Learning Disability Quarterly

Sage Publications Inc.

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Learning Disability Quarterly is a peer reviewed, academic journal that includes research-based articles with an applied focus relating to the field of learning disabilities.

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Learning Disability Quarterly (LDQ) publishes high-quality research and scholarship concerning children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities.

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Article from LDQ

Understanding and Accessing Standards-Based Mathematics for Students With Mathematics Difficulties

  • Gives background of the issue of improving the math achievement of US students
  • Shift from rote memorization to conceptual understanding, mathematical thinking, reasoning, problem solving
  • CCSS -> smaller number of topics covered in-depth at each grade level
  • active student engagement
  • focus on problem solving
  • making connections within math strands as well as to real-life contexts
  • frequent group work to talk about math with peers
  • use of math tools
  • students approach unknown problems by generating ideas and discussing multiple approaches to solve problem

Approaches for students with SLD:

  • Conceptual scaffolds--hints, prompts, think alouds
  • Metacognitive scaffolds--self-regulate the learning process
  • Procedural Scaffolds--illustrating how to use tools to complete complex tasks
  • Strategic Scaffolds--make learner aware of solution methods


  • provide explicit instruction
  • encourage thinking aloud when solving a problem
  • use visual representations to solve problems
  • provide a range of examples
  • engage in real-world problems