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Apr'19

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 which believe dyslexia is a condition that cannot be cured, but endured and on the other extreme there are those who say diagnosis of dyslexia is a complete waste of time.

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15

Mar'19

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

Jeni Durand-Canton, the new 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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08

Mar'19

Disleksie: Van Simptome tot Oorsake tot Oplossing

Die wetenskap van neuroplastisiteit bewys dat die brein wel kan verander. Wat dikwels as disleksie voorkom, is ʼn gebrek aan sekere kognitiewe vaardighede. Indien hierdie kognitiewe vaardighede geoefen word, kan ʼn leesprobleem iets van die verlede wees.

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16

Nov'16

How Perception Is Determined by Attention

The process of perception is very much affected by attention, a phenomenon that involves filtering of incoming stimuli. Human beings do not pay attention to everything in their environments; nor do they attend to all the stimuli impinging on their sense organs. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the enormous complexity of the physical world, we attend to some stimuli and do not notice others.

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13

Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 1: The Keys to the Kingdom

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... The term dyslexia was introduced in 1884 by the German ophthalmologist, R. Berlin. He coined it from the Greek words dys meaning ill or difficult and lexis meaning word, and used it to describe a specific disturbance of reading in the absence of pathological conditions in the visual organs.2 In a later publication, in 1887, Berlin stated that dyslexia, “presuming right handedness,” is caused by a left-sided cerebral lesion...

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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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13

Nov'16

Só Leer Jy Kinders Lees

Lees is die belangrikste vaardigheid wat 'n kind op skool moet verwerf, want hy leer om te lees met 'n bepaalde doel voor oë — sodat hy kan lees om te leer. Lees is veel meer as net die herkenning van woorde. Dit is 'n holistiese proses wat die kind in totaliteit betrek.

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11

Nov'16

What Is Automaticity? Why Is It Important for Reading and Learning?

Acquisition of a new skill is generally associated with a decrease in the need for effortful control over performance, leading to the development of automaticity. Automaticity by definition has been achieved when performance of a primary task is minimally affected by other ongoing tasks.

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