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Webinar: The DysCalculator - ACAL

Tue 2 Jul 2024 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AEST


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Presented by: Gary Sharpe, Philip Schlup, and Michael Grawe

The DysCalculator has been developed over many years through working with and observing people with high maths anxiety or dyscalculia. Initial work involved altering calculators to personalise their operation to the needs of individuals. This approach revealed commonalities in what assisted users, leading to the development of the DysCalculator app. It includes additional features to support other neurodiversities and physical challenges.

Dyscalculia affects an estimated 10-12% of the population, hindering their ability to understand numbers and perform basic maths. This impairment presents everyday challenges, from timekeeping and food preparation to banking and financial tasks. Dyscalculia is a developmental condition, posing a lifelong challenge in working with numbers. Many people with dyscalculia also have comorbid neurodiversities, such as dyslexia, which affects a person’s ability to read due to difficulties identifying speech sounds and learning their relationship to letters and words.

Conventional calculators, including physical devices, mobile phone apps, and web tools, don’t cater to the needs of people with dyscalculia, leaving a significant portion of the population at a financial disadvantage.

The DysCalculator is an innovative, customisable tool designed specifically for people with dyscalculia. It combines features to benefit individuals with other neurodiversities and physical challenges.

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ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic 2 Jul 2024 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
NT, SA 2 Jul 2024 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WA 2 Jul 2024 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NZ 2 Jul 2024 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm