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Learning and Learning Problems

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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02

Mar'16

Memory Techniques Not the Answer to Memory Challenges

“Children, it's almost time to go home. Please write down your homework, put your books away, and line up at the door.” Sounds simple and straight forward… So why is John already lined up at the door when his books are all over his desk? And where are the materials he needs to take home to do his homework?

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25

Feb'16

Celebrating Amazing Academic Progress

At the age of 10, Lebogang Mamadi from Northridge Primary school in Pretoria celebrated a 14 percent improvement in all of his subjects within three school terms. Lebogang and other top learners who received additional reading and learning support at Edublox clinics around the country celebrated truly amazing academic progress and experienced personal success in other areas of their lives too.

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17

Jan'16

Overcoming Spelling Difficulties

The ability to spell correctly is one of the fundamentals that will never cease to be important. Not only can spelling difficulties cause problems at school, but the ability to spell is nearly essential for adult employment. It is thus wise to make sure that a child’s spelling is on par.

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15

Dec'15

Inspiring! Twins with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Overcome Learning Difficulties

Lameez Armien, from Goodwood, Cape Town is an immensely proud and loving mother with an incredible story to tell of hope in overcoming major challenges. Her two sons, fostered from three weeks old are identical twins Jeremiah and Joshua....

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02

Oct'15

Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

A weakness in auditory memory can have serious consequences in the realm of learning for students, states educational therapist Addie Cusimano in her book "Learning Disabilities: There is a Cure."

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24

Sep'15

Air Pollution May Cause Brain Changes, Learning Problems and Depression

Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to physical changes in the brain, as well as learning and memory problems and even depression, research in mice suggests.

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21

Aug'15

Tech Solutions Can’t Solve Learning Problems

There’s no doubt that technology is a valuable tool for learning and there are many associated educational benefits, but teachers and parents should be careful to introduce technology as a learning tool at the right time and place according to a child’s needs and ability.

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18

Aug'15

Autism Four Times Likelier When Mother’s Thyroid is Weakened

Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in the Annals of Neurology.

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06

Apr'15

Dewald Defies Learning Deficits

Dewald was born Deaf of Deaf. Both his parents are deaf as well as his younger brother. Because he was failing English Literacy, Mathematics and Sign Language, Dewald attended a 10-day, 43-hour Edublox course. Watch the video to see the results.

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