Dyslexia is a combination of strengths and weaknesses which can affect the learning process in reading, spelling, writing skills and numeracy. Short-term memory deficit, poor sequencing skills and slow speed of processing can hinder the child’s attainments in reading and writing. These skills hinder the child’s performance in the classroom, often resulting in low motivation and sometimes causing behavioral difficulties too.
Therefore, early identification of learning difficulties is essential to the child’s age-appropriate development. They have to be taught in the way they learn best. Structured, step-by-step learning helps them to cope with their difficulties. A focus on learning strategies also leads to better retention and also positive self-esteem.
Dyscalculia is a learning difficulty that affects the child’s numeracy. The child is unable to remember the various steps required to solve a problem. Sometimes, poor reading skills also contribute to their inability to solve word problems. Therefore step-by-step maths remediation with the help of concrete strategies also helps the child’s numeracy