All posts by Susan du Plessis

14

Dec'17

My Kind Kan Nie Konsentreer Nie!

As jou kind kwaai sukkel om haar by een speelding of aktiwiteit te bepaal, kan jy nou al aan haar konsentrasievermoë begin bou. As sy die dag skool toe gaan, sal sy jou bedank! Hierdie artikel, waarin Edublox-kundiges aangehaal word, het verskyn in die Desember 2017 uitgawe van Baba & Kleuter.

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11

Dec'17

Case Study: Edublox Increases Non-verbal IQ by 25 Points

Before she started at Edublox in 2015, she was assessed by her school psychologist. Her verbal IQ was 96, which is average, while her non-verbal IQ was a mere 72, which can be described as borderline intellectual functioning. Her full-scale IQ was 84 (low average). Fast forward to November 2017...

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02

Nov'17

What Is Dysphonetic Dyslexia?

Children whose reading difficulties relate to auditory-processing weaknesses have been called auditory dyslexics or dysphonetic dyslexics. They tend to have good visual processing skills, but have difficulty remembering letter sounds, analysing the individual sounds in words, and blending sounds into words.

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19

Oct'17

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Busting the Old Myths about Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Awareness Month is observed annually during October and aims to unite like-minded organisations in sharing knowledge and resources about dyslexia with parents, teachers and the general public. In support of this initiative, Edublox examines how early research has contributed to many misconceptions about dyslexia, and also busts a few common myths about this learning problem.

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19

Oct'17

Ouers Moet Op Hoogte Bly Oor Disleksie

Oktober is internasionale Disleksiebewusmakingsmaand en dan poog eensgesinde organisasies om saam te snoer deur kennis en hulpbronne oor disleksie met ouers, onderwysers, en die algemene publiek te deel...

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14

Oct'17

When Bad Behaviour Indicates A Need For Intervention

If a five-year-old child misbehaves and blames an imaginary friend, parents don’t usually become alarmed. They correct the child and move on. But what about an eight-year-old who hears voices and feels threatened by something she can’t explain?

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14

Oct'17

Learning and Staying in Shape Key to Longer Lifespan, Study Finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. This major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

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30

Sep'17

Hulp vir Disleksie vanuit die Paarl

Daar bestaan baie onsekerheid oor die presiese betekenis van die term "disleksie". Dit is miskien een van die redes waarom sommige mense ontken dat dit bestaan. Mens hoor dikwels ouers was sê: "My kind het 'n leesprobleem, maar hy is nie dislekties nie." Dit is dus nodig om te verduidelik wat met die term bedoel word...

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28

Sep'17

Is Your Child Dyslexic?

If your child is battling to arrange letters or put thoughts into words, especially when they are doing homework, they could have dyslexia. Dyslexia affects 20% of the global population, regardless of language, culture, gender or age...

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24

Sep'17

Good Parenting Requires Accountability

How do parents instill a sense of accountability and personal responsibility in their children without coming across like prison wardens? The first step is to develop standards of behaviour that are clearly defined and age appropriate. A three-year-old may not be able to understand....

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