Who We Benefit
Empowering struggling math learners and students with learning disabilities in grades K through 5.
How do your resources support students with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and math anxiety?
At Luminous Learning, we believe that every student is smart, some just learn differently. Our resources are specifically designed with modifications to support these differences. In order to maximize students’ potential, our worksheets include the following features:
- multi-step concepts and procedures are broken down into smaller, more manageable chunks
- concepts are presented with explicit, direct instructions
- visual aids support students with language-based disabilities
- key information is highlighted or color-coded
My child does not have a learning disability. Will they still benefit from your resources?
Absolutely! The clear layout, simple directions, and visual supports found in all Luminous Learning workbooks translates to a foundational understanding of math beneficial to all types of learners!
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is a neurological disorder that impacts how a person learns. It manifests different from person to person and can affect a student’s ability to read, write, listen, speak, reason, and do math.
Children with learning disabilities process information differently, but that doesn’t mean they’re not smart! In fact, they are often quite talented in many disciplines, such as the arts. They simply need specific interventions and support to be successful at school.
Types of learning disabilities:
Dyslexia- a language-based disability affecting a person’s ability to read, write, and spell.
Dysgraphia- a writing disability impacting a person’s ability to correctly form letters, organize letters or numbers within a defined space on a page, or put thoughts into writing .
Dyscalculia- a math disability resulting in poor arithmetic and problem-solving skills.
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities- marked by poor visual-spatial skills and difficulty organizing oneself in time and space
What about ADHD?
Children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD have difficulty focusing on school tasks due to impulsivity, hyperactivity, or distractibility. Their difficulty paying attention for extended periods of time can negatively impact their academic performance. Students with ADD or ADHD benefit from targeted classroom modifications to help improve their concentration, mental organization, and memory.
What about autism?
Autism is a complex developmental disability that can affect a child's ability to learn language and social skills. Autistic students typically benefit from a tailored instructional program in a well-structured learning environment. Many teachers of autistic students found Luminous Learning workbooks especially useful to supplement their math curriculum. Students benefit from our focus on breaking down information into smaller chunks, highlighting key information, providing clear examples and directions, and our visual aids that encourage understanding.