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Beating Dyslexia and Acalculia: A Live Edublox Case Study

Meet Vivienne, an 11-year-old American girl who was adopted from China at age 5. Her parents have tried many avenues to help her catch up on her development delays. While she made progress in certain areas, her academics continued to lag. They thus embarked on the Edublox program on November 3, 2020...

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Understanding Dyscalculia: A Guide for Parents

William is eighteen years old, and he excels in drama and art. He’s an avid reader and writes poems and short stories in his spare time. However, he is unable to graduate with his senior class because he doesn’t have the required credits in mathematics.

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Closing the Gap: ‘Matthew Effect’ in Learning Disabilities

You've heard the saying "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer". The same is true for learning – those with learning difficulties face a growing academic achievement gap when compared to other students. This is known as the Matthew Effect and is the subject of the next episode in our Short Video Series.

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Dyscalculia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Math learning disabilities can be a debilitating problem in school and later life. In today’s world, mathematical knowledge, reasoning, and skills are no less important than the ability to read. Dyscalculia, which means inability to calculate, is the most widely used term for disabilities in arithmetic and mathematics.

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Math Learning Disabilities: Symptoms, Causes, 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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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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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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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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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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