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10 Helpful Dyscalculia Resources

Dyscalculia ResourcesThe following resources will help you learn more about dyscalculia and find local help. You can always use NCLD’s Resource Locator to find programs in your local area.

  1. About Dyscalculia: Dr. Anna Wilson, a dyscalculia expert from New Zealand, created About Dyscalculia to share the latest on dyscalculia with parents, teachers and individuals who struggle to learn math.

  2. AT Devices for Students Struggling in Math: This helpful chart from the Georgia Department of Education is a comprehensive list of assistive technology tools for students who struggle to learn math. The chart makes suggestions by age group and math content area.

  3. Beyond “Getting the Answer”: Calculators Help Learning Disabled Students Get the Concepts: A calculator can be a useful tool for students with dyscalculia, but calculator use may be better suited to certain types of math activities than others. This article reviews recent research to give practical tips to teachers and parents on when calculator use is appropriate for students with LD.

  4. Dyscalculia.org: Dyscalculia.org is a comprehensive online resource offering information on diagnosis, accommodations and modifications, advocacy and legal rights and much more.

  5. Dyscalculia Forum: Dyscalculia Forum is a free online community for people who are affected by dyscalculia. Join the forum to share your experiences and interact with others who have “been there.”

  6. The Math Forum @ Drexel: Drexel University’s Math Forum site offers resources for improving math learning and teaching, including remedial math guides, technology tools, practice problems and solutions and more. This active site is useful for both those who struggle to learn math and those who seek to help them (teachers and parents).

  7. Number Sense and Number Nonsense: Understanding the Challenges of Learning Math by Nancy Krasa and Sara Shunkwiler (Brookes Publishing, 2009): This straightforward, reader-friendly book (by a psychologist and a middle school teacher) offers a guide to essential math skills and difficulties that students encounter with math.

  8. Strategies to Facilitate Math Concepts and Homework: Are you the parent of a child with dyscalculia wondering how you can help support your child’s math learning? Check out this page for practical strategies to help with homework and other at-home learning.

  9. Teaching Mathematics Meaningfully edited by David Allsopp, Maggie Kyger, and LouAnn Lovin (Brookes Publishing, 2007): What are the needs of students with dyscalculia, and how can teachers help them to develop math skills? This book will help teachers understand the “how” and “why” of effective teaching strategies for students with math LD.

  10. Why is Math so Hard for Some Children?: The Nature and Origins of Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities edited by Daniel Berch and Michele Mazzocco (Brookes Publishing, 2007): This scholarly anthology of essays incorporates recent research exploring all aspects of dyscalculia.