Students with dyslexia struggle to easily and accurately decode words when reading (despite being taught phonics), are slow and inaccurate readers (they miss the oral reading fluency benchmarks), and have always struggled with spelling – especially when writing sentences, stories, and compositions.
Dyslexia is the most common reason a bright child will struggle to read, spell or write. Children with dyslexia usually also have difficulty with the following:
Memorizing their address, the alphabet or multiplication tables
Learning to tie their shoes
Writing some letters or numbers backwards past the end of first grade
Learning to tell time on a clock with hands
Telling left from right
Confusing letter pairs such as b-d, b-p, p-q, g-j or m-n
To learn more about dyslexia, follow this link: https://bartonreading.com/about-dyslexia/
Dyscalculia is a diagnosis used to describe learning difficulties related to math concepts. Dyscalculia goes beyond having a hard time understanding math. If you have dyscalculia, it’s difficult to understand the wider concepts that govern the rules of math, like whether one amount is greater than another or how algebra works.
The Learning Center works with these children by:
repeated practice of basic math concepts, such as counting and addition
segmenting subject material into smaller units to make it easier to digest information
provide one-to-one or small groups of instruction
repeated review of basic math concepts in hands-on, tangible demonstrations