Here's what I would do in your case:mgardenh wrote:DD knows her math facts and is learning the math just fine. But when we do the review pages of the math when it switches from one type of problem to another dd starts missing the problems until I point out to her what she is doing. When it is the same problem type on the page she does just fine. I know she knows how to do the review stuff.
DD is on the Autism spectrum (very high) I'm thinking that it is the transition from one type of problem to the next. I ask her is it hard to move from one problem type to another and she says yes it is. Any ideas on how to help her?
1. Before doing a review sheet, have her sit down with a highlighter (or a set of them) and look at each problem. Have her highlight each operation (such as a plus sign or divide sign). Have her answer the question: "What do you do to that problem?" You might want to go as far as highlighting the addition problems pink and the subtraction green. Whatever works.
2. When she does the review sheet, have her say things out loud if that helps. If she is embarrassed saying things out loud, have her read them to her teddy bear.
3. Make a cheat sheet of words like "more than" or "altogether" to help her figure out word problems.
4. Sit next to her as she does the math. Watch what she does or require her to talk her way through them.
5. If she misses some, have her redo them. Not as punishment but to remind her to look first.
6. Have her do just a few at a time. Maybe 3 math problems, then do some spelling, three more problems, and write a letter to grandma, three more, and eat lunch, etc.
7. Have a goal for review sheets. Maybe not a perfect sheet but only miss 1 or 2 problems. No punishment if she doesn't meet the goal but a nice reward if she does (walk to the park, having a friend over, choosing a new sticker book, etc.) Maybe double the reward if she can have perfect review sheet. Some kids do well with this, some don't.
8. Try math at a different time of day when she is "fresher."
9. Try math in a quieter room. Or if quiet is stressful, in a nice room with background music.
10. Create a little sheet with windows in it. Position the window so that only the current problem is showing. Maybe the other problems on the page are a distraction. Or maybe write down each problem in a small memo book, one problem per page.
Just some ideas.