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Nov'21

Dyslexia: Symptoms, Causes and Solution

The extreme viewpoints about dyslexia make it difficult for parents to know how to best help their child. On the one side of the debate there is the group that believes dyslexia is a condition that cannot be cured, but endured and on the other extreme there are those who say diagnoses of dyslexia is a complete waste of time.

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Oct'21

Dyseidetic versus Dysphonetic Dyslexia

The prominent characteristic of dyseidetic dyslexia, also called visual dyslexia, is the inability to revisualise the gestalt of the word. Dysphonetic dyslexia, on the other hand, is associated with auditory-processing difficulties.

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27

Jun'21

Peg System Helps You Remember

Need help remembering lists of information for school, work, a hobby, or other purposes? Then the peg system is what you need. The idea behind the peg system has been traced to the mid-1600s, when it was developed by Henry Herdson....

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25

May'21

Meet Marina Wilters, Practitioner at Edublox Potchefstroom

Marina holds a B.Ed Honours (Educational Psychology) degree and is trained as an Integrated Learning Therapy Practitioner; she is a member of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) as well as...

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May'21

Disleksie: Kenmerke, Tipes, Oorsake en Hulp

Wat is disleksie? Is omkerings die enigste kenmerk van disleksie? Hoe lyk disleksie? Hoeveel mense het disleksie? Wat is die emosionele impak van disleksie? Is disleksie ongeneeslik? Wat veroorsaak disleksie? Is disleksie dan nie oorerflik nie? Het Einstein disleksie gehad?

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10

Oct'19

Ways to Treat and Beat ADHD

Does your child have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Thousands of children are diagnosed every year and with this diagnosis comes a tough decision for parents to consider the right avenue of treatment.

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15

Mar'19

Meet Jeni Durand-Canton, Educational Practitioner at Edublox Kempton Park

Jeni Durand-Canton, the owner of Edublox Kempton Park, started out on a personal journey when she joined Edublox as a tutor in 2017. A recent Bachelor of Psychology Honours graduate from the Pearson Institute of Higher Education at the time,...

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13

Nov'16

Dyseidetic Dyslexia, Visual Dyslexia, Visuo-spatial Dyslexia…

Children whose reading difficulties relate to visual-processing weaknesses have been called visual dyslexics, visuo-spatial dyslexics, or dyseidetic dyslexics. These children’s primary deficit is in the ability to recognise and remember how letter and whole-word configurations look. They seem to attend only to partial cues in words, overlooking a systematic analysis of English orthography...

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13

Nov'16

Visual Discrimination: A Foundational Reading Skill

Visual discrimination is a visual perceptual skill and refers to the ability to differentiate one object from another. The ability to discriminate letters and words visually becomes essential in learning to read. When a person is reading, visual discrimination must take place all the time. One must be able to discriminate visually in terms of colour, foreground-background, form, size, and position in space.

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13

Nov'16

Poor Working Memory a Barrier to Academic Success

Children who underachieve at school may just have poor working memory rather than low intelligence, according to researchers who have produced the world's first tool to assess memory capacity in the classroom. Researchers from Durham University, who surveyed over three thousand children, found that ten percent of schoolchildren across all age ranges suffer from poor working memory seriously affecting their learning.

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