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By Edublox

18

Jan'94

Kit Helps Children to Learn

When a teacher identified a reading inability in one of Jo Cohn's children, Jo had his psychometric skills tested, bought an Audiblox kit and kindly agreed to share what she has learnt with La Femme readers in the hope that those with similar problems will benefit.

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09

Jan'94

Dyslexia — Article in New Horizons

When in the fifties, the term “dyslexia” came to be widely used to describe normal children who had learning disabilities akin to those who suffered brain damage, it was seized on with relief by parents and teachers alike. The idea that it was only a matter of time before its cause could be isolated and a fix-it drug developed, seemed soothingly feasible.

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18

Apr'93

Dyslexia: Beating the Back-to-Front Battle

Reversing words, writing letters back to front, not being able to remember the sequence of letters in a word or sometimes reading from right to left — dyslexia is a frustrating and often embarrassing problem in our world of high-tech communications. But in the midst of differing theories of what it is, what causes it and how to overcome it, one man has a different opinion.

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28

Oct'92

Sentrum Maak Deurbraak met Leesprobleme. Kursus Bring Groot Verbetering

TWEE weke in die Julie-vakansie het 'n groot verskil gemaak in die lewe van Gerhard Niemand (10) van Pretoria. 'n Blitskursus vir kinders met leesprobleme wat hy in dié tyd bygewoon het, het sy leesvaardigheid van gr. 1-vlak tot st. 5-vlak opgeskuif. Daarby het sy leesbegrip ook met 20 persent verbeter.

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09

Jul'92

Dyslexia: New Treatment, New Hope

Why many intelligent children should suffer seeming 'word blindness' has baffled and frustrated parents and professionals in many fields throughout this century. Is there, at last, some light at the end of the tunnel? HILARY BASSETT investigates.

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09

May'92

Hope for Slow Readers

When last year teachers told Gail Lawson of Northdene that her daughter Jennifer's reading was "quite slow" for Class Two she didn't think much of it. But a few months later when she volunteered to become a "reading mother" at the school after being retrenched, she realised Jenny did have a real problem.

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01

Jul'91

Coming to Grips with Problems of Dyslexia

The problems of dyslexic people are little known and even less understood ― even by sufferers themselves. According to some educationalists, there is no such thing as dyslexia, but for many children and adults who despair of ever being able to read or write, the issue is very real indeed.

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24

Apr'91

Overcoming Dyslexia

Imagine not being able to read. Your academic career would not venture further than high school, seriously hampering your chances of ever working your way up in the world. You could never apply for a job without assistance, being incapable of filling in an application form. You couldn’t write to friends, read for pleasure or simply read road signs and maps on long journeys. In essence, you would be severely disabled in a reading world.

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21

Aug'90

Kursus Wys Dit Werk!

Nie net kan Werner Louw (16) nou 163 woorde per minuut lees teenoor die 107 woorde wat hy in Maart gelees het nie. Sy leesvermoë kan nog voor einde vanjaar bo dié van 'n st. 8-leerling wees as hy sy kursus getrou volg.

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28

Jul'90

Disleksie: Nie Genoeg Opvoeding

ONVOLDOENDE opvoeding en onderrig is die oorsaak van disleksie en nie 'n wanfunksie in die brein nie, sê dr. Jan Strydom, 'n opvoedkundige van Pretoria... Hy beskou die veranderende omstandighede waarin kinders vandag grootword as een rede waarom disleksie toeneem. ''Kinders is passiewer as vroeër...

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