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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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17

Jun'21

High Frequency Words

Research has shown that reading skill improves with the growth of a reader’s sight word vocabulary. These are words that a reader instantly knows without having to decode or figure out the words. A good starting point would be to teach them to instantly recognise the high frequency words.

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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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10

May'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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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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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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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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