ERIC Number: EJ694443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children with Mathematics Learning Disabilities in Belgium
Desoete, A.; Roeyers, H.; De Clercq, A.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n1 p50-61 Jan 2004
In Belgium, between 3% and 8% of the children in elementary schools have mathematics learning disabilities (MLD). Many of these children have less developed linguistic, procedural, and mental representation skills. Moreover, a majority of the children have been found to show inaccurate prediction and evaluation skills in Grade 3. MLD often become obvious in elementary school. Whereas some children are retained, others are referred to special education. During the last 10 years, the number of children in special education and the number of children with learning disabilities who are following a special guidance program in general education (inclusive education) have increased. Children in Belgium with MLD can get therapy for about 2 years. Nevertheless, many problems continue unresolved even in high school and adulthood.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Guidance, Mathematics Education, Inclusive Schools, Guidance Programs, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium