In February, I went to the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s 54th Annual National Conference in Baltimore. In addition to seeing inspiring and informative presentations, I also presented What’s math got to do with it? Math learning disabilities, dyslexia and ADHD: Understanding the connections, remediating effectively. Handouts
When we here Learning Disability, we think of dyslexia and ADHD, and rightly so. One in four students struggles with reading, writing and spelling and, according to the CDC, approximately 11% of students in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD. Fewer people are aware that Math Learning Disabilities (MLDs) affect somewhere from 6 to 14% of the population, which makes MLDs every bit as prevalent as dyslexia and ADHD. Additionally, 80% of people with Specific Language Impairments and 31% of people with ADHD also struggle with math. Despite these numbers, research on MLDs is far behind that of dyslexia or ADHD, and the dissemination of that research to parents and teachers more so. No wonder so many students miss out on high-quality mathematics remediation.
Listen to the recording of my presentation to learn the symptoms and causes of Math Learning Disabilities and their relationships with dyslexia and ADHD. We will explore explicit teaching, concept/procedure integration, incrementation, error analysis and accommodations for teaching students with MLD. Listeners will finish with games, lessons, and approaches to help math students excel.
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Hey–thanks for linking! Would you mind putting my name–Diana Kennedy, MA, BCET, and my website name–Mindsparklearning.com/blog. I’d super appreciate it!
Thank you :) I work with college students… what there is out there tends to be about getting things going for little ones… Glad you figured outhow to share! Have you thought of putting thinsg on slideshare.net ?
I have a bit, but never enough to figure out how. Is it easy enough? Yeah–college kids–are you teaching advanced classes like calf and stuff, or remedial classes?
I provide support for remedial students. We are rare in that we have courses for studnets whose assessment is so low financial aid won’t consider them even “developmental” — and some in our leadership think this is a ridiculous waste of money.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was for me to put my slideshow up there (it’s about Open Educational REsources, not specifically math)
Very cool. Yeah–all of these tips and principles should help with your students. And no cutesy pictures!
(I think based on some of my email groups that California is way way way ahead of Illinois as far as accommodating and facilitating success fro students with LD in college…)
(my background is LD — I’m Orton-GIllingham trained and worked at The New Community School in Richmond ) … thinking this might be an avenue for promoting more work on this topic.
Where are you located? We would love for you to come to do a presentation in NJ.
Hey there–I’m out in CA, but am open to coming out there–generally for travel, room, board and a fee depending on what you would want–presentation, day-long workshop, a mixture, etc.
Thank you SO much!!!
Your handouts and the recording were excellent! Wish I could have been there in person!
As I listened and read, I heard about myself, my son and a couple of current students. This is information that ALL teachers should have and it points out that even specialists and content area teachers need to be using this information. Everything should be connected to support the kids.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you so much. I agree. There is such a lag between research, then developed best practices, and then the on-the-ground teachers in schools. I know when I graduated UC Berkeley, I didn’t know half this stuff, and my teaching has changed over time the more training I get and the more research I do. And I’m always up for presenting at a school or anywhere, if you have any connections! ;-)
Receiving handouts would be great!
Thank you so much for forwarding this to us! I always appreciate everything that I receive from you.
Is it possible to receive the handouts if we didn’t attend the conference?
Yes. I did not even think about that. Let me figure that out.
I would also appreciate any handouts you could provide. I, too, really appreciate receiving this webinar and I currently have several elementary students who have been diagnosed with specific math disabilities. Thank you!