Ask the Experts: August 2019
Q. My child seems to have overcome reading struggles over the years as we have been able to use helpful techniques and take our time as we have been homeschooling. But math! No matter what we try or how hard she studies, she still struggles with simple math calculations, remembering formulas or information for algebra and geometry. We are at a loss.
A. Dyscalculia is often associated with persistent math struggles that seem to defy tutoring or extended math support. About 2-5 percent of the population have Dyscalculia. It is often associated with Dyslexia or ADHD, but it does not necessarily mean if you have one you will have the other. Dyscalculia is understood as having difficulties with comprehending arithmetic, manipulation of numbers, math fluency, learning math facts or performing mathematical calculations, which can be linked to difficulty with working memory and visual perceptual skills. Working memory helps us hold on to information so we can use it later in real life, or, in this case, to work out a mathematical problem. Visual perceptual skills help us interpret what we see, such as manipulating pieces of a puzzle together. If you suspect Dyscalculia, it is important to include testing for working memory and visual perceptual skills. Both skills are essential for math success.
Dr. Penny Stack, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, Founder & Owner Dyslexia Center of Tulsa
8118-B S. Memorial Drive, 918-313-5518, www.dyslexiatulsa.com
Do I need a Trust?
Rather than divvying up money when you die, with a trust you can protect your kids for years afterward.
Most of my clients dont’ like the idea of their kids getting control of their inheritance right when they turn 18. With a trust, you can specify when your kids will get the money and how it can be used.
And, a trust avoids expensive, time-consuming probate court.
Depending on your unique family and assets, a trust could be right for you. The good news is trusts are affordable and simpler to administer than a will.
To learn more, go to www.oath.law or call 918.200.9094.
Rod Yancy, Estate Planning & Investment Attorney, Oath Law
Preschool Prep with Swim Lessons? Yes, please!
Did you know that swimming lessons have many benefits outside of the pool? Research shows that swim lessons for young children yield social, emotional and cognitive benefits. When little ones are in swimming lessons, they get the social benefits of camaraderie, shared experiences and learning to take turns. Additionally, attending regular swim classes gives children physical advantages, strengthening their muscles, lungs and heart. Swimming class also teaches kids how to follow directions, participate in an activity without mom or dad and get along with their peers–skills they will need in preschool and beyond. Most importantly, the positive learning environment that children experience in classes at Miller Swim can set them up for a lifetime love of learning!
Miller Swim School
6415 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK, 918-254-1988
Miller Swim School Jenks
525 W. 91st St. S., Tulsa, OK, 918-254-1988