Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kumon

I don't talk much about this, because sometimes it's not easy to talk about but Shelby has a pretty severe math learning disability.  She was tested last year on a bunch of different tests and they all came out with certainty that she has this disability.  It is REALLY hard for her to learn new things or even get the concept of numbers in general sometimes.  A lot of her teachers/therapists say that it is common for kids with visual impairments to have difficulty grasping the concept of math.  It's more visual then people think.  A few months ago we started her at Kumon-which is a tutoring center.  She goes in for tutoring twice a week and does worksheets at home 4 days a week.  When they tested her, they found that she doesn't even have basic math skills down.  Basically they started at the very beginning.  She has worked so hard this summer and is making progress!  The director of the Kumon center is fantastic and has put in a lot of time with her. It can be frustrating at times, but I really try to keep a good attitude about it because I know how difficult it is for her.  I am SO proud of all the hard work that Shelby has done this summer.   
 These are her worksheets from this summer.  There are 88 worksheets with 220 problems in each packet.  That's 19,360 questions she has done this summer!!
 She is such a miracle girl and has exceeding many people's expectations about where she would be today.  
 Here is her Kumon packet...They need to change that frowny face.
Shelby just passed the level she was working on and is moving up to the next level.  Yay Shelby!

5 comments:

squiute said...

When something is so hard but she and her mom work to correct as best they can, what a wonderful place to be. We love that girl and know she is in the family she needs to be in.

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Jackie and Chris Harmon said...

Yaay go Shelby! That is awesome!! That is a lot of math problems. Good job!

Unknown said...

That is so great! Hard work pays off~

Unknown said...

^^That comment was from McCall- I guess I'm not signed in??