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10 Research- and Evidence-Based Practices Applied by Edublox Reading and Math Interventions

Edublox Online Tutor is aligned with research-based and evidence-based reading practices as recommended by the National Reading Panel (NRP) in 2000, as well as important research studies that followed. Although we will focus on reading in the article, Edublox's numeracy program is based on the same principles.

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Cognitive Skills: What They Are, Why They Matter, How to Improve

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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Processing Speed: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Improve

Processing speed involves one or more of the following functions: the amount of time it takes to perceive information, process information, and formulate or enact a response. Slow processing speed is not a formal learning disability, but it can play a part in learning and attention issues like dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

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Visual Memory: Types, Importance, How to Improve

Visual memory involves the ability to store and retrieve previously experienced visual sensations and perceptions when the stimuli that originally evoked them are no longer present. That is, the person must be capable of making a vivid visual image in his mind of the stimulus, such as a word, and once that stimulus is removed, to be able to visualize or recall this image without help.

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Overcoming Severe Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Low IQ: A Case Study

Meet Maddie, a 10-year-old who was 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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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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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: 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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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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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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