It can be challenging to have to help your child learn math concepts you may not have touched for many years; especially if your child has a learning disability (LD). My hope is that this article will show you five helpful ways you can help to engage and support your child with math at home.
LDs that impact mathematics learning are diverse, and may take many different forms. If your child is struggling with the procedure of a math problem, for example not knowing where to start or forgetting the order of steps to solve a problem, then a heuristic may be helpful.
Using manipulatives to support math learning at home can help students at all grade levels improve their mathematical reasoning and problem-solving.
Mindsets are the beliefs that people hold about their own intellectual abilities and the abilities of others. Some believe that the ability to learn is limited, or fixed, and that there is not much that can be done to change it. In contrast to this fixed mindset is a growth mindset, which is the belief that with the right instruction and practice anyone can improve their ability.
Explicit instruction is an evidence-based practice for teaching students with learning disabilities (LDs). This means that a vast amount of research, conducted over many decades, support the use of this practice with students with LDs.
Sabrina O'Keefe, a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), answers two questions about the ways in which SLPs can help students with LDs aquire math skills.
Webinar Recording: The SLP in the Math Class – Empowering Math Learners Through Collaboration between Educators and Speech Language Pathologists
Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. About the webinar: Grade level: Junior, Intermediate and specific Senior grades (e.g., LD class, Special Education Classroom instruction) Many educators view Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) as consultants, test administrators, or pull-out therapists who work 1-on-1 on articulation. The SLP's advanced education and training in language development is [...]
Webinar Recording: Math and LDs – Using Assistive Technology and Project-Based Learning to Support All Students
Click here to access the transcript of this webinar. Click here to access Richard Parker's slides. About the webinar: Math has become a hot topic in Ontario and yet, despite our best efforts, students with LDs can still be left behind. Some students struggle with numerical skills and computation. Others fall behind in math class [...]
Thinking Thursday, an initiative of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School at the York Catholic District School Board’s school improvement plan, is a day dedicated to mathematics and mathematical thinking. Every Thursday, classes work on different open-ended math questions that promote collaborative communication, creative processes and critical thinking to problem-solve.
This video provides viewers with the opportunity to explore how the York Region District School Board created a comprehensive math program to support and enhance the math outcomes for all students, including students with LDs that includes the environment, the learner and the learning experience.