How is dyscalculia treated?
Different therapies and teaching methods can help your child develop effective compensatory strategies for their math struggles. The interventions and remediations best suited for your child depend on their unique dyscalculia-related issues. Potential interventions could include:
- Use of Cuisenaire rods, number tracks, and number cards
- Behavioral interventions (if a student also has behavioral conditions)
- Multisensory instruction (like asking a student to solve a problem using a digital dance mat)
- Educational therapy
In addition to the multisensorial in-person instruction, Schreuder is a big fan of computerized intervention programs that gamify the learning process, such as Meister Cody and Dynamo Maths, to mention a few. “It’s much nicer for students to play addition and subtraction games [with immediate feedback] than having to do boring worksheets,” she says.
Any interventions and remediations should be explicitly outlined in your child’s IEP and have goals directly attached to them for progress-tracking purposes.
For more information, see our article Dyscalculia 101.