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Math Related Learning Disabilities

Reflect and research on a specific math related learning disability. Describe how it can impact a student. What are some strategies to help the student with this type of disability?

1 - Information processing such as the visual deficits, auditory processing, motor/memory/attention deficits
2 - Language such as expressive/receptive difficulties
3 - Cognitive and meta-cognitive challenges
4 - Difficulty maintaining positive attitude towards learning math

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Dyscalculia is a math learning disability which is complex and requires intervention by skillful teachers and/or professionals to help the student achieve success. Dyscalculia is a difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic. For instance, students have a hard time understanding numbers or how to manipulate numbers. It is similar to dyslexia. Dyscalculia disability cause student to suffer in a more fundamental inability to grasp concepts or meaning. Dyscalculia impacts development as a genetically linked learning disability that impacts a person ability to remember or manipulate numerical facts. This include by not limited to difficulty reading an analog clock, difficulty understanding greater than, less ...

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Math can be difficult to individuals without a disability. So how can you make learning interesting, fun, relaxing for students with math related learning disabilities? The expert shares her answers to these questions and more about how individuals with limitations can have a positive attitude about learning math, despite their disability challenges.