ERIC Number: EJ1015356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Unraveling the Complex Nature of Mathematics Learning Disability: Implications for Research and Practice
Watson, Silvana M. R.; Gable, Robert A.
Learning Disability Quarterly, v36 n3 p178-187 Aug 2013
In this article, we provide an overview of current knowledge on the underlying cognitive deficits associated with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD). We highlight difficulties surrounding the identification of MLD that include inconsistency in defining MLD, comorbidity with other disabilities, problems associated with assessment tools and actual skills measured, and the limited research on MLD. We offer suggestions for strengthening the research base, which in turn should contribute to improved outcomes for students with mathematics disabilities.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Comorbidity, Mathematics Skills, Short Term Memory, Number Concepts, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Disability Identification, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Education
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