SSD serves as a resource for faculty and staff who work with students with disabilities.
The SSD director and staff are available to answer questions, consult on problem situations, provide information, and support for accommodating students.
According to Garnett (1992), the difficulty is manifested in conceptual understanding, counting sequences, written number symbol systems, the language of math, basic number facts, procedural steps of computation, application of arithmetic skills, and problem-solving.
"Mathematics learning disabilities do not often occur with clarity and simplicity.
On this page you will find information and links to information that we hope will help you serve students with disabilities better.
We hope you will find this information informative and useful, and we hope you return often and view any updates which are added from time to time.
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis.
Adult education teachers need to individualize instruction for students who have learning disabilities in math.
Dyscalculia-which is defined as a mathematics disability resulting from neurological dysfunction-can be as complex and damaging as a reading disability, which tends to be more routinely diagnosed.
According to The Math Page web site, being classified with dyscalculia means having: "intellectual functioning that falls within or above the normal range and a significant discrepancy between his/her age and math skills (usually two years or more).
Specifically, Section 504 provides that:"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States...
Shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance"...