If you are already familiar with Dyslexia, it is easier to understand the things that happen when you have Dyscalculia. Although they are very different, here is an overview of where you see how it affects people similarly.
Yes we will most likely all make some New Year’s resolutions but today I don’t want to talk about the “loose weight” or “move more” kind of resolution, today I want to highlight the need to support your student in their troubles with math.
Too many excuses are generally made for troubles that students experience in class with math.
“Math is just not their thing”, “They are still very playful”, “They’ll grow into it”, “This is just not a topic they are interested in”.
All excuses that could mask a genuine issue with the math learning for your student. This can lead to them not liking going to math class and create anxieties.
You want to know exactly what is happening and if there would be the need for additional support.
So take advantage of our online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test and make it your New Year’s resolution to find out what is going on. The test is priced at only $27.50 make it accessible for most. Shortly after completing the test an approximate five page report is emailed to you.
See the test at https://DyscalculiaTesting.com
The year has started, the first ERB testing has been done, the first report cards are around the corner.
We are celebrating Learning Disabilities month, so all reasons to do a check in with your student and see if there are any problems with math.
For the teachers among you we have a coupon code for $10 off our Dyscalculia Awareness Training until the end of October, use coupon code LDA, the training is available at http://DyscalculiaAware.org
For the parents our recommendation would be to make sure you check as soon as you think there is any chance of a larger issue with math than the regular struggles. You can do the free check list in the left navigation panel of this page (free registration required) or you can do the more comprehensive Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test at https://DyscalculiaTesting.com
Let’s make sure we got this covered and discovered before the end of the year and we can make plans on what to do going forward in the new year. As always don’t hesitate to call us at 832 377 8373 with any questions or email DrSchreuder@dyscalculiaservices.com
With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, we urge the parents to make sure you have all the resources in place to help your child when they are struggling with math.
You can make use of our Moms Teach Math video series (sorry for that name, Dads are also verv welcome to it) to be able to help your child with their home work and learn about manipulatives. When you think the math issues continue and there could be a math learning disability or Dyscalculia, make sure you get a diagnosis and plan for a meeting at school to give them accommodations so they can be successful like the other children who do not have learning issues.
Several easy ways to get a good view on what is going on
Our dyscalculia screener in the left navigation panel (free registration required) or our online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test with a report emailed to you shortly after completing the test.
However you go about it, but remember this is the good moment to take action, we still have some months.
When your child is not doing very well in Math, please do not brush it off with “math is just not their thing” or “they will grow into it”.
Chances are that your child may have a Math Learning Disability or Dyscalculia. When your child does not start reading fast enough, don’t you take immediate action? You wouldn’t say “oh reading is not their thing”. No you would investigate and get help.
Likewise with falling behind in Math, you need to take action, get it assessed and get them the help they deserve.
Even when you are an adult and have always had trouble with math, there is something you can still do to change this. Get an assessment ( an easy quick start is at https://dyscalculiatesting.com ) and get helped to advance your career or just be more comfortable going through life that is increasingly made up of algorithms and numbers.
In the general population there is about one in fifteen people that have this learning disability but it is rather unknown and thus does not often get diagnosed at school yet.
Take action, make sure you know what is happening and if there is a reason to get further help.