Students with Mathematical Disabilities in Belgium: From Definition, Classification and Assessment to STICORDI Devices

International Perspectives

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1440-9, eISBN: 978-1-84950-503-1

ISSN: 0735-004X

Publication date: 18 July 2007

Abstract

Problems with learning disabilities are life affecting (Murray, C., Goldstein, D. E., & Nourse, S. (2000). The postsecondary school attendance and completion rates of high school graduates with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 15, 182–186; Westby, 2000; Rojewski, 1999a; Hall et al., 2002). The impact of poor mathematical skills on employment prospects is even bigger than the influence of poor reading skills (Dowker, 2005). After an introduction on the definition, prevalence and impact, gender and birth order, subtypes, comorbidity and assessment of cognition and metacognition in mathematical learning disabilities, we will focus on the features of mathematical learning disabilities in adolescence and adulthood and on the STI(mulation), CO(mpensation), R(emediation) and DI(spensation) (STICORDI) devices to help students with mathematical learning disabilities. With such devices “reasonable” adjustments are provided to ensure that disabled students are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled students.

Citation

Desoete, A. (2007), "Students with Mathematical Disabilities in Belgium: From Definition, Classification and Assessment to STICORDI Devices", Scruggs, T.E. and Mastropieri, M.A. (Ed.) International Perspectives (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0735-004X(07)20008-4

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