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Also can I just say a massive thank you too, Ellie was a bit apprehensive before her first session but when she came home last week she was absolutely buzzing, she loved her time spent there and felt so much happier even after just one session. So thank you, she has been so worried about her exams especially English.
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I was told at school that Harrison had fallen about 2 years behind in reading, writing and spelling. Harrison took to it straight away.  He has made fantastic progress and is meeting all his targets.  He loves the points and prizes that he collects for working so he comes out buzzing after every session!
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We brought him to the centre in Year 6 because he just had no idea about maths.  This year won the ‘Most Improved in Maths’ certificate for his year.  He also came top of his class in 2 out of 3 maths exams.  Coming to here is the best thing we ever did!
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Alex says ” I learned more in three months than my whole time in the maths classroom at school. I went from dreading it to feeling much better about being there.” This Summer he was overjoyed to find that he had gone from a Grade 2 in his mocks up to a Grade 4 (C) pass in his final exam.  
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We are so pleased that Mahera has got a FULL BURSARY for the local girl’s high school in Portsmouth.  She has been to your centre before for tuition but we came back in November so she could get ready for the exams.   She has worked so hard and Linda has really encouraged her in her writing!  Thanks so much!
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Mariana brought her daughter to us as she was having a few problems with maths at school.  She liked it so much that now she comes for English as well!  Mariana says that now “She is more confident with math now and she’s coming to I Love to Learn for pleasure.  She is very happy with her teacher, she says she is very kind and patient.”    
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“We also had a parent’s meeting at his school earlier this week.  I am pleased to say that his maths teacher was very impressed with not only his work, but also his attitude toward it.  I can only say that this is because of the wonderful service you and your colleagues have given.  Thank you so much for this.  Ellis is really enjoying his time with you and also seeing how well he is doing and this has resulted in a positive attitude towards learning.” James (parent) 2021
James Hannon
“Joshua got his GCSE results today and I just wanted to let you know how he got on. He got an 8 in English Language and a 7 in English Literature, he has always struggled with English and wouldn’t of been able to achieve these amazing grades without yours and Adam’s help, if you could please let him know how Joshua done. So once again thank you for all the work you did with him.” Emily (parent) 2021
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Dyscalculia

What is Dyscalculia?

Navigating your child’s educational journey can be a rewarding yet challenging experience. As your child progresses through school, you may encounter various learning differences. One such challenge is dyscalculia, a term you might have come across but might not fully understand. In this guide, we’ll explore what dyscalculia is, its possible indicators, and provide insights to help you support your child.

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a learning difficulty that specifically affects a child’s ability to acquire mathematical skills. Unlike a temporary struggle with a particular concept, dyscalculia is a persistent condition that hinders the development of basic arithmetic skills, number sense, and mathematical reasoning.

SecondaryStudentPossible Indicators:

  1. Difficulty with Basic Arithmetic:
    • Struggles with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
    • Difficulty in understanding and remembering mathematical facts.
  2. Poor Number Sense:
    • Struggles to grasp the magnitude of numbers.
    • Difficulty in comparing numbers or understanding their order.
  3. Spatial and Temporal Challenges:
    • Difficulty understanding and using concepts of time and space in a mathematical context.
    • Struggles with understanding and using graphs and charts.
  4. Memory Challenges:
    • Difficulty in recalling mathematical concepts and sequences.
    • Struggles to remember and follow multiple steps in problem-solving.
  5. Difficulty in Learning Mathematical Concepts:
    • Finds it challenging to understand abstract concepts such as fractions and percentages.
    • Struggles with understanding and applying mathematical rules.
  6. Inconsistency in Mathematical Performance:
    • Demonstrates an inconsistency in mathematical performance, performing well in some areas but struggling in others.

numbersUnderstanding the Rarity of Dyscalculia:

While dyscalculia can present challenges, it’s essential to note that it is relatively rare. Estimates suggest that approximately 5-7% of the population may have dyscalculia. This means that, though challenging, your child’s struggles with mathematics may not necessarily be indicative of dyscalculia. It’s crucial to consider various factors, including teaching methods, individual learning styles, and the pace of learning.

Supporting Your Child:

  1. Early Intervention:
    • If you notice persistent challenges in your child’s mathematical development, consider seeking early intervention.
    • Speak to your child’s teacher about observations and concerns.
  2. Multisensory Learning:
    • Explore different learning methods that engage multiple senses.
    • Incorporate visual aids, hands-on activities, and real-life examples into mathematical learning.
  3. Patient and Positive Encouragement:
    • Provide a positive and patient environment for your child to learn.
    • Celebrate small victories and progress, fostering a positive attitude towards mathematics.
  4. Professional Assessment:
    • If concerns persist, consider seeking a professional assessment from an educational psychologist or specialist.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that affects mathematical skills, but it is relatively rare. If you suspect your child may be experiencing challenges in mathematics, it’s essential to approach the situation with understanding, patience, and a proactive mindset. By identifying potential indicators early and providing appropriate support, you can empower your child to navigate the world of mathematics with confidence and resilience. Remember, every child learns at their own pace, and with the right support, they can overcome challenges and thrive academically.

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