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Free Webinar – 7/16 – Developing Number Sense

Developing Number Sense Date: 7/16/2013 When: Noon – 1pm Where: Online Cost: Free! Register: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E957DE8985473B   Presenter: Beth Powell, director at The Reading Clinic Many students who struggle with math at any level are struggling with number sense. Join us in discussing how children acquire number sense, the challenges some students face in developing it and learn how to support your child at home.
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This article, from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, describes the six attributes needed to develop a stick-to-it attitude and different ways you can help develop them. They are: self-awareness, proactivity, perseverance, goal setting, the presence and use of effective support systems and emotional coping strategies. The Reading Clinic offers a unique experience for kids who are having a hard time sticking to their
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Math: The Dreaded Word Problem

The Dreaded Word Problem We had a parent ask about how to help her son with word problems. Our response is based on the variety of issues we’ve seen kids have with word problems. There are some general strategies that help just about everyone: – Draw a picture (don’t worry about how long they take to draw it) – Make a chart of what
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Finally – A Tutoring Center that Understands My Child

Some kids have an amazing, but counter-productive, ability to mask or compensate for underlying difficulties. And for most kids, the strategies eventually stop being effective when the workload or difficulty out paces their compensatory strategies. If there’s one thing we’ve learned at The Reading Clinic it is to not assume that a child has a particular skill because of their age or apparent ability.
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Mathematics Tutoring – When the Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

It is one of the few black and white things in life; a problem that always has a solution. It is mathematics and for many students can be one of the most challenging subjects they face in their academic careers. Math can be frustrating for parents as well as problems become more complicated and the rules of their youth have faded away from their
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Conceptual Math – The Langauge Connection

April 9th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Some students excel in the symbolic world of mathematics, but struggle to apply their computation skills to word problems or explaining how they solved a problem. Their conceptual understanding may be very weak. Parents will learn how to help their children develop a more balanced understanding of mathematics. 445 Sherman Ave., Ste N, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Space is
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The “Not So Basic” Facts

April 2nd, 6:30 pm – 8:00pm Specific strategies for learning the basic facts will be discussed. Parents will learn how to advocate for their child when timed-testing is counterproductive. This will be relevant to learning affected by the basic facts, even if your child is in Algebra. 445 Sherman Ave. Ste N, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Space is limited so please rsvp to info@thereadingclinic.com
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How the Brain Learns Mathematics

March 26th, 6:30 pm – 8:00pm Parents and teachers will learn to identify why a child is struggling with math and how they can help. This is an overview from learning to count through Algebra. Participants will gain an understanding of how to best approach a particular student’s learning, including effective use of manipulatives. 445 Sherman Ave. Ste N, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Space
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Nourishing Your Child’s Soul

When children are struggling with learning disabilities,  parents have concerns about how to help their child manage difficulties related to academics and they also have concerns about their child’s self-image. In her book, ‘Overcoming Dyslexia’,  Sally Shaywitz devotes a chapter to ‘Protecting and Nourishing Your Child’s Soul’ (inspiration for my blog entry title) and she makes so many great points.  She emphasizes that a
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Newsweek Deems University of Pittsburgh Good Fit for Students With LD

Article here: http://www.newsweek.com/id/211432