Dyscalculia (a Specific Learning Disability in Mathematics) is characterised by an innate difficulty in learning or comprehending mathematics. This includes difficulties in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, and learning basic maths facts. These difficulties are unexpected in relation to a child’s age, level of schooling and other abilities.
This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the defining features of specific maths disorders and will focus on the functional impact of dyscalculia, demonstrating effective strategies for use both in and out of the classroom.
Kelly Fullarton is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at DSF Literacy and Clinical Services who has extensive experience in the field of education and learning disabilities. Kelly is an AHPRA approved supervisor and has been supporting Psychologists in WA to develop their ability to diagnose specific learning disorders with confidence and ease. Kelly has been working at DSF for more than 10 years assessing children, teenagers and adults struggling with the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills.