The Math Handbook for Students with Math Difficulties, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia or ADHD

(Grades 1-7)

by Helmy Faber


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The Math Handbook has been developed for students with Dyscalculia and others who are struggling with mathematics. The book is based upon the Singapore Primary Mathematics curriculum, as well as the International Math curriculum. More than twenty topics are covered and explained step by step through visual representation to convey mathematical concepts. It has been specially developed for:
Students who have been diagnosed with Dyscalculia; other terms may include Mathematics Learning Disability, or Mathematics Disorder
Students who have been diagnosed with Dyslexia; as according to research more than fifty percent of those experience difficulties with mathematics. Some students may have Dyslexia and Dyscalculia as co-existing disorders
Students diagnosed with ADHD; as they may struggle with mathematics. Some students may have ADHD and Dyscalculia as co-existing disorders.
Students who have difficulties in learning Mathematics
Slow learners
Teens/Adults who have severe Math Difficulties or Dyscalculia

Students will gain more confidence in mathematics, become more independent and produce better results. This book will provide them with an opportunity to experience success and maintain a positive attitude towards math. It is suitable to be used in combination with Educational Therapy or remedial intervention in Math that students with dyscalculia or Math difficulties need. An assessment conducted by a psychologist is essential and early interventions are most effective.

Please note that the ePub edition of The Math Handbook for tablets and mobile devices may not appear as well organized since the material doesn't always appear together on a single page as in the print edition. Therefore, we recommend the print edition for students.


The concepts in The Math Handbook for Students with Math Difficulties, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia or ADHD range from beginning math (basic addition) all the way up to some simple algebra concepts. In particular, the visual explanations of infrequently used concepts such as multiplying fractions or dividing decimals would be useful for high schoolers who once knew how to do the proper calculations but have forgotten. It would be valuable as a reference tool for any child who needs additional math help and would be useful for many years. Read more at website below...
Cristi Schwamb, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, July 2017

About the Author

Helmy Faber is a Developmental Psychologist in private practice and author of several educational books. She has over 20 years of experience working with children who have learning and/or developmental disorders, including dyscalculia, dyslexia, ADHD, ASD. She has a special interest in dyscalculia, math difficulties and math anxiety.