“There is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.” – Michael Yudin, Department of Education
“Dyscalculia is not assessed in our schools.” – school professional
Fast Facts about Dyscalculia
What Is Dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is usually defined as a difficulty with […]
Dyscalculia, or a math learning disability is important to identify because formal identification can qualify a student for accommodations both in the classroom and for high stakes tests. It can co-occur with dyslexia and it is under-recognized.
We previously reviewed tests that can be used to identify dyscalculia HERE.
In our clinic, we liked to use […]
Despite the suggestion that dyslexic students who are strong in math use a different approach for doing basic mathematical operations, it’s surprising how little formal research has been done to figure out how math-gifted dyslexic individuals do what they do.
At Georgetown University, neuroscience researchers were surprised to find
Fortunately, there’s been growing interest from educational and scientific researchers for understanding how people can compensate for some of the academic challenges of dyslexia.
POSITIVE FACTORS AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA
A recent study by Drs. Rebecca Wiseheart and Lori Altmann (Int J Lang Comm Dis 2017) had a nice review of compensating factors as well […]
1. CARD GAMES
With a little twist, card games like War and Go Fish can be used to help kids hold onto math facts and math manipulations over the summer. If War (higher card win) is too simple, then Subtraction War (figuring out the difference between two cards) might be just the right amount of […]
Math Tips for Dyslexia: Some students have difficulty using a number line because of right-left difficulties and the fact that there are some counter-intuitive principles when dealing with positive and negative numbers (the negative of a negative number is a positive).
What might make more intuitive sense is considering positive and negative numbers in terms […]