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By Edublox

08

Mar'12

Radio Interview: What Is Dyslexia?

Although there is no universally recognized definition of dyslexia, the one presented by the World Federation of Neurology has won broad respect: "A disorder manifested by difficulty in learning to read despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence and sociocultural opportunity."

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02

Mar'12

New Research May Change the Face of Dyslexia

According to popular belief dyslexia is a neurological disorder in the brain which causes information to be processed and interpreted differently, resulting in reading difficulties. However, this notion has recently been challenged by neuroscientist John D. E. Gabrieli...

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01

Mar'12

Keer Disleksie Só

Het jy geweet sommige kenners reken tussen 10 en 20 persent van alle skoolgaande kinders het disleksie? Die woord disleksie laat jou waarskynlik dink aan kinders wat hul letters omkeer, maar dit strek veel wyer. Wikipedia beskryf disleksie as...

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28

Feb'12

TV Documentary, SABC 1: Whizz Kids of Mzansi

This six-part documentary series, broadcast on SABC 1 in 2012, aimed at revealing the mystery behind the world of gifted children. Who are they, were they born with their gifts or were they nurtured into giftedness? Edublox featured in episode four of this series, on 28 February 2012.

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16

Feb'12

A Grand Entrance for Troy

By the third term of 2011, Troy took to reading the Bible before bed every night, and he comfortably reads out every signboard he sees along the roadside. Troy has moved from the position of needing to repeat a grade, to achieving high results for all reading related topics, as well as spelling and phonics activities.

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30

Jan'12

Building on Reading

When two Cape Town mothers, Kashiefa Gallie and Rebecca Felix, learned that their children had reading difficulties, they went into panic mode. Although they came from different parts of the city, Lansdowne and Crawford respectively, they knew that reading was a critical skill for children to master at the foundation phase.

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18

Jan'12

As Jou Kind Sukkel…

As jou kind nie presteer soos sy moet nie, beteken dit nie sy is dom nie ― sy vind dit dalk net moeilik om te lees. Kinders wat sukkel om te lees of skryf word dikwels geterg dat hulle dom is, wat hulle selfbeeld van kleins af ‘n knou gee...

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29

Dec'11

Violent Video Games Alter Brain Function

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have been studying the effects of media violence for more than a decade. Now, for the first time, they are showing that violent video games directly alter brain activity — not after years of play, but after one week.

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02

Dec'11

Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented November 30 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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30

Nov'11

Brain’s ‘Visual Dictionary’ Enables Skilled Readers to Identify Words Faster

Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a sort of visual dictionary, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts the theory that our brain “sounds out” words each time we see them.

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