Mathematics Challenges

How To Help Children And Youth With Arithmetic/Mathematics Challenges

Calculates Slowly; Difficulty Organizing Information On Paper; Difficulty Understanding Abstract Concepts; Lack Of Challenge Solving Strategies; Reverses Numbers/Mixes Up Numbers;Difficulty Learning Basic Operations; Difficulty Remembering Number Facts; Gets Very Frustrated/Lacks Confidence

It appears that proficiency in math has some connection to being successful. Higher salaries appear to be paid to people who are comfortable with mathematics. It is therefore very important to solve these challenges with learning mathematics as quickly as possible. These challenges create increasing anxiety, habits of quitting, and ineffective attitudes towards learning. This difficulty can be due to a combination of: learning style/instruction style mismatch; family patterns and expectations; lack of effective family support and acknowledgement; vision challenges; perceptual challenges; anxiety; nutritional imbalances; chaotic environment; damage to the head; allergies; exposure to pollutants; inability to focus; ineffective teaching and insufficient practice; insufficient study habit instruction; inability to relax and think; a lack of hearing storybooks read every night.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Precision Teaching
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Light Therapy
  • Craniosacral
  • Biofeedback
  • Flower Essences
  • Ayurveda
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Feldenkrais
  • Music Lessons
  • Independent Study
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Aikido
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Expressive Arts
  • Flower Essences

On Our Own We Would Try: • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Wholesome Pleasures • Long Walks/Hikes • Nature • Pets

For Parents: • Give the best low sugar, low additive diet you can afford. High protein, low sugar breakfasts can help a great deal. • Carefully explore tutors, systems, companies and books that successfully help children or youth be successful and comfortable with math. • Until High School graduation, read your child or youth stories, biographies, or anything that interests them. The art of focusing, listening and organizing information helps abstract thinking and math skills.

Check out: www.MedLinePlus.gov; www.KidsHealth.org; www.traumasoma.com/index.shtml (very technical); www.acestudy.org.

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