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Learning and Learning Problems

08

Oct'16

Mirror Writing — When to Worry

While mirror writing is considered to be normal during the preschool phase, it should alert parents and teachers if it continues after formal reading and writing instruction has begun...

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08

Oct'16

Long-Term Memory Problems in Children

Long-term memory is our permanent memory storage. From long-term memory you can recall general information about the world that you learned on previous occasions, memory for specific past experiences, specific rules previously learned, and the like. When a child studies hard, has no reading or spelling problem, yet struggles to do well at school, a poor long term-memory seems like a very possible cause.

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04

Oct'16

Learning Disabilities Clarified: Learning is a Skill

The subject of this discussion, that learning is a skill, is apparently one of those ideas that are generally regarded as self-evident. Most people, however, do not seem to realise the implications involved.

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04

Oct'16

Help for Children with Learning Difficulties

In modern Western society mastery of basic academic skills — reading, writing and arithmetic — is a necessary prerequisite for success in both school and employment settings and society at large. However, due to learning difficulties, the futures of many children are put in jeopardy.

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21

Sep'16

Overcoming Learning Failure

Our research has consistently shown that if children do not learn to understand language, to read and write, to calculate and reason mathematically, to solve problems, and to communicate their ideas and perspectives, their opportunities for a fulfilling and rewarding life are seriously compromised.

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14

Sep'16

History of Learning Disabilities: Hinshelwood’s Logical Flaw

James Hinshelwood, a Glasgow eye surgeon, is today cited as the first major figure in what became the field of learning disabilities. There is, however, a logical flaw inherent in Hinshelwood's reasoning.

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30

Jul'16

The Real Price of Not Addressing Your Child’s Learning Problems

Failing or delaying to address a child’s learning difficulties has far-reaching implications for both parents and children alike. Edublox reading, maths and learning clinic warns that the real cost of withholding learning intervention programmes from children with learning difficulties should not be underestimated.

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08

Jul'16

“Drill and Kill” — Is Learning by Rote an Outdated Technique?

Is rote learning an outdated technique or is there a valid place for its use in the classroom today? Increasingly, rote learning is being abandoned for newer techniques such as associative learning, meta cognition, and critical thinking.

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23

May'16

Welding Increases the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease, Study Shows

Welders have a tough job. Being exposed to welding fumes is linked with more than just burns and eye injuries. A new study shows that some welders develop brain changes consistent with early Parkinson’s disease, even if they’re seemingly healthy and symptom-free.

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09

Mar'16

Is Educational Neuroscience a Waste of Money?

Educational neuroscience has little to offer schools or children's education, according to new research. The paper points out that understanding the role of different structures of the brain does not actually help improve teaching or assessing how children progress in a classroom setting.

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