A math disability, like other learning disorders, can stand in the way of a child’s potential to succeed. As with other learning problems, early recognition of a math disability is the best first step toward helping a struggling child overcome it. Even so, parents commonly dismiss math difficulty as a normal part of life, especially if they too struggled with the subject when they were young. In the minds of many, mathematics is a subject that either comes naturally to a person or remains forever out of intellectual reach; either you get it or you don’t. For many students today, getting it is no longer optional.
Learn why math is so important for success, the processes involved in doing math and strategies for making the most of math disabilities.