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Is it possible for me to learn math if I cannot process information in an abstract way?

I have autistic spectrum disorder / aspergers syndrome (diagnosed by a psychiatrist). Also I have ADHD. I have trouble processing information in an abstract way. I can only think visually. I am good ...
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What are some strategies to remedy and accommodate dysgraphia?

I have a few students that have difficulties writing. To generalize, these students have nearly illegible handwriting, they take a very long time to write, they become anxious or fatigued when writing ...
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How Can I Mitigate My Learning Disabilities And Improve My Abstract-Reasoning Abilities?

I am seeking advice for understanding how I can improve my abstract reasoning abilities. More specifically, I would like to understand how I can revise my reasoning abilities in mental areas such as ...
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Appropriate journals for case study article about teaching math to learning-disabled student

Many scholarly articles have been written about the relationship between low working memory and math learning difficulties. There's not much written about what to do about it. I would like to write ...
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Marking dyslexic mathematical writing

In the context of an undergraduate class focused on proof-writing, a small change in what is written donw can make a big difference to the meaning. Are there any guidelines in use on how to mark such ...
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Tutoring elementary student who reverses left and right

I am a volunteer math tutor. My student is in fifth grade. He was evaluated in August and found to be at the first grade level in math. (His reading is very close to grade level.) He has epilepsy, ...
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Teaching visually impaired mathematics students

How can typical undergraduate mathematics teaching resources be made accessible to visually impaired students?
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Is WebAssign ADA compliant?

I hope this is a good place to ask about this. My institution uses WebAssign for homework in many classes. A concern has come up about being compliant with ADA. From a page on the WebAssign site, it ...