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Description

This study synthesized the findings from 23 articles that compared the mathematical and cognitive performances of students with mathematics learning disabilities (LD) to (a) students with LD in mathematics and reading, (b) age- or grade-matched students with no LD, and (c) mathematical-ability-matched younger students with no LD. Overall results revealed that students with mathematics LD exhibited higher word problem-solving abilities and no significant group differences on working memory, long-term memory, and metacognition measures compared to students with LD in mathematics and reading. Findings also revealed students with mathematics LD demonstrated significantly lower performance compared to age- or grade-matched students with no LD on both mathematical and cognitive measures. Comparison between students with mathematics LD and younger students with no LD revealed mixed outcomes on mathematical measures and generally no significant group differences on cognitive measures.

Citation

Shin, M., & Bryant, D. P. (in press). A synthesis of mathematical and cognitive performances of students with mathematics learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0022219413508324


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Published Date

2013

Topic

Mathematics Instruction
Special Education/Learning Disabilities

Type of Resource

Journal Article/Book Chapter

Audience

Researcher

Grade Level

Elementary
Middle School
High School