Dyscalculia Services was founded in 2010 by dr. A.M. Schreuder.
Dr. Schreuder follows and implements the latest research on the subject of learning differences and best practices for intervention. She volunteered at Neuhaus and a fMRI study at UT and was trained as a reading tutor at UT. The tutoring experience brought back fond memories of her first student job as a Math tutor.
Unlike for dyslexia, where there is an abundance of good information for parents and teachers, dyscalculia is relatively new and unknown. She founded Dyscalculia Services to raise awareness for dyscalculia and assist parents to support their children’s learning.
She loves to promote research based educational strategies for students who struggle in Math and works diligently to reverse the negative spiral of low self esteem. Her enthusiasm for the subject is contagious and initially reluctant students have made enormous strides and even started to like the subject!
Dr. Schreuder has a longstanding interest in neuro-imaging and neuro-developmental pediatrics and the relationship with early childhood development and education. Her enthusiasm and love for knowledge called her to do research, resulting in her thesis describing the statistics of the medical, behavioral and early educational follow up of very preterm born babies at the time of entry of formal education, with a special emphasis on vision and language development. Usually the medical and educational fields progress in seclusion, but being knowledgeable in both makes it possible to build the bridge between the two. A few decades ago the field of medicine shed the last shells of the long used ‘anecdotal’ approach and firmly moved into the era of evidence based medicine. Being actively involved during this process of restructuring in the medical world, she is delighted to contribute to the emerging parallel development in education, now evolving towards research based instruction in particular for children with a learning difference.
She lives in Katy, TX and works in the greater Houston area. Skype and Google Hangout are used to reach those outside that area.
To expand her services beyond the Texas area, she has developed a range of services online:
- Moms Teach Math, a video series for parents and teachers where she explains how to teach children elementary math and help with homework
- The Online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test, a service to provide tutors, counselors, parents and individuals a low cost online screening test that provides an app. 5 page report about the math level and gaps that exist.
- The Dyscalculia Awareness Training, an online module that every teacher should follow to be able to recognize and help or refer children with Dyscalculia.
- This Online Dyscalculia Tutor Training, the first basic module in a series that will eventually have five training modules, developed to train more teachers and tutors to become specialists in Dyscalculia Tutoring to develop a larger group that can help students with this learning disability.