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Waldorf education for dyscalculia


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Joined: Jan 14, 2008
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Posted Jan 19, 2008 at 1:48:39 PM
Subject: Waldorf education for dyscalculia

I have a fourth grader with dyslexia and dyscalculia and have been homeschooling. Reading, phonics and spelling are going well, howeever, math is a huge struggle. We have been using rightstart math which is very hands on, however, the concepts are just not being cemented into her brain. We have been working on addition concepts since the beginning of the year. Some days she will look at a problem she's done many many times before and it will be as if she hasn't seen it before.

I have been reading about the Waldorf math program and it looks like something that would be great for my daughter, but was wondering if anyone had some experience with this program?

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scifinut
Joined Jul 11, 2005
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Posted:Jan 19, 2008 4:18:21 PM

I haven't seen Waldorf but my dd was very successful with Touchmath. It is very kinetic and worked well for her.

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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Jenn
Joined Jun 12, 2003
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Posted:Jan 21, 2008 10:58:23 AM

I have not used or heard of the Waldorf program, but I am using Math-U-See with my sped. students; it is a complete K-12 home-school math program designed to be taught by parents (and so easy for them to instruct). It is multi-sensory: the manipulatives are simple, yet a key part of the program. The lessons are on DVD, enabling the child and parent to see and hear the examples. Finally, it is stressed in the teacher's manual and on the DVD that your child must build (with manipulatives), write, and say each problem. My LD students have been very successful with this - they have learned their multiplication facts, are able to do multi-digit multiplication, long division, and are now working on fractions. Your child is able to proceed at her own pace. There is a wonderful web site - www.mathusee.com - from which you can order a free demo DVD, find placement tests, receive assistance, and order materials. It is quite affordable. I highly recommend it.
Jenn

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