March 3, 2017 is World Dyscalculia Day
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Five Myths About Math Struggles
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – To celebrate March 3 as World Dyscalculia Day, one-on-one brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is sharing five common myths about math.
MYTH No. 1: Some people are just destined to always be bad at math.
MYTH No. 2: Classroom modifications are the best way to help kids with math struggles.
MYTH No. 3: Children who struggle with math always benefit from a tutor.
MYTH No. 4: The most common causes of math struggles are low motivation and inadequate instruction.
MYTH No. 5: Dyscalculia is a permanent diagnosis.
“None of these statements is true,” says Tanya Mitchell, Chief Research Officer of LearningRx. “Most people with dyscalculia—which is a broad term used to describe difficulty with numbers—have poor visual processing and memory skills, two skills that can be targeted with one-on-one brain training. Classroom modifications don’t do anything to address the problem and tutoring is best when children fall behind in math due to an extended absence, not when they struggle due to weak cognitive skills.”
Cognitive skills are the foundational tools we use to think, learn and remember; they include logic & reasoning, auditory and visual processing, memory, attention and processing speed. “Once the weak brain skills are identified, they can be targeted with intensive one-on-one brain training,” explains Mitchell. “Unlike digital brain games, personalized brain training uses customized exercises and incorporates immediate feedback, intensity and loading, among other features, to work on brain skills.”
To learn more about LearningRx’s MathRx program, visit www.learningrx.com/our-programs/.