THE STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM
OFFERS THE FOLLOWING :
Reading is a vital skill needed for school success. Research shows that two out of ten children, inspite of being smart, struggle with reading skills. For some decoding is a mystery while for others comprehension and paucity of language skills remains a challenge. At Learning Matters, trained reading specialists identify each child’s breakdown point and infuse the skills needed to become proficient readers.
Like reading, writing too is a skill that students need to be specifically taught. While writing may not pose a challenge for some children, for others it is hard to put their thoughts on paper. This can be due to several factors like lack of ideation, weak active working memory, language difficulties, weakness in attention controls or graphomotor difficulties etc. At Learning Matters, we identify and build on the areas a student needs targeted intervention and help with.
Language is the bedrock for successful speaking, listening, reading and writing. Poor language skills also impact students social skills and communication. Further, the school system is heavily skewed towards students with strong language abilities. We observe that several children, inspite of trying, struggle with academics due to weakness in language skills. After accurate diagnosis, intervention is provided in the areas of expressive and receptive language.
Several children struggle with mathematics. This can be for various reasons. Some are unable to decipher word problems due to language difficulties, others are unable to master the concepts introduced and some may have computational challenges due to visual spatial difficulties. At Learning Matters we make maths real with concrete materials and real life, meaningful problem solving. Concepts are reinforced in several ways moving from concrete to representational to abstract stages. Children are made aware of mathematical patterns and logic. Games and kinesthetic approaches are used to teach concepts. Our goal is for children to enjoy mathematics and understand its functional applications in everyday life.