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4 Research-Based Strategies Parents & Teachers Can Use to Teach Basic Math

4 Research-Based Strategies Parents & Teachers Can Use to Teach Basic Math

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When teaching math to kids, it is important to follow the natural progression of how they learn best. When children learn language, they first learn the name on an object by someone else pointing to it or touching it and saying the name. For example, a parent points to and touches the family dog whileContinue Reading

How to Teach Children to Write Letters & Numbers with Correct Form and Positioning

How to Teach Children to Write Letters & Numbers with Correct Form and Positioning

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A standard expectation in education is that young students learn how to write legible well-formed letters. Research shows that handwriting is a foundational skill that can influence students’ reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking (Saperstein Associates 2012). It has an important role in brain development, is necessary alongside technology in the classroom, and promotesContinue Reading

A Highly Effective Strategy to Teach Academic Concepts to Students with Autism

A Highly Effective Strategy to Teach Academic Concepts to Students with Autism

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Working for over 10 years as a school psychologist, I have had a lot of opportunities to observe students with autism in the classroom. One thing that I consistently noticed, particularly for kids who struggled to communicate verbally, was an excellent ability to complete hands-on, interactive tasks with a clear visual ending and a reducedContinue Reading

3 Mental Math (Addition) Strategies for Kids-Fun & Engaging

3 Mental Math (Addition) Strategies for Kids-Fun & Engaging

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When children are learning basic math facts it is important for them to make sense of number combinations. Concepts that may seem like common sense to an adult often need to be explicitly taught to a child, with clear examples demonstrated so they know exactly what strategies to use to complete the problem. Multi-modal teaching,Continue Reading