Students
with a mathematics disorder have problems with their math skills.
Their math skills are significantly below normal considering the
student’s age, intelligence, and education.
As measured by a standardized test that is given individually,
the person's mathematical ability is substantially less than you
would expect considering age, intelligence and education.
This deficiency materially impedes academic achievement or daily
living.
If there is also a sensory defect, the mathematics deficiency
is worse than you would expect with it.
Associated
Features:
Conduct
disorder
Attention deficit
disorder
Depression
Other Learning Disorders
Differential
Diagnosis:
Some disorders have similar or even the same symptoms. The clinician,
therefore, in his/her diagnostic attempt, has to differentiate
against the following disorders which need to be ruled out to
establish a precise diagnosis.
Low
SelfEsteem
Social problems
Increased dropout rate at school
Cause:
Mathematics
disorder is usually brought to the attention of the child’s
parents when math instruction becomes a very important part of
the classroom teaching. It is possible that some people have problems
in math because of their genetic makeup. In contrast to some families
whose members have great difficulty solving math problems, there
are other families who tend to have members that consistently
have a very highlevel of math functioning.
Treatment:
Treatment
for mathematics disorder includes individual tutoring, placement
in special math classrooms with expert math teachers, and other
educational aids that focus on math skills. Therefore, learning
disorders are treated with specialized educational methods. In
addition to special classroom instruction at school, students
with learning disorders frequently benefit from individualized
tutoring which focuses on their specific learning problem.

None
Learning
Disorder's
