Dyscalculia is a math learning disorder caused by a neurological disorder in the brain. It is often characterized by the inability to make sense of numbers, math concepts and solving equations. It is often referred to as “math dyslexia.”
Dyscalculia is a life-long difference that with the right kind of educational approach and support can help remediate struggles in math. Symptoms vary but are often characterized by not understanding how numbers work, how to compare numbers or how to estimate. At Trident Academy, we use a very structured, multi-sensory teaching methodology developed by the Academy of Orton-Gillinham Practioners and Educators (AOGPE) to help our students. The Orton-Gillingham approach is recognized as the premier approach to teaching children with dyslexia, but works in tandem with teaching children with dyscalculia. Trident Academy is 1 of only 13 schools in the United States accredited by the AOGPE. The Orton-Gillingham approach is based on 70+ years of teaching practice and instructional philosophies. It is highly diagnostic and provides an individualized teaching approach that is structured, systematic and multi-sensory to anchor students’ learning.