A student can be a good reader, but still have specific learning deficits in certain areas, such as mathematics. Identifying this problem area at such a young age is an important step to helping her manage more complex mathematical requirements in future years.
Although it is helpful when a teacher provides extra assistance, it is not the same thing as remediating a learning deficiency. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a written document that binds the school system to provide specific teaching strategies, modifications, assistive technologies and services to meet the needs of a particular student. It is a tailor-made document that specifies goals and progress milestones that must be met throughout the school year. It is in the best interest of your child to insist on an IEP, which the school must provide, by law, to all eligible students.