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Learning and Learning Problems

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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29

Oct'15

Maths Learning Difficulties Are Real

When talking about learning difficulties many people assume that we are referring to a reading difficulty. We often hear the saying, “A learning problem is a reading problem.” This, of course, is not true. Among students classified as learning disabled, arithmetic difficulties are as prevalent as reading problems.

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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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29

Aug'15

Tips on Improving Handwriting

One has to learn to count before it becomes possible to learn to add and subtract. In the same way, there are skills that a child must have mastered first, before he or she will be proficient in handwriting. Unless underlying shortcomings are addressed first, the child's handwriting will not improve.

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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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15

Mar'15

Solving the Maths Problem

Shockingly low mathematics results at senior school level are cause for concern: the average score for Grade 9 learners who wrote the 2014 ANA Mathematics test was 10% and only 35.1% of last year’s Matric students obtained a final mark of 40% or above in mathematics.

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21

Aug'14

Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain, Study Finds

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

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