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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Brain ‘Reads’ Sentences the Same in English, Portuguese

When the brain "reads" or decodes a sentence in English or Portuguese, its neural activation patterns are the same, new research shows. The study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes.

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High Frequency Words

Research has shown that reading skill improves with the growth of a reader’s sight word vocabulary. These are words that a reader instantly knows without having to decode or figure out the words. A good starting point would be to teach them to instantly recognise the high frequency words.

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How Does Your Child Measure Up with the Three Rs?

How does your child measure up with the three Rs — reading, writing and arithmetic? If you answer YES to one of the following, City Property’s tenant Edublox, can help: Is your child falling behind in class? Is homework a struggle? Is your child failing at school? Is your child battling to read? Is your child not grasping maths? Does your child struggle to concentrate?

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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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Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic — How Does Your Child Measure Up?

The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. A child’s ability to read, write and do arithmetic (maths) sets the foundation for their academic success, and impacts their potential for future accomplishments across-the-board.

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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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