Friday, September 13, 2013

Preschoolers’ Inability at Numerical Estimation Relates to Later Mathematical Difficulties

Preschoolers’ Inability at Numerical Estimation Relates to Later Mathematical Difficulties


....Children who lag behind in math during early childhood often experience later mathematical difficulties, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. Researchers noted that children who start school with a poor understanding of numerals are four times more likely than their peers to struggle with employment-relevant math by the time they reach adolescence......

Comments: For more information about math and estimation, see:

Fischer B, Köngeter A, Hartnegg K. Effects of Daily Practice on Subitizing, Visual Counting, and Basic Arithmetic Skills. Optom Vis Dev 2008:39(1):30-34

Fischer B, Gebhardt C, Hartnegg K. Subitizing and Visual Counting in Children with Problems in Acquiring Basic Arithmetic Skills. Optom Vis Dev 2008:39(1):24-29.

Groffman S. Subitizing: Vision therapy for math deficits. Optom Vis Dev 2009;40(4):229-238.

For your patients with problems in mathematics, I suggest trying this program by Dr. Sid Groffman and HTS. DM

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