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Learning Disabilities: The Matthew Effect; How to Close the Gap

The Matthew effect is often summarized by the saying “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” In the context of learning disabilities it refers to an ever growing gap between the child’s expected and actual academic performance. What needs to be done, of course, is to close this gap.

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NEW!! Beating Dyslexia and Acalculia: A Live Edublox Case Study

Meet Vivienne, a beautiful 11-year-old American girl, who was adopted from China at age 5½. Since her adoption, her parents have focused on helping her catch up on her development delays. While progress has been made, her academics still have a long way to go...

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Dyscalculia – Specific Learning Disability in Mathematics

Dyscalculia refers to a specific learning disability in mathematics. Individuals with dyscalculia suffer from an inability to memorize and retain mathematical concepts...

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Dyscalculia: What It Is and What To Do

Lots of kids struggle with math, but for some the difficulties go beyond a little bit of frustration. They may do well in other subjects, yet have low math test scores, poor comprehension of math symbols, struggle with memorizing and organizing numbers, and have difficulty telling time or trouble with counting.

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Teach Your Toddler to Count

Introducing numbers and counting will stand your child great stead for that thorny subject of mathematics. Find countless ways to get your toddler counting while simultaneously developing the precious bond between you.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Get Better at Math

Has your child ever come home from school and told you they are bad at math? Considering it is such an important subject area at school, there are a great many children growing up believing they can’t do it, and once that belief becomes ingrained it’s hard to get past it. The easy answer is […]

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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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