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By Edublox

11

Apr'01

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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29

Jan'01

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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02

Sep'00

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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27

Dec'99

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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20

May'99

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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18

Sep'98

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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11

Sep'98

Program Improves Reading

For 15 years Karusha Kratz has only been able to read four words. But after a two-week intensive learning program called Audiblox, Karusha can read 45 words. Karusha, 15, has Williams syndrome. Williams syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which causes varying degrees of intellectual disability...

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02

Jun'97

Disleksieprobleme Kry Hier Unieke Aandag. Beproefde Program Toegepas

Leergestremde kinders is nie dom nie. Die term leergestrem beteken daar is 'n wanverhouding tussen die werklike en die verwagte prestasie van kinders. Altesame 15% van die Westerse bevolking sukkel om te lees ondanks 'n betreklik hoë intelligensie...

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18

Jul'96

TV Documentary, Carte Blanche: Dyslexia and ADHD

Despite having an average intellectual ability and after many years of therapy, Michal was still completely illiterate at the age of 13. He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe dyslexia. But then Michal attended a 10-day course. View his remarkable progress...

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18

Jul'95

TV Documentary, Agenda: Getting It Right

The story of Sonja, who soon after birth contracted meningitis and encephalitis, causing severe brain damage. Doctors said she would never read nor write. That was until her parents heard about Audiblox, and Sonja learned to read in 60 days.

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