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Learning Disability Checklist

Strengths and Weaknesses

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Math disabilities are often called discalculia. If you select more weaknesses than strengths, a math disability or disorder may be the problem.
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Mathematics:

Strengths

  • Sequences numbers, equations and formulas appropriately
  • Is able to perform 'mental math'
  • Computations are usually accurate
  • Work is completed logically and with minimal errors
  • Understands mathematical concepts
  • Uses mathematical terms appropriately both orally and in written work
  • Remembers the facts
Weaknesses
  • Rarely sequences numbers, equations and formulas appropriately
  • Unable to perform 'mental math'
  • Computations are usually inaccurate
  • Many careless errors, often chooses the wrong operation
  • Difficulty understanding mathematical concepts
  • Rarely uses mathematical terms appropriately both orally and in written work
  • Does not remember the math facts (although today, many children aren't committing the math facts to memory)
  • Cannot do mathematical word problems

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