VISITOR: Thank you so much for your consultation! My daughter and I were in separate rooms during the phone call so I couldn't see how she was reacting. She was so relieved and excited when she got off the phone with you. We both agreed that we wished you lived here.. You have a way of making her feel comfortable, and not stupid, but motivated at the same time.
I ordered the Math on Call book, but have been wrestling with my computer, so we haven't been able to start anything yet. She's at a church youth event today and has to buy her own dinner, which always makes her nervous. She was wishing she had been able to work on something, but said she will just give the money to the waitress and hope for the best. Thank you for encouraging her!! I am so grateful for you.
DYSCALCULIA.ORG: Read Math on Call for fun. Read math glossaries and illustrated dictionaries for fun. Get math books from the library. Illustrate, map, form an opinion, and talk about the math and the math language in what you read. Start figuring out tips, sales tax, and discounts using dimes and pennies. Carry a pouch of coins and small bills with you to figure things out. You are going to be smarter than a math teacher pretty soon. Teach it to own it! You've got this!