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The Hazards of English Spelling: New Findings Make It Less Hazardous than Previously Thought

A new study of English spelling practices demonstrates that the way we spell words is much more orderly and self-organising than previously thought. Their research examines previously unnoticed systematic aspects of English spelling and explains how the system emerged. One suffix that the authors report on is -ous, found in words like nervous and hazardous...

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Spelling Problems in Children: Question and Answer

My son, who is 10, has a problem with spelling. He reads very well, and is very creative in his writings, however, he spells words as they sound to him. Why is this? Should I be concerned? Does proper spelling still matter?

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What Goes Wrong In the Brain When Someone Can’t Spell

By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words. In the journal 'Brain', Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists link basic spelling difficulties for the first time with damage to seemingly unrelated regions of the brain, shedding new light on the mechanics of language and memory.

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Spelling Mnemonics: Helpful But Not a Solution

A mnemonic is a specific reconstruction of target content intended to tie new information more closely to the learner's existing knowledge base and, therefore, facilitate retrieval. Spelling mnemonics is intended to help us remember the spelling of words. In order to remember that the word “cemetery” is spelled with three e's, for example, one can picture a lady screaming 'E-E-E' as she walks past the cemetery...

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Does Your Child Need Help? Let’s Get Started!

A child’s ability to read, learn and do maths effectively lays the foundation for their academic success, which has a far-reaching impact on their future. Edublox reading, maths and learning clinics specialise in educational interventions comprising of cognitive training, reading, spelling, comprehension and maths.

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Spelling Help for Kids with Spelling Difficulties

Learners with reading difficulties usually have problems in spelling as well, and oftentimes have more severe deficits in spelling than in reading, according to Hallahan et al. in Introduction to Learning Disabilities. In reading, context and other cues help one to decode a word, but in spelling, one must produce the word after hearing or thinking it.

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Overcoming Spelling Difficulties

The ability to spell correctly is one of the fundamentals that will never cease to be important. Not only can spelling difficulties cause problems at school, but the ability to spell is nearly essential for adult employment. It is thus wise to make sure that a child’s spelling is on par.

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