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All posts by Henk du Plessis

22

Nov'16

Help for Handwriting Problems

A handwriting problem exists when a learner writes illegibly or extremely slowly. Everyone occasionally produces some illegible letters, but some learners do so frequently enough that understanding what they have written is difficult; at this point, the difficulty would be considered a problem. Learn more about the causes and how a handwriting problem can be overcome.

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21

Nov'16

Wenke Om Doeltreffend te Leer

Daar is baie studiemetodes en na gelang van die inhoud wat bestudeer moet word, moet mens kies watter een die beste gaan werk. Die O-VLOK-H-metode word deur baie opvoeders en onderwysers aanbeveel as dié metode wat leerders kan gebruik om die meeste vakke te leer. Kom ons kyk hoe dit werk:

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20

Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 2: Birth of a Syndrome

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... On Saturday, April 6, 1963, a new disease was invented in Chicago, Illinois, that over the next twenty years would slowly begin to infect millions of schoolchildren nationwide. This was no simple virus or common bacteria. Hidden deep within the neurological system, it resisted detection by medical personnel, evaded clear diagnosis through testing, and had no discernible cure...

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20

Nov'16

Spelling Mnemonics: Helpful But Not a Solution

A mnemonic is a specific reconstruction of target content intended to tie new information more closely to the learner's existing knowledge base and, therefore, facilitate retrieval. Spelling mnemonics is intended to help us remember the spelling of words. In order to remember that the word “cemetery” is spelled with three e's, for example, one can picture a lady screaming 'E-E-E' as she walks past the cemetery...

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15

Oct'16

Fewer Indications of ADHD in Children Whose Mothers Took Vitamin D During Pregnancy

Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ years. These were the findings in a study from the Odense Child Cohort just published in 'The Australia & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry'.

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09

Oct'16

How the Brain Builds Panoramic Memory

When asked to visualise your childhood home, you can probably picture not only the house you lived in, but also the buildings next door and across the street. MIT neuroscientists have now identified two brain regions that are involved in creating these panoramic memories.

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30

Sep'16

Aanbieding by CVO-skole: Aspekte i.v.m. Kognitiewe Ontwikkeling

Met die droogte wat in ons land heers, besef ons opnuut die belangrikheid van water. Daarsonder kan mens, dier en plant nie oorleef nie. Ons kan saad in die grond sit, dit die beste kunsmis en bemesting gee, maar as dit nie reën nie, sal die saad nie ontkiem nie. Kinders se breinfunksies – hulle vermoë om te prosesseer, redeneer en kennis te verwerf – is net soos die saad...

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09

Sep'16

Early Brain Connections Key to Reading

A study reveals that a brain region dedicated to reading has connections necessary for that skill even before children learn to read. By scanning the brains of children before and after they learned to read, the researchers found they could predict the location where each child's visual word form area (VWFA) would develop.

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16

Jul'16

Attention Problems in Early Childhood Can Have Lasting Impact

Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a study from Duke University that examined how early childhood characteristics affect academic performance.

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04

Jun'16

ADHD Medication Linked to Slightly Increased Risk of Heart Rhythm Problems

Use of methylphenidate in children and young people with ADHD is associated with a slightly increased risk of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) shortly after the start of treatment, suggests research published by The BMJ.

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