Dyscalculia

Definition

Affects a person's ability to understand numbers and learn math facts. Individuals with this type of learning difference may also have poor comprehension of math symbols, may struggle with memorizing and organizing numbers, have difficulty telling time, or have trouble with counting.

Student Profile

She may be a brilliant writer, even a straight A student in all classes, except math. She may love Biology, struggle with parts of Chemistry, and really struggle with Physics. She is often late, and when she tells her teachers she didn't realize it was time for class, they don't believe her. In History, she may never remember dates. She also struggles with following directions that follow a sequence.

How Purnell can help

We'll make sure that your daughter gets 1:1 math help so we can work on the basic skills she needs, like addition and subtraction, and support her in class by pre-teaching some of the concepts. We'll help her become fluent with technology that helps her with organization and mathematics in her daily life.

Purnell student Karlie

The small class sizes ensure that I get the help and attention I need. My advisor helps me to stay on top of my assignments.
KARLIE IS DYSCALCULIC. BUT DESPITE HER CHALLENGES WITH NUMBERS, SHE COUNTS MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHILE AT PURNELL, INCLUDING SERVING AS STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT.

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