Dyscalculia Hacks for Kids

10 Hacks for Home

  • Keep a bulletin board w/ pictures of chores, activities, and events
  • Keep a virtual assistant at the ready
  • Maintain a simple routine to ensure your mind-body balance 
  • YouTube – This is an incredible resource for learning
  • Keep a box handy filled with your child’s favorite writing utensils
  • Ask family members to help you by modeling appropriate pencil grip and paper position
  • Try writing in all caps or cursive
  • Start writing each letter by first making the motion of letter C motion with your pen or pencil
  • Get comfortable with speech to text apps
  • Give GRACE to yourself and others – Give:  Respect, Admiration, Courtesy, and Empathy

10 Hacks for School

  • Use Assistive Technology 
  • Rely on your strengths
  • Keep a virtual assistant at the ready
  • Use a fidget and chew gum to assist with focus
  • Be open about your dysgraphia, share, and invite help
  • Know the accommodations that work for you and use them
  • Use pictures versus words to label folders as an organization tool
  • Use graphic organizers
  • Don’t stop practicing handwriting, try 10 minutes of handwriting practice M-F
  • Get comfortable keyboarding as soon as possible