Dyslexia Help: Math- Word Problems Based On Real World Needs And Desired Solutions! (Cook, T., 2020)

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Helping Those with a Neurodifference Enjoy Learning Again!: “ELBERT develops connection, trust, and love by instilling curiosity, autonomy, and attunement in our students.”
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When doing math, does your child or yourself ever wonder why am I learning or teaching this?

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Students create and solve word problems based on real-world needs & desired solutions. They see, maybe for the first time, how math can apply in their lives. They will use real-life issues and turn them into a word problems, real computations, and solutions along with debate and present!

D. A. R. E. Math!

Those with a neurodifference, often have intuitive and insightful, well-developed social awareness and emotions while possessing a lexicon of words to help with the synonymous “whys of dyslexia”. We also have deep and holistic, list-form thinking, problem-solving, and building/constructing abilities, computer skills, and gaming strategies. Lastly, we seek out endeavors of creative, imaginative, visual, artistic, and visionary skills while taking on inventing and innovating pursuits. Lastly, we may excel at thinking of “outside the box” solutions, seeing a problem from many different sides, and spatial relationships along with the ability to think in 3 dimensions.

Let me give the background of logical-mathematical word problems and those with nuerodifference such as dyslexia and autism. The biggest problem in math is that is presented as an abstract concept and due to logical-mathematical/language deficits students struggle with word problems specifically. We will pre-read real life problems that effect our world as it relates to their interest people, animals and nature. We are going to take that data, discuss it and develop a potential word problem and formulate a workable equation, figure out the best graphic organizer to analyze the data, do a real read, revisit the word problems and relate to the equation and compute, and, lastly, discuss and evaluate our findings and solutions to their very own word problem. As you read above, students with neurodifferences can have logical-mathematical/language deficits. They also have strength of synthesis, this is pulling out key information due to their interest. But, they can have problems logically breaking down that information and putting that information into a logical sequence and category. I have have found visual-graphic organizers are key to conquering word problems.

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Helping Those with a Neurodifference Enjoy Learning Again!: “ELBERT™ develops connection, trust, and love by instilling curiosity, autonomy, and attunement in our students.”

Tricia Cook, www.myelbert.com

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Tricia Cook


Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG; https://linktr.ee/tcooktutor

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