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Guided Math Groups: An effective intervention for dyscalculia

Posted on July 5, 2010. Filed under: Differentiated Instruction | Tags: , , |


Dyscalculia is a math learning dis/ability.  We don’t talk about it much here in the states, although awareness is growing.  Dyscalculia is more than just having a little trouble with math.  It is when a student is severely struggling to pick up concepts.  Learning Disabilities Online describes it in the following way “Dyscalculia is a term referring to a wide range of life-long learning disabilities involving math. There is no single form of math disability, and difficulties vary from person to person and affect people differently in school and throughout life.”  There are various interventions that help to scaffold the learning.  I have listed some of the key sites that have information and interventions for specific aspects of dyscalculia.  Guided Math groups are an excellent opportunity to work with students who have this dis/ability.

Resources:

http://www.ldonline.org/article/Dyscalculia

 http://www.dyscalculia.org/calc.html.

http://www.ldanatl.org/aboutld/parents/ld_basics/dyscalculia.asp

http://www.dozenlilacs.com/A%20Dozen%20Lilacs%20In%20A%20Shoebox/Dyscalculia.html

There is also a book called the Dyscalculia Toolkit.

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