n jordan

October 12, 2006

Post #2078 – 20061012


I am a professor at the University of Delaware. I do research on children with math disabilities and dyscalculia. I enjoyed your commentary yesterday on NPR about your own difficulties learning math. You describe what many children still experience in school. Fortunately, there is starting to be more research in this area which should lead to better interventional programs. The field has lagged behind the the study of reading.

On another note, you are my 10-year-old son’s favorite author! He likes your sense of humor.



Daniel replies:

Thank you. The text of that piece is posted here, in reponse to another listener, and anyone is free to use it.