Unpacking and Understanding Specific Learning Disabilities in Mathematics

Elizabeth M. Hughes, Bradley S. Witzel, Jonte Myers, Tzu Hsing Lin

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Mathematical knowledge and skills are critical in the development of students. In this article, we begin to unpack the concept of mathematics disabilities and how they are presented across classrooms. We explain commonly used terms such as, specific learning disability and dyscalculia, and emphasize how students qualify for math support. We provide overview regarding difficulties students encounter with math and how to support student learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalTeaching Exceptional Children
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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