Initially Adam required a lot of practice in writing numbers and letters, but he responded well to the daily practice. His reading has improved immensely and with it his capacity for social interaction.
As Adam is autistic this was a very pleasing outcome for his parents. He will now happily read to an assistant and discuss the texts. His ability to work independently and to do corrections demonstrate how well he has developed and will stand him in good stead for the future.
Speaking of Adam’s fantastic journey, his Kumon Instructor Kath Dibbs explains:
“I have seen an enormous change in Adam since he began his Kumon journey. At that time he was unable to sit and complete the work on his own and required constant supervision. After two years following the Kumon programme Adam is used to timing and completing his maths and English on his own and has developed good correction skills. He interacts well with me as an Instructor and with my assistants and has made especially good progress with his reading. Congratulations are in order to both Adam and his mum for their commitment, which is clearly reaping rewards.”
Adam’s mum, Susan Malpas, has been delighted with the progress that Adam has made over the last two years. His progression can be seen not only in his Kumon worksheets but in his school work too. Susan explains:
“When Adam started Kumon in 2010, at the age of 8, he could only just write his name and some basic numbers. Being autistic he struggled to hold his pencil correctly and found it difficult to concentrate on his work. He soon made steady progress as the repetitive daily Kumon work and structure made him learn more quickly and as a result began to gain confidence, praise and enjoyment in his work.
“This confidence then transferred to Adam’s school work where he became much more willing and involved at school and more able to concentrate for longer periods. I am so very proud of Adam’s achievements as he can now read a book on his own, write sentences and do comprehension as well as long addition, subtraction and times tables in maths.”
Speaking of Adam’s incredible progress, his school teacher, Ros Peacock, says:
“Adam has made steady progress in literacy and maths over the last two years. He has shown a good improvement in his level of interest in books and reading and also in mathematical activities. He enjoys activities that have a clear structure and repetitive nature. Once he understands what he has to do he can continue and obtain a high level of success.
“Adam’s mum is very happy with the Kumon study programme and says that he enjoys doing it after-school. She believes that Kumon has helped and supported Adam’s learning.”
Adam’s Kumon Area Manager, Zoe Edward takes great pleasure in seeing Adam realise his potential through the Kumon programmes and looks forward to seeing his progression over the years to come. She says:
“Over the last two years I have seen an incredible transformation in Adam. It is been and will continue to be an absolute pleasure to see him work at class and progress through the Kumon programme. Adam’s confidence has improved dramatically and you can see that when he completes the worksheets he is really enjoying learning from them. Adam has demonstrated a real desire to learn and not to be phased by the challenges ahead. He has received great support from his parents and Kath, the Instructor, and I continue to wish him well on his Kumon journey.”