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Below find sample recommendations for an elementary student presenting with specific learning disorders in reading, writing, listening, math, and visual tracking difficulty.


(1) Fast ForWord for Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia

(2) Occupational Therapy for penmanship

(3) Writing: special pencil grips, raised-line graph paper for math and raised-line, redi-space paper for all writing assignments.

(4) Multisensory letter & number instruction for spacing, layout, direction, orientation

(5) Dyscalculia: hands-on math instruction, e-manipulatives, iPAD apps

(6) Use digital texts & e-demos, e-exercises, e-practice, e-tests: minimize paperwork

(7) Use text-to-speech apps to read large sections of print

(8) Use speech-to-text apps where lengthy written response is required

(9) Use child e-story book creation apps


(1) Handwriting: iPAD / Tablet penmanship instruction and practice

(2) Tablet Math Instruction & Practice: iPAD Math Apps; Android Math Apps

(3) Dyscalculia Intervention:

(a) Subitizing Vision Therapy (Numeration)

(b) The Number Race & The Number Catcher (Numeration & Basic Operations)

(c) Number Sense (Dyscalculia - Dr. Brian Butterworth)

(d) Maths Explained: Short video animations of key math concepts. by expert Dr. Chinn

(e) SHAPE MATH: Learn to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and do fractions with geo shapes. 

(f) ST-MATH:  Learn Math without Words, using shapes. (Spatial-Temporal Math Program). 

(g) National Library of Virtual Math Manipulatives

(h) Reflex Math (Math Fact Automaticity)

(i) Learning Upgrade / Math Upgrade (Multisensory, sequenced, online math, gr. 1-8)

(j) After Math Upgrade, introduce

(k) Learn math with MONEY! (count, +,-, *, /, %,  decimals, fractions, place value)

(l) Algebra and online Math: ALEKS.COM

(4) Vision Therapy developed by Dr. Sidney Groffman

(5) Daily-5: (1) finger paint; (2) base 10 blocks; (3) money; (4) blind bag; (5)