Do you have a learner with unique needs at your house? You are not alone, because we have one of those as well. When it comes to math, it seems like most kids have unique learning needs, because no one learns exactly the same as anyone else. This is why we were so excited to get the opportunity to review Smartick, an adaptable online math platform from Smartick. Here is what we found…
A Little Bit About Smartick
Smartick is an online math program that helps students learn math concepts in a way that works best for them. This program adapts itself based upon your student. When first using the program, you will be asked some general questions about your child, including any disabilities your child might have. This helps ensure your child begins at the correct level.
For the first few sessions, your child will complete a placement test that will help Smartick learn about your child’s strengths and weaknesses. After that, Smartick will provide your child with an appropriate program that will self adjust as your child progresses.
How We Used The Product
If you follow along with our posts, you probably know my daughter is a non-typical learner. This has always presented issues for us, as she is a 16 year old girl, learning at a Kindergarten/ First Grade level. I am not going to lie. It presented issues with using Smartick as well, but unlike any other program we have used, Smartick came to us to fix it.
When we first began the program I spent time answering questions regarding my daughter. I entered her actual age of 16, with the hope that this program would self adjust to her learning level over time. It did not. The program started her at high school level math concepts, and she was totally and utterly lost. I explained that it was okay that she got every answer incorrect, and that this probably wasn’t the program for her.
The Amazing Support of Smartick
On about day 9, I received a call from an unknown number. Now, I don’t typically answer these calls, but on this occasion I did. Well, you will never guess who it was! It was a representative of Smartick checking in on my daughter, as they detected that something was wrong with her learning. Needless to say, I was completely shocked. This has never happened with any other curriculum or program we have ever used in the past.
The nice lady on the phone spent quite a bit of time learning about my daughter, where she was at academically, and what her needs were. Boom! Smartick was fixed, and I am happy to say that things are going so much better for her. At the end of our phone conversation, the representative applogized for the mishap, and extended our trial by nine days without me even having to ask.
Now my daughter spends her 15 minutes in the mornings without frustration, because the program is running at her level. Each day when I open my progress email, I no longer see zero percent progress. Instead I see some areas of she excells in and some areas she struggles with.
We can celebrate the daily wins and work on the problem areas. I would have to recommend this program to special needs parents simply for the unbelievable live support that Smartick has to offer.
Ruth (age 16)
“It’s good. I like the games, and it teaches me math now that it is fixed.”
“Smartick is a great program to teach kids math. It is adaptable and is the only program I know of that provides actual live support.”
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