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Dyscalculia (Math Disability)

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LD Online has a page of resources on math LDs at http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/math_skills/math-skills.html

Mel Levine's strategies for mastering math facts and other problem math areas: http://www.allkindsofminds.org/learningBaseCategory.aspx?categoryID=1 

This article discusses how dyslexics can have problems with math that are due to the dyslexia rather than true dyscalculia:
http://www.resourceroom.net/Sharestrats/ida_math_fall98.html

My Thirteenth Winter : A Memoir by Samantha Abeel is an amazing account by a gifted young woman with dyslexia and severe dyscalculia. A beautifully written look from the inside, by a talented writer, this is a must-read for parents, teachers, and kids with LDs. Ms. Abeel also wrote and published a poetry book, Reach for the Moon, when she was 13 years old.


Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat to read it) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/.  It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/dictionary.htm
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.D., at http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/Files/Conditions/Glossary2002.pdf
Another dictionary can be found at http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at http://www.feat.org/legal/terms.html


Last updated Friday October 06, 2006


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