 Apr 2016

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**Reflex Math
Maybe worth purchasing for summer practice.

**MathUSee
ADS Sped instructor was using this for our daughter last year and seemed to think it worked well.

fully multisensory or partially multisensory
Focused on one approach for a particular variety of dyscalculia or underlying cause?


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The former is possibly most helped by interventions emphasising understanding, and the latter may be by drilltype interventions.
Seems limited in approach.

So in a way, research on this is just beginning. I personally am involved in a project to test a remediation designed for dyscalculic children, and there are other such projects underway.
I'm going to email her about this. I did find this site, but the link to Number Race (a software remediation) is broken.

There has been much work on this question in the educational field, and there are many curricula designed for children with difficulties in mathematics. However very few of these curricula have been rigorously tested for their efficacy, and the studies that do exist include children who have difficulties in mathematics for all sorts of reasons, not just those with dyscalculia.
BUT do they work? In an odd way, I don't like this dismissal of this work working for kids with all sorts of math difficulties given the gap it seems to be making for future curriculum target marketing. So many curricula support learners with multiple needs. This is hardly a reason to discredit or at the very least dismiss or passover these curricula. Wish they were named here?!

a more detailed examination of mathematics abilities.
What's this? Because we've done all the rest. Speaks to the limitations of this entry here.

Another researcher, Geary (1993), has argued for three different subtypes of dyscalculia, one based on difficulties in fact retrieval (ie. learning simple addition sums, and times tables), one based on difficulties in learning procedures and strategies, and one based on visuospatial difficulties.
Reading this I would bet a million bucks that these are all in play with Sadie, so....discredited based on one case? :0

just have dyscalculia
I think we are in this camp with our daughter given her facility with communication about ANYTHING else in any other mode.

• Brian Butterworth. (1999). The Mathematical Brain. MacMillan, London. General Introduction to numerical cognition for the public.
Not THIS piece, but another if you want to annotate it together

Shalev & GrossTsur (2001).
I'm going to hunt this one down asap. It's older than I would think work on this would be given the 30 year point made earlier re: dyslexia.

brain dysfunction is the only explanation left
I'm not sure how I feel about this given our limited capabilities to "rule all other factors out."

attentional disorders
I'm guessing teachers might see this one, but I can't imagine that's the case given all the strength in all other life domains and the multiple ways in which math instruction has been approached for Sadie [my daughter] from an early age (e.g.,home, school, concrete, abstract, algorithmic, wrote memorization and practice, etc.). This also gets complicated given the prevalence of all these other "reasons" in the popular discourse as opposed to the more nascent suggestion (construction) of dyscalculia.
