FC: Patrick The Penguin
1: Patrick was a bright young student. When he was in first grade and made all A's, except for in math.
2: Patrick didn't understand why he couldn't make good grades in math. How could he make all A’s in all his classes and he couldn't even count to ten without trouble?
3: Partrick's Teachers spent lots of time giving him extra help in math. One day Patrick's teacher thought that Patrick might not be a slow learner but that he might have a disability.
4: Patrick's Teacher called Patrick's mommy and told her that Patrick was having trouble in counting, using counting strategies, and memorizing arithmetic facts. She suggested that Patrick's mommy call the doctor and schedule an appointment.
5: The doctor told Patrick's mommy that he had Dyscalculia. Dyscalculia is a learning disability in which individuals have an inherent difficulty comprehending mathematical precesses.
6: The doctor told Patrick's mommy that the cause of dyscalculia was unknown but there were several types of educational therapy available and that it could be very effective.
7: The doctor suggested that Patrick and his mommy find different ways to approach math problems and work in places with few distractions.
8: Patrick worked really hard to follow what the doctor said.
9: Pretty soon Patrick began to feel more confident about his numbers. And the next thing he knew he was making B's in math!
10: Patrick the penguin is now graduating high school. Math is still not Patrick's best subject but he has learned how to cope with it and how to adjust his learning techniques.
11: THE END