Dyscalculia « Disabilities – Learning
Articles, Organizations and Resources
- Dyscalculia: A Quick Look (LD Online)
Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of learning difficulties involving math skills. There is no single form of dyscalculia – difficulties can vary from person to person and can change throughout a lifetime.
- Managing Dyscalculia in College (About.com)
Dyscalculia, a learning disability in math, is not simply a problem in which a person has trouble understanding, say, trigonometry. It means having difficulty with basic numbers, the numbers we often use to navigate our daily existence. If your child is going off to college for the first time, there are some basic life skills involving math where she will likely need help. This guest article has simple, easy tips to help.
- Misunderstandings About Learning Disabilities (Wrightslaw Way – 10/28/10)
A recent poll indicates that a many Americans do not completely understand the conditions related to learning disabilities. There appears to be a growing public awareness of LD and an understanding that some kids learn differently. But the poll shows that some people do not have a very clear idea of what dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning disabilities are.
- Understanding Dyscalculia – the Math Learning Disability (Eide Neurolearning Blog – 1/25/10)
Recent MRI studies found that dyscalculic school children were significantly disadvantaged in terms of their 'number sense' – estimating the number of objects on a computer screen, for instance. Without a strong sense of quantity, no wonder calculations and estimations are so hard. Although dyscalculia has been suggested to be as common as dyslexia, it is rarely recognized.
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Organizations and Resources
Aims to provide free to the public, information about math learning disability: history, terminology, science, research, treatment, causes of innumeracy; best practices for diagnosis, treatment, teaching and learning; relevant laws, rules and protections; school, self and organizational advocacy; and access and accommodations across the academic lifespan.
- Dyscalculia Forum
An international community for anyone interested in dyscalculia. You can find information, facts, articles and much more.
- Math and Dyscalculia (LD Online)
Often referred to as dyscalculia, math-related learning disabilities are complex and require intervention by skillful teachers to help students achieve success. We’ve gathered informative resources here for both parents and educators regarding learning disabilities in the area of mathematics.