By Edublox



Improving Memory Fundamental to Overcoming Learning Disabilities

Memory is the retention of information over time. There are many kinds of memory: short-term memory, long-term memory, visual memory and auditory memory, to name but a few. These four kinds of memory are foundational skills of learning and improving them is fundamental towards overcoming learning disabilities.

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Kinders Ondervind Wêreldwyd Probleme Met Lees

LEESPROBLEME word wêreldwyd ondervind. Alle pogings wat tot dusver aangewend is om die probleem onder die knie te kry, het misluk. Steeds meer en meer kinders in lande oor die wêreld heen sukkel met lees.

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Lees Vir Sommiges ‘n Nagmerrie

Vir talle boekwurms is ‘n koue wintersdag en warm koppie sop sinoniem met die lees van ‘n tydskrif of goeie roman. Vir 25 persent van die wêreld se bevolking, die disleksielyers, bly hierdie plesier net ‘n droom, want letters maak nie vir hulle sin nie.

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Disleksie: Raad aan Ouers

LEES en leer is dié twee dinge waarop 'n kind se sukses in sy skoolloopbaan geskoei word. Eers leer hy om te lees, dan lees hy om te leer. Lees is dus van kardinale belang in die opvoedingsproses. Maar vir sommiges, die disleksielyers, vir wie letters net nie sin maak nie, kan dit 'n ernstige agterstand beteken.

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Disleksie ‘Nie ‘n Biologiese Probleem’

DISLEKSIE is 'n gebrek aan leerervaring en is nie 'n biologiese probleem wat met medisyne behandel kan word nie, sê dr. Jan Strydom van die Sentrum vir Disleksie.

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Juggle for a Bigger Brain

It's no longer just a party trick. Juggling, and probably other visual skills that take time to master, increase the size of your brain. That’s the conclusion of German researchers, which throws down the gauntlet to the mainstream view that the size of the adult brain does not change at all except when it is confronted by ageing or disease.

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Talk Your Child Clever

There is little doubt that language acquisition is one of the key milestones in early childhood development. Much of a child's future social and intellectual development hinges on this milestone. A language delay can lead to isolation and withdrawal, and to learning difficulties and poor academic performance.

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Dyslexic Children Use Nearly Five Times the Brain Area

Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area as normal children while performing a simple language task, according to a new study by an interdisciplinary team of University of Washington researchers.

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EEG and Learning Disabilities

Up to the late 1970s, authoritative publications listed the EEG among the ten most frequently recommended diagnostic tests for LD. An EEG, or electroencephalogram, uses electrodes to measure electrical activity at various points near the outer surface of the brain. The electrical signals are amplified and graphed on a continuously moving paper.

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Book World Opens Around the Block

In 15 years, Karusha Kratz had learnt to read only four words. But after two weeks of a new intensive course, Karusha can now understand 45 words and is beginning to read basic books. Karusha, who has Williams syndrome and attends Inala Special School, says she found it “aggravating” not to be able to read.

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