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Math Learning Disabilities: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Math is an unavoidable and required knowledge. Whether in science, business, or daily living, we cannot escape the use of numbers. Every job, from the rocket scientist to the sheep herder, requires the use of math!

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Processing Deficits and Math Performance

Making comparisons of likeness and difference is nearly impossible for the person with processing deficits, and for this reason processing deficits frequently impact not only performance in reading, but in math as well.

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Dyscalculia: Statistics and Characteristics

Dyscalculia, which means inability to calculate, is the most widely used term for disabilities in arithmetic and mathematics. Sometimes the term acalculia is used to refer to complete inability to use mathematical symbols and the term dyscalculia is reserved for less severe problems in these areas.

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Visual-spatial Disorder Is Common and May Affect Math, Study Finds

Nonverbal learning disability, a poorly understood and often-overlooked disorder that causes problems with visual-spatial processing, may affect nearly 3 million children in the United States, making it one of the most common learning disorders.

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Dyscalculia Help for Children, Part 2: Symptoms and Signs

It’s only in recent years that the term ‘dyscalculia’ has become more commonly known. Perceptions as to what it is remain wide-ranging, from ‘dyslexia for numbers’ to ‘being really bad at math.’

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Dyscalculia Help for Children, Part 1: An Introduction

Doing poorly in school traumatizes children. This is a fact that parents who watch their children struggle with schoolwork on a daily basis understand better than anyone.

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Rich Home Learning Environment in Early Years Boosts Math Scores at Age 12

The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child's early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

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Case Study: Overcoming Severe Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Low IQ

Meet Maddie, a 10-year-old who had been diagnosed with severe dyslexia, moderate dyscalculia, ADHD, and low IQ (low 80s). People who had evaluated her said that they had never seen dyslexia as severe as this before. Her parents had been told by more than one professional that Maddie would probably never read, and that they should try to find things that Maddie could be successful with outside of academics, because she would never be successful in academics...

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Study: Math with Good Posture Can Mean Better Scores

If you've ever felt like a deer in the headlights before taking a math test or speaking before a large group of people, you could benefit from a simple change in posture.

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Mathematical Difficulties Related to Poor Visual Perception and Memory

While improving the quality of teaching and education provided is certainly a key to improving numeracy, there's more involved than just that. A study, conducted at the Ohio State University College of Optometry was designed to determine whether or not performance on tests of visual perception could predict the children with poor current achievement in mathematics...

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Is It Okay for Children to Count on Their Fingers?

Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of students have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning math. But a new research article, published in Frontiers in Education shows using fingers may be a much more important part of math learning than previously thought. The article, by Professor Tim […]

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Math Difficulties May Reflect Problems in Brain’s Crucial Learning System

Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. Yet the causes of these problems are not fully understood. Now, two researchers have developed a theory of how developmental "math disability" occurs.

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