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Jun20

What is Dyscalculia? Signs and Symptoms

What is Dyscalculia? Signs and Symptoms

Definition: Development of Dyscalculia Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability with neurobiological origins that affects the acquisition of mathematical knowledge despite an IQ within the normal range. Dyscalculia also has an estimated prevalence of 5-7%, which is approximately the same as dyslexia (Butterworth, Varma, Laurillard, 2011; Geary, 2011). But having difficulties with mathematics does not always imply having dyscalculia! […]

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May30

The Importance of Parents Supporting Childhood Sports

The Importance of Parents Supporting Childhood Sports

The weekly schedule of a child is very tight, sometimes even more so than the adults around them: school, extracurriculars, homework…but we should also be setting aside some time for physical activity. Practicing any sport gives them alternative and complementary learning to what they receive at school: camaraderie, integrity, effort, persistence, discipline, mental and physical […]

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Apr19

The Role of Working Memory in Learning Mathematics

The Role of Working Memory in Learning Mathematics

Memory and learning Skills such as memory, attention, or information processing speed are important indicators of academic learning. Of all these general cognitive abilities, various studies have shown that working memory plays an important role in the process of learning (Gathercole et al, 2004; Passolunghi & Lanfranchi, 2012). Working memory supports a series of cognitive […]

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