Accommodating children learning disabilities classroom
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.
Adults with dyscalculia experience various debilitating problems in handling daily math functions.
"Mathematics learning disabilities do not often occur with clarity and simplicity.
She has never paid a bill, used a checkbook or credit card, or made a transaction at a bank.
According to Bernadette, "math was her least favorite subject." Bernadette was brought to the Adult Center by one of her children who is employed at the school.
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.