View Full Version : Math for severely dyslexic ds

Becky in CA
05-31-2012, 05:53 PM
A friend of mine just found out her ds has been diagnosed severely dyslexic. I'm pretty sure he's in upper elementary grades. She's looking for suggestions for math. I'm hoping you ladies can help her out.

Thanks so much!

05-31-2012, 07:42 PM
I think and this is just me, that any math can be adapted to teach a dyslexic child. He needs to learn everything in a multi sensory way. Manipulatives, be they blocks or rods or coins, etc.... He needs to be able to put his hands on things and work them that way, plus have it explained to him, perhaps use a video to explain again.

I have a dyslexic son and he uses Math U See. He has used Teaching Textbooks and it was NOT a fit for him. He has used Life of Fred, but it also was not easy for him.

There are specific curriculum for dyslexics and she may need to experiment.

Amy Joy
05-31-2012, 09:43 PM
We switched to Math-U-See this year and my oldest dd made so much progress. She can multiply and divide with ease finally! Last year was a struggle to even do simple multiplication. She has a very long processing time and signs of dyslexia. No actual diagnosis except for the processing time.

06-01-2012, 01:47 PM
We have had good success with Math-U-See.