VISITOR: I’m a rehabilitation professional working with a client who has been tutoring k-3 children who have dyscalculia through a school program that is grant-funded.
He has been successful and wants to continue this work, focusing on dyscalculia without being restricted in other LD areas, like language arts, by school administrators.Do you have any suggestions? He’s in the midst of preparation for a teaching license.
DYSCALCULIA.ORG: Does this teacher-to-be need a workshop or online training in dyscalculia teaching tools and strategies? We can set him up and provide a certificate of competency.
If you think administrators will pressure him to address language arts, as well as math, he can advocate for his service by teaching the language of mathematics during his math lessons. This method exponentially increases language acumen and math performance, simultaneously, and is highly effective with students with learning challenges, like dyslexia and dyscalculia.