalculia assessment
  • Procedure
  • Step-by-step procedure
  • Case studies
  • Process
  • Internship, assignment, and submission
  • Procedure for marking
  • Submission of assessments
  • The Stark Griffin Dyscalculia Report
  • Feedback regarding the report
  • Developmental milestones
  • Gross-motor skills
  • Fine-motor skills
  • Auditory abilities
  • Visual abilities
  • VAKT
  •  Integrating sensory modalities
  • Tactile abilities
  • Kinaesthetic abilities
  • Key math skills for school
  • Opportunities to use math talk
  • Mathematics and your child’s experiences around home
  • Mathematics and reading
  • Grade 1 – 3 (foundation phase)
  • Grade 4 – 6 (Intermediate phase)
  • Grade 7
  • How to help your dyscalculic child?
  • Multi-sensory approach
  • Dusk to dawn – student manual
  • Dusk to dawn – therapist manual
  • Pre-school and Grade R
  • Level 1 (Grade 1, 2 and 3)
  • Fact retrieval
  • Learning strategies
  • Word problems
  • Data handling
  • Visual, spatial: Geometry
  • Level 2 (Grade 4, 5 and 6)
  • Fact retrieval
  • Learning strategies
  • Visual spatial: Geometry
  • Visual spatial: Measurement
  • Data handling
  • Classroom accommodations
  • At home accommodations
  •  Academic support
  • Classroom accommodations
  • The right tools
  • Address anxiety
  • The impact of working memory
  • Support self-esteem
  • 2 Internship assessments must be completed upon successfully completing the online training.
  • After each internship the documents will be sent for grading at SGDA head office where extensive feedback will be given to the intern within 3-5 working days.
  • Upon successful completion of the online training and internship, the professional will only then be registered at the Stark Griffin Dyslexia Academy.

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