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Math disabilities: Italian and U.S. perspectives

Personnel Preparation

ISBN: 978-1-59749-274-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-527-7

Publication date: 3 June 2008


This chapter reviews research on math disabilities (MD) from two different points of view: Italian and American. Our goal is to gain consensus on identifying the cognitive deficits that underlie problems associated with MD as well as to provide an overview of some of the instructional approaches to remediate these deficits. The review outlines similarities and differences in the research perspectives between the two countries. Although the results show some consensus on the identification of MD and the cognitive mechanisms associated with this deficit (e.g., working memory), some differences remain between the two research perspectives (e.g., incidence of MD).


Lanfranchi, S., Lucangeli, D., Jerman, O. and Lee Swanson, H. (2008), "Math disabilities: Italian and U.S. perspectives", Scruggs, T.E. and Mastropieri, M.A. (Ed.) Personnel Preparation (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 277-308.



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