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Three Cognitive Skills that Matter for Academic Achievement

This paper was presented virtually at the EduLearn19 International Conference on New Learning Technologies in Palma, Spain. The study confirms the importance of strong cognitive skills for academic achievement; the cognitive skill with the strongest correlation was auditory short-term memory.

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Case Study: Overcoming Severe Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Low IQ

Meet Maddie, a 10-year-old who had been diagnosed with severe dyslexia, moderate dyscalculia, ADHD, and low IQ (low 80s). People who had evaluated her said that they had never seen dyslexia as severe as this before. Her parents had been told by more than one professional that Maddie would probably never read, and that they should try to find things that Maddie could be successful with outside of academics, because she would never be successful in academics...

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Study: Cognitive Skills and their Impact on Academic Achievement

Edublox Online Tutor provides a free online assessment to measure a number of cognitive skills, specifically visual sequential memory, auditory memory, iconic memory and logical reasoning. Sixty-four Grade 2 students of an inner-city school took the test after which their test scores were correlated with their academic grades using the Pearson Correlation.

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Research on Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

Sixty-four Grade 2 students were randomly divided into three groups: the first group completed 28 hours of Edublox's Development Tutor over three weeks; a second group was exposed to standard computer games, while a third group continued with schoolwork...

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Case Study: Edublox Increases Performance IQ by 25 Points

Before she started at Edublox in 2015, she was assessed by the school psychologist. Her verbal IQ was 96, which is average, while her performance IQ was a mere 72, which can be described as borderline intellectual functioning. Her full-scale IQ was 84 (low average). Fast forward to November 2017...

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How Children Contributed to the Design of Edublox Online Tutor

This paper reports on how children contributed to the design of the interface of Edublox Online Tutor. It was published in Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10473.

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Study: Edublox Improves Concentration Significantly in Five Days

Results of the study show an improvement in concentration, or on focused attention, in just five days. Focused attention is the ability to selectively concentrate on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. People with attention problems such as ADHD are known for their inability to filter out distractions and focus on one thing only.

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Study: Edublox Improves Visual Memory by 1.3 Years in 22.5 Hours

The mean Visual Memory Skills Test POST score across both groups was significantly higher than the mean Visual Memory Skills Test PRE score. The mean score across both groups improved from 6.2 years to 7.5 years (i.e. 1.3 years after 22.5 hours of training).

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Study: Edublox Improves Processing Speed of ADHD and Dyslexic Students

Educational specialist Dr. Lee DeLorge in Ohio tested the effect of an Edublox program on processing speed. Sixty-seven students aged 5 to 18 with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and non-specific learning disabilities participated in her study. Ninety-four percent of the learners improved significantly. Results were as follows...

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Studies: Edublox Assists Deaf Students in Learning and Literacy

Edublox has a long history of improving the learning and literacy abilities of deaf children. Already in 1987 Dr. Wynand de Wet did his practical research for a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology at a school for the deaf...

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Studies Show Edublox Increases IQ Scores

The group who did Edublox were tutored simultaneously for 27.5 hours between April and August of that year, and showed an increase of 11.625 in non-verbal IQ scores, from an average of 101.125 to an average of 112.75. The group who did not receive cognitive training showed an increase of 4.625, from an average of 104.25 to an average of 108.875.

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Study: Edublox Improves Visual and Auditory Digit Spans Significantly

The Edublox program was introduced to the Foundation Phase of a primary school in Johannesburg. The children's visual and auditory digit spans were assessed before the program was introduced, and again nine months later. Both increased significantly.

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