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Reading Difficulties

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Dec'16

What Causes Reading Disabilities?

Successful intervention is dependent on finding the cause or causes of a problem. Most problems can only be solved if one knows their causes. A viable point of departure would therefore be to ask the question, "What causes reading disabilities?"

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25

Oct'16

Why Children Struggle with the ‘Little Words’

A frequent comment made by parents of children struggling with their reading is, ‘He is so careless, he gets the big difficult words, but keeps making silly mistakes on all the little ones.’ Certainly, the poor reader gets stuck on difficult words, but many do seem to make things worse by making mistakes on simple words they should be able to manage — like if, to, and.

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17

Jul'16

Understanding Reading Problems in Children

How does one identify a reading problem? How many children have reading problems? What causes reading problems? You say poor cognitive skills are to be blamed for reading problems. What cognitive skills are you referring to? My child reads well, yet lacks comprehension? Why is that? What can parents do to help their children? How can Edublox help?

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29

Jan'16

Overcoming a Language and Reading Problem

Language plays a vital role in reading. Its role in reading can be compared to the role of running in the game of soccer. One cannot play soccer if one cannot run. One cannot read a book in a language unless one knows that particular language.

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17

Oct'15

The A2Z of Reading Difficulties

If your child is having trouble learning to read, the best approach is to take immediate action. Ninety-five percent of poor readers can be brought up to grade level if they receive effective help early. The longer you wait to get help for a child with reading difficulties, the harder it will be for that child to catch up.

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30

Sep'15

Parents Urged to Learn More About Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia

“Your child is dyslexic.” A parent’s worst nightmare may be to hear these words. This October, known as Dyslexia Awareness Month, Edublox urges parents to find out more about the reading and learning problems their children may have...

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11

Sep'15

Why Some Children Struggle to Learn to Read

Most children look forward to learning to read, a process whereby they learn to transform what are essentially abstract squiggles on a page into meaningful letters and then sounds and then words, and then entire sentences and paragraphs.

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10

Aug'15

Dear Diary… A Mother’s Story of Despair, Hope, Perseverance and Success

Based on real events — this is the mother’s side of story of helping her child with his reading problem as she confided to her diary...

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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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23

Jul'15

Letter Reversals: Should I Worry or Not?

Letter reversals experienced by young children are often said to be “totally normal” until after age seven, and their parents are told “don’t worry” unless they continue past grade two. This appears to be accepted as fact, but it does raise questions...

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