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Learning Disabilities

01

Mar'21

Video: Closing the Gap – “Matthew Effect” in Learning Disabilities

You've heard the saying "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer". The same is true for learning – those with learning difficulties face a growing academic achievement gap when compared to other learners. This is known as the Matthew Effect and is the subject of the next episode in our Short Video Series.

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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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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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06

Apr'15

Video: 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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29

Oct'13

Retraining Brains to Deal with Learning Disabilities

IMAGINE going through school unable to read, spell or write properly. You know you are not “stupid” but you just can’t seem to get the work into your head. You could be one of thousands of people who struggle with a learning disability in South Africa.

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28

Feb'12

TV Documentary, SABC 1: Whizz Kids of Mzansi

This six-part documentary series, broadcast on SABC 1 in 2012, aimed at revealing the mystery behind the world of gifted children. Who are they, were they born with their gifts or were they nurtured into giftedness? Edublox featured in episode four of this series, on 28 February 2012.

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24

Nov'11

Learning Disability Specialists Reach Out to Hout Bay Children

The ability to learn is a crucial life skill that many people take for granted as it is such a natural part of daily life. Unfortunately more than 20% of South Africans are faced with learning disabilities.

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06

Jun'08

Conquering the Learning Block

Jayesh never showed any interest in reading, his concentration levels were low and he detested writing. His intelligence quotient, however, was above average. Today, Jayesh no longer avoids reading. His conversation skills have improved and he has become attentive. “He has shown tremendous improvement,” says father Sushil.

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31

Aug'07

Specially for the Young Ones

They say never make a problem work against you, make it work for you. The therapy with Audiblox teaches children that. Audiblox is a unique development programme aimed at the inculcation of basic skills that look at easy yet effective ways to help children overcome their learning disabilities.

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