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Reading Disabilities

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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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15

Jan'14

Poor Readers Face Learning Difficulties

The PIRLS 2006 study compared the reading abilities of children in 40 countries. South Africa came last, after Morocco. Only 13% of our Grade 4 learners reached the lowest benchmark compared to 94% of learners internationally; only 1% achieved the advanced benchmark, compared to 7% internationally.

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02

Oct'13

Boys More Likely to Have Problems Reading

Boys were two to three times more likely than girls to be affected by reading disabilities, according to a Mayo Clinic study of 5,718 children in Rochester, Minnesota.

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13

Oct'12

TV Documentary, Mother of All Professions, SABC 2: Overcoming Learning Difficulties

Edublox helps learners READ, LEARN and ACHIEVE. Our multisensory brain-training programmes enable them to overcome reading difficulties and other learning obstacles, assisting them to become life-long learners and empowering them to realize their highest educational goals. View Mother of All Professions’ feature on Edublox.

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16

Feb'12

A Grand Entrance for Troy

By the third term of 2011, Troy took to reading the Bible before bed every night, and he comfortably reads out every signboard he sees along the roadside. Troy has moved from the position of needing to repeat a grade, to achieving high results for all reading related topics, as well as spelling and phonics activities.

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30

Jan'12

Building on Reading

When two Cape Town mothers, Kashiefa Gallie and Rebecca Felix, learned that their children had reading difficulties, they went into panic mode. Although they came from different parts of the city, Lansdowne and Crawford respectively, they knew that reading was a critical skill for children to master at the foundation phase.

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11

Sep'98

Program Improves Reading

For 15 years Karusha Kratz has only been able to read four words. But after a two-week intensive learning program called Audiblox, Karusha can read 45 words. Karusha, 15, has Williams syndrome. Williams syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which causes varying degrees of intellectual disability...

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18

Jan'94

Kit Helps Children to Learn

When a teacher identified a reading inability in one of Jo Cohn's children, Jo had his psychometric skills tested, bought an Audiblox kit and kindly agreed to share what she has learnt with La Femme readers in the hope that those with similar problems will benefit.

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09

Jul'92

Dyslexia: New Treatment, New Hope

Why many intelligent children should suffer seeming 'word blindness' has baffled and frustrated parents and professionals in many fields throughout this century. Is there, at last, some light at the end of the tunnel? HILARY BASSETT investigates.

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09

May'92

Hope for Slow Readers

When last year teachers told Gail Lawson of Northdene that her daughter Jennifer's reading was "quite slow" for Class Two she didn't think much of it. But a few months later when she volunteered to become a "reading mother" at the school after being retrenched, she realised Jenny did have a real problem.

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