I didn’t want to count on my fingers in 10th grade math,” she said. “I declined all my accommodations, so that no one would need to know that I was Kara with two disabilities, something that I should have been upfront and honest about with people. That’s what I work with my students on. It’s a part of who you are.
Ansari’s lab researches key identifying predictors for math disabilities, including studying behavior and brain activity. “The parietal lobe is critical for doing basic math, but children who have math learning disabilities don’t activate those regions to the same extent,” said Ansari. “Students show greater activation in other parts of the brain as they develop strategies to overcome their weakness.”
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