SDA May Conference - Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Dr Camilla Gilmore
Understanding the Barriers to Success in Maths
Speaker: Dr Camilla Gilmore (Camilla delivered the Keynote Address at the Patoss Annual Conference in 2014)
It is widely acknowledged that many students, including those with dyslexia, find mathematics a challenging subject and that lack of numeracy skills can impact upon subsequent job opportunities and quality of life. One reason for this is that mathematics is a complex subject that draws upon a range of different skills.
Dr Camilla Gilmore is a Reader in Mathematical Cognition in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University. She is a developmental psychologist who has previously held positions at Oxford, Harvard and Nottingham. Her research is focused on understanding how mathematics skills develop and dyscalculia.
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The Somerset Dyslexia Association (SDA) has been supporting those affected by any form of difficulty with literacy and numeracy and their families for the past 33 years. Initially set up by a group of concerned parents it has grown to be one of the most active local dyslexia associations in England.