There are many people running around this country inept in or adverse to math, because a teacher failed to teach them.
Actually, there's probably good reason to believe most of their teachers also hated math. Sadly, many, many teachers go into education already traumatized by their own math teacher. A teacher with no enjoyment in math, or worse a fear of math, may pass that on to vulnerable students. Yet, for a few students, even the best teachers and teaching practices have left them feeling like failures in math.
Some children have teachers who love math and teach it well. Yet they do not learn. Why?
If this is your child, you know you've already done “everything” to teach him or her just basic math calculations. You've sat at the kitchen table and reviewed the homework. You've done flashcards. You've hired the special tutors. You've enrolled him in special classes. You've done it all, but something is missing.
Even if you've tried everything, the story is not over for your child.
You may feel deeply discouraged and feel like there's no more hope for your child. But it's time we tell you something different.
There is hope. Every child can learn. You have not reached the end of the road.
It does not matter that you have watched your child repeatedly miss the same problem. It does not matter that you've winced every time you seen a report card in the backpack. It does not matter that your child has learned a problem a thousand times for a sum total of five minutes.
This can all change.
Dyscalculia is tied to mental processes that have to be learned before learning math.
I think I need to repeat myself: There are other things your child needs to practice before learning math. The answer is not more math practice. There's hope. With proper training and experts speaking into your child's therapy (which you can lead in your own home), your child can learn the pre-skills to math.
In fact, dyscalculia is a lot like dyslexia, just a lot less discussed on television.
In both cases, characters seemingly “wiggle around” the page and make little sense to the viewer. In both cases, the long-term solution does not initially involve more practice. It requires rewinding a bit and seeing where the holes in the earlier pre-skills are. Once those are mastered, math (or reading) can equally be mastered. Knowing more about mixed dominance can help in practicing.
Fifty years ago was a hard time for students with dyscalculia.
Thankfully, the education system has changed. In the past, a disability in math possibly allowed a student to receive more math instruction, but that was it. More instruction (without gaining the pre-skills to actually comprehend the instruction) meant more frustration. More embarrassment. More shame. More feelings of inadequacy. It possibly meant believing the lie that he/she was stupid. This may have even been you, and you know you want nothing more than to save your child from this same terrible path.
Depending on where you live, perhaps the latest research and cutting edge techniques have not made it to your school. In that case, it may be just like fifty years ago. Regardless of whether your child attends the best school or the worst school, however, you are not the same as parents fifty years ago. You have access to the internet and experts, and you can be the difference in your child's life. We believe, a parent is primary to a child's success.
You can change your child's life trajectory.
You can join the parents in our community who are learning how to help their children. You can hand your child success, and with success comes confidence and the world of possibilities. You can tell your child that you believe in him/her. You can demonstrate to your child that he/she is smart. Join us and sign up for the course today.