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Posted May 11, 2001
I have, as a hobby for over 20 years, been interested and fascinated by intelligence and special abilities (like instant math). The math book, even more than the reading book by Doman, shows that special abilities and intelligence may have a lot more to do with what a parent teaches a child before the child reaches 2-1/2 years of age. Note: The ability for a child to learn instant math and instant quantities is lost (and lost forever) at about 2-1/2 years of age according to the author. Clearly, this method demonstrates that a child can learn an astonishing ability of instant math and instant quantity recognition. The actual teaching time is only about 5-10 seconds at a time and only about a minute or two a day. (This does not include time for preparation of the materials obviously). This ability must be releated to speed reading. Though Doman never states this, I suspect that asonishing speed reading abilities are lost at about 2-1/2 years of age. Very young children also can learn to read at astonishing speeds, 10,000 - 100,000 words per minute. Doman says that many of the children become speed readers and that they flip through books when reading. Instant math, speed reading, and then the last area of amazing academic abilities would be high comprehension or photographic memory. Doman never talks about this ability, but the mechanism to trigger this is probably very closely related. Like the reading and math, photographic memory probably only takes a minute or two a day before a child reaches 2-1/2 years of age.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.