AmyinWI

10-27-2012, 10:40 PM

I don't even know where to start here.. my soon to be 9 yr old has some learning disabilities ,mostly in the area of math, but other problems as well.

There are concepts she has been taught over and over and over. we are still on very basic math, using manipulatives, fingers, pictures... whatever.... for basic addition. BASIC. and she can find the answer, but not remember it. The only ones she has memorized are a few of the "doubles" 2+2,3+3, etc. so if I said what is 2+1?. .. she might get it on a good day, but mostly likely will say... "ummmm let me think, then she'll count on her fingers". I'm frustrated, I don't know how much to ever expect of her.

Emotionally, socially, cognitively she should be a fully functioning adult at some point. She can read pretty much at grade level. spelling and handwriting are pretty bad. She loves learning about animals and science and can rattle off the most insignificant animal facts ever... but for basic math and writing skills it's just tough.

I'm not so much looking for curriculum help, but more how to set goals with a child that is just so very slow at learning things..?? I just don't know if I'm thinking about this correctly.

Add to this, lately there have been a very circumstances where a "well meaning" adult has given her a math question and expected her to answer right then and there. (not gonna happen!) I just hate it when adults (or other kids) do that to my kids! :unsure:

There are concepts she has been taught over and over and over. we are still on very basic math, using manipulatives, fingers, pictures... whatever.... for basic addition. BASIC. and she can find the answer, but not remember it. The only ones she has memorized are a few of the "doubles" 2+2,3+3, etc. so if I said what is 2+1?. .. she might get it on a good day, but mostly likely will say... "ummmm let me think, then she'll count on her fingers". I'm frustrated, I don't know how much to ever expect of her.

Emotionally, socially, cognitively she should be a fully functioning adult at some point. She can read pretty much at grade level. spelling and handwriting are pretty bad. She loves learning about animals and science and can rattle off the most insignificant animal facts ever... but for basic math and writing skills it's just tough.

I'm not so much looking for curriculum help, but more how to set goals with a child that is just so very slow at learning things..?? I just don't know if I'm thinking about this correctly.

Add to this, lately there have been a very circumstances where a "well meaning" adult has given her a math question and expected her to answer right then and there. (not gonna happen!) I just hate it when adults (or other kids) do that to my kids! :unsure: