September Unemployment Report – A look at disabiltiy rates

Disability Unemployment September 2015

On the First Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an updated employment situation for the previous month. A more in-depth look at the data not usually reported by the MSM.

Almost 80% of the population with a disability are still not in the Labor Force versus 30% for the population without a disability.

September Unemployment (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)

Persons with a Disability

Participation Rate 19.1 (2015) vs 20.1 (2014)
Unemployment Rate 10.4 (2015) vs 12.3 (2014)

Persons without a Disability

Participation Rate 68.2 (2015) vs 68.5 (2014)
Unemployment Rate 4.7 (2015) vs 5.5 (2014)

Table A-6, Employment Situation September 2015
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t06.htm

Further Thoughts on Math Sequencing and Dyslexia

From my previous post, there were several suggested tools which might assist the dyslexic population.

A list of resource guides and printable Visual Organizers can be found here:

http://www.dgelman.com/graphicorganizers/

If you would like to create your own here’s some Graphic Organizer and Mind Map Software

Also remember that MS Office PowerPoint has drawing and organizing capability as well.

Math Sequencing and Dyslexia

Students with slower processing speeds or executive-function problems are often no different from their peers in math proficiency in first and second grade; but as they confront multistep computations in upper elementary school tests, their scores tumble because they lack the skills necessary to produce organized, efficient output.  These students aren’t losing their earlier skill base.  New tasks demand efficient processing in different domains.  The mathematics problems they now encounter need organizational skills involving planning and sequencing, as well as skills like handwriting, copying text, note taking, and other outputs requiring accuracy and efficiency [Emphasis mine]. These skills are often difficult for dyslexic students.  Students who struggle with processing multistep problems can improve their accuracy by employing several strategies that involve “walking” and “talking” problems through.(Woodin)

Possible solutions:

  • Visual Organizers
  • Flow charts
  • Digital Recorders
  • Math writing software

Woodin, Chris. “Math Processing Breakdowns * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity.” N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.