Math disabilities and instruction

Students whose learning disabilities center around arithmetic functioning are called dyscalculic. This problem involves an inability to perform basic math functions (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) or to apply those operations to daily situations. Sometimes the problem is in understanding the abstract concepts of mathematical usage.

News items related to the topic: Math disabilities and instruction

Clinical and Translational Research Lecture: Doug Fuchs
Clinical and Translational Research Lecture: Doug Fuchs

Study: IES-funded research improves quality of math education
Vanderbilt professor Bethany Rittle-Johnson has co-authored an in-depth review of the impact of mathematics education research studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Study: Self-explanations don’t always enhance math learning
New research from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development looks at the constraints of the popular practice of prompting students to provide self-explanation as a learning tool.

Grants related to the topic: Math disabilities and instruction

  • Predicting Late-Emerging RD: Neurobiological and Cognitive Factors
    PI: Cutting, Laurie
  • Improving Reading and Mathematics Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities: Next Generation Intensive Interventions
    PI: Fuchs, Douglas
  • Preventing and Understanding Mathematics Disability
    PI: Fuchs, Lynn
  • Word Problems, Language, and Comorbid Learning Disabilities
    PI: Fuchs, Lynn

People related to the topic: Math disabilities and instruction

Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D.
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy center; Director, IDDRC Translational Neuroimaging Core C; Faculty Director, VKC Reading Clinic

Douglas Fuchs, Ph.D.
Nicholas Hobbs Chair and Professor of Special Education and Professor of Pediatrics

Lynn S. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment and Professor of Special Education

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