Accommodating students with learning disabilities
After he understands the concepts, the instructor can develop some pocket-sized math fact charts that Timothy can rely on when needed.She should use intensive practice with motivational games and reading material, not forgetting that manipulatives are always useful.The term learning disabilities is often misused and applied to students who learn in different ways.Some people think of learning disabilities as something of short duration that can be cured with help.Timothy's progress will be slow but steady, and his fear of math should gradually diminish.Bernadette is 43 years old with nine children and five grandchildren. Bernadette dropped out of high school at 16 when she became pregnant with her first child. Her husband was substantially older than she and convinced Bernadette that she was not capable of handling money.To be diagnosed with dyscalculia, it is important to make sure that math deficits are not related to issues like inadequate instruction, cultural differences, mental retardation, physical illness, or problems with vision and hearing." It is not as commonly diagnosed as dyslexia in school because of the lack of any strict or measurable criteria.
He also experiences difficulty in placing basic facts into Timothy's instructor might decide to capitalize on his intrinsic learning style: Is he a tactile, visual learner?
Using diverse approaches, specific emphases, and strategies and modifications that capitalize on students' strengths and minimize their weaknesses will help them to compete successfully in ABE classes.
by many experts in the field is the CSA sequence: from concrete, to semiconcrete, to abstract. Let's take a look at two hypothetical students who are experiencing math learning disabilities and how their teachers might best facilitate their learning.supervisor referred him to the Adult Center, and is providing him with incentives to improve his math skills.
Rather they can be combinations of difficulties which may include language processing problems, visual spatial confusion, memory and sequence difficulties, and or unusually high anxiety" (Bliss, 2000).
Adult education teachers need to individualize instruction for students who have learning disabilities in math.