Recently I had the pleasure of being asked to present at the 34th ANNUAL CONFERENCE sponsored by ORBIDA (Oregon Branch of the Dyslexia Association of America). My audience was made up primarily of special educators from local area schools. I was asked a great question. I thought I would share it here with the readers of my Blog and also tell you what my response was. The questions was whether I had identified any key concepts children needed to have in place in order to be successful in math. If I thought that there were these concepts, the question then became whether I used any of them as assessments to identify students who might need targeted interventions.
My answer was affirmative that I believe there were key concepts and that that they could be used to identify students who were likely candidates for intervention. (more…)