Dyscalculia isn’t as well-known as other learning and attention issues, such as dyslexia. In fact, many parents never hear of this math issue until their child is evaluated and found to have it. But it’s important to know there are ways to help kids with dyscalculia succeed in school and in life. Follow these steps to help your child get the support she needs, both in class and at home.
Find out all you can about dyscalculia.
Investigate dyscalculia treatments and therapies.
Discuss dyscalculia supports and services with the school.
Teach your child to self-advocate.
Talk with your child about her learning differences. Discuss ways she can ask for help for her dyscalculia in grade school or middle school. Learning to self-advocate is a skill that can offer benefits throughout her lifetime.
Understand the possible emotional impact.
Learn what you can do at home.
Keep in touch with the school.