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Dyscalculia in Children: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Math learning disabilities can be a debilitating problem in school and later life. In today’s world, mathematical knowledge, reasoning, and skills are no less important than the ability to read. Dyscalculia, which means inability to calculate, is the most widely used term for disabilities in arithmetic and mathematics.

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Beating Dyslexia and Acalculia: A Live Edublox Case Study

Meet Vivienne, an 11-year-old American girl who was adopted from China at age 5. Her parents have tried many avenues to help her catch up on her development delays. While she made progress in certain areas, her academics continued to lag. They thus embarked on the Edublox program on November 3, 2020...

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Visual Perception: Definition, Importance, Skills, Visual Perception Problems

The terms visual perception and visual processing are often used interchangeably, and refer to the brain’s ability to understand what is seen...

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Language Development: Talk Your Baby Clever

Undoubtedly, language development is one of the key milestones during early childhood development. A significant part of a child’s social and intellectual development hinges on reaching this milestone.

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8 Reasons Why Working Memory Is Important

Working memory is key to learning. How good this is in someone will either ease their path to learning or seriously prevent them from learning. Here are eight ways children use working memory to learn.

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Cognitive Skills: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Cognitive skills -- also called cognitive abilities, cognitive functions, or cognitve capabilities -- are mental skills used in the process of acquiring knowledge, the manipulation of information, and reasoning.

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Edublox Online Dyslexia Tutoring: Untangling the Dyslexia Puzzle

Edublox has been involved in teaching children to read, learn and achieve for more than 30 years. Most of our students over the years had a reading difficulty, and in many cases, their reading difficulty was so severe that they had been diagnosed with dyslexia.

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Online Dyslexia Tutoring: We’re Orton-Gillingham (OG) Based

The Orton-Gillingham (OG) method is brilliant. It's a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia. Why does research not back it up?

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Online Dyslexia Tutoring: We Develop Cognitive Skills

Weak cognitive skills prevent a process called orthographic mapping. Every word has three forms: its sounds, spelling, and meaning. The process of orthographic mapping involves the brain linking the three forms of the word and storing them together in long-term memory. It allows for instant word recognition, fluent reading, and accurate spelling.

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Online Dyslexia Tutoring: We Target Two Core Brain Areas

Research shows that a network of brain regions is involved in learning to read, one specifically in sounding out words, and another in seeing words as pictures. The picture area is known as the visual word form area (VWFA) or visual dictionary.

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Online Dyslexia Tutoring: Learning Principles Are Fundamental

The application of certain educational learning principles is a core aspect that has so far been overlooked in dyslexia interventions. Thorndike (1874–1949) called learning principles the “laws of learning” and provided a conceptual foundation for how people learn.

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Rapid Automatized Naming and Dyslexia: What Research Reveals

Rapid automatized naming (RAN) refers to the speed with which the names of symbols (letters, numbers, colors, or pictured objects) can be retrieved from long-term memory. People with dyslexia typically score poorer on RAN assessments than normal readers.

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