Dyslexia Debate



Is Dyslexia Really a Gift?

Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Auguste Rodin, George Patton, and Woodrow Wilson were apparently dyslexic. Dyslexia is therefore considered as a sign of genius. Is this true, or is there perhaps another side to the dyslexia coin that is being overlooked?

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 2)

Going to school can be a nightmare for children who suffer from dyslexia. The stress and frustration they have to endure as a result of their poor achievement cause them to be reluctant to go to school, develop low self-esteem and have behavioural problems...

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 1)

There are few things that create so much tension within a parent as a child who struggles with reading, spelling and writing. Whereas most children find it easy, or relatively easy, for one out of five children this experience is very different.

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Dealing with Dyslexia

Dyslexia, is it a life-long condition that needs to be diagnosed, or a meaningless description used as an excuse? While that might be a harsh way to look at something that so many pupils and even academics struggle with daily, it is the sort of question that plagues parents when they hear their child might be dyslexic.

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The Dyslexia Debate…

According to Professor Julian Elliott and Professor Elena Grigorenko a diagnosis of dyslexia adds little value. In their book, The Dyslexia Debate, Elliott and Grigorenko write: "Parents are being misled by claims that such dyslexia assessments are scientifically rigorous, and that a diagnosis will point to more effective forms of treatment."

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Radio Interview on SAfm: Dyslexia

A discussion on dyslexia with Susan du Plessis, Owner and Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox, and Shirley Lindecke, whose son Ryan succeeded with Edublox.

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Radio Interview, 702 Talk Radio: Is Dyslexia a Myth?

There is much debate around dyslexia and whether it is life-long condition that must be diagnosed or a meaningless description used for personal gain that should be discontinued. Talk Radio 702 presenter John Robbie talks to Susan du Plessis about the debate.

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Dyslexia Label May ‘Disable’ Teachers

Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be. The label 'dyslexia' is seen as a fixed disability, and teachers believe their ability to help children with 'dyslexia' is unlikely to develop over time. By contrast...

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TV Programme, 3Talk with Noeleen, SABC 3: Dyslexia

The word ‘dyslexia’ means ‘difficulty with words or language’, and is frequently used to refer to a child — or adult — who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. Edublox participated on Three Talk’s feature on dyslexia. View selected footage.

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How the Brains of Taxi Drivers Throw New Light on Dyslexia

The idea of a learning disability is deeply rooted in research studies indicating that the brains of people with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, are different from the brains of so-called “normal” people. Such neurological differences, supposedly, are the cause of dyslexia or a learning difficulty. More and more research studies, however, suggest that the cause-effect relationship should be reversed...

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