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"You have made math something I can understand, instead of a mystery."

- Kathryn S., age 15


Symptoms of Math Weakness


  1. Difficulty with logical and deductive reasoning

  2. Confusion of signs in math problems

  3. Difficulty understanding math concepts without manipulatives or pictures

  4. Lining up numbers incorrectly

  5. Avoidance of math assignments and frustration with math

  6. Difficulty solving math word problems, though the student knows basic math facts


Our Students


People who have difficulty comprehending and remembering language may have similar problems with math. We work with students who have trouble doing math computation, as well as those who struggle to solve word problems.


Our Method


Students at Northwest Reading Clinic learn to:


  1. Use imagery to first visualize number concepts, then solve computation

  2. and word problems

  3. Use manipulative materials, visualizing techniques, and language to develop comprehension of basic math concepts

  4. Develop math fact knowledge and mathematical reasoning skills


These techniques and problem solving strategies make math less intimidating and minimize frustration. As treatment progresses, students learn to apply their new skills to math assignments from school.


“Many students have improved their math skills by several grade levels to achieve their full potential. The greatest reward to me, however, is seeing students gain self-confidence and experience reduced frustration with math assignments."

- Sara C., clinician

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