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Dyslexia

26

Oct'15

My bog Spot

A poem to inspire parents and children who are dealing with learning difficulties ― never give up hope.

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09

Oct'15

School Need Not Be a Nightmare

Dumb, stupid. Definitely two of the most repugnant words in the English language; words that ought to be regarded as swear words! Still, that is how children label themselves when they experience school as a nightmare.

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09

Oct'15

Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, not a Cause

Published in Cortex, Lori Holt and Yafit Gabay found for the first time that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia. This means that difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not its cause.

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08

Oct'15

The A2Z of Dyslexia

According to popular belief dyslexia is a neurological disorder in the brain that causes information to be processed and interpreted differently, resulting in reading difficulties. Historically, the dyslexia label has been assigned to learners who are bright, even verbally articulate, but who struggle with reading...

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24

Sep'15

Dyseidetic versus Dysphonetic Dyslexia

The prominent characteristic of dyseidetic dyslexia, also called visual dyslexia, is the inability to revisualise the gestalt of the word. Dysphonetic dyslexia, on the other hand, is associated with auditory-processing difficulties.

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09

Aug'15

Overcoming Dyslexia

Most problems can only be solved if one knows what causes the problem. A disease such as scurvy claimed the lives of thousands of seamen during long sea voyages. The disease was cured fairly quickly once the cause was discovered, viz. a Vitamin C deficiency. A viable point of departure would therefore be to ask the question, "What is the cause of dyslexia?"

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28

Jul'15

About Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia

“Your child is dyslexic.” A parent’s worst nightmare may be to hear these words. A severe reading problem may be described as dyslexia, however what’s more important is knowing how these problems can be solved and that there is hope.

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24

Feb'15

The Dyslexia Debate

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. With these two very extreme views on dyslexia, concerned parents may wonder what to do for their child who struggles to read and write.

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10

Feb'15

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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08

Feb'15

Radio Interview: 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. In our age of verbal and written communication, linguistic difficulties are not easy to cope with.

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