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Understanding Dyslexia in Children

How does one identify dyslexia? How many children have dyslexia? What are the effects of dyslexia? What causes dyslexia? You say certain skills are to be blamed for dyslexia. What skills are you referring to? What can parents do to help their children? How can Edublox help?

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 5)

No one can ever prepare a parent for two things: the immeasurable love that comes with having a child; and the sorrow and confusion that comes when your child appears to learn in a different way from other children. Knowing that literacy is key to success in both school and employment settings and society at large, can fill a parent with fear.

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 4)

Imagine how a parent feels if, despite doing all the right things - such as buying them lots of children’s books and reading to them every night - their child struggles to learn to read when they start school. It comes as a total surprise in that there is no apparent reason why this should happen...

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 3)

Dyslexia isn't just an academic and individual problem; it's also a family problem. Having a child with a learning problem impacts the entire family. Parents, brothers, sisters, and even grandparents become involved, must adjust, and are changed in the process.

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 2)

Going to school can be a nightmare for children who suffer from dyslexia. The stress and frustration they have to endure as a result of their poor achievement cause them to be reluctant to go to school, develop low self-esteem and have behavioral problems.

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 1)

There are few things that create so much tension within a parent as a child who struggles with reading, spelling and writing. Whereas most children find it easy, or relatively easy, for one out of five children this experience is very different.

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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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The Brain Is Plastic. And That Is Good News

Your son may be dyslexic, your daughter may have ADHD. Until quite recently these problems were regarded as devastating, but fortunately this is no longer the case. Today we know that the human brain is plastic — that it can change. And that is good news for your children.

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Overcoming Dyslexia

Most problems can only be solved if one knows what causes the problem. A disease such as scurvy claimed the lives of thousands of seamen during long sea voyages. The disease was cured fairly quickly once the cause was discovered, viz. a Vitamin C deficiency. A viable point of departure would therefore be to ask the question, "What is the cause of dyslexia?"

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Dyslexia and Neurological Differences — The Chicken and Egg Dilemma

In the light of neuroplasticity, confirmations of brain differences between the dyslexic and the ‘normal’ reader’s brain call for more research regarding cause and effect. Which of the two is the cause and which one is the effect?

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Radio Interview on SAfm: Dyslexia

A discussion on dyslexia with Susan du Plessis, owner and director of educational programs at Edublox, and Shirley Lindecke, whose son Ryan succeeded with Edublox.

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Conquering the Learning Block

Jayesh never showed any interest in reading, his concentration levels were low and he detested writing. His intelligence quotient, however, was above average. Today, Jayesh no longer avoids reading. His conversation skills have improved and he has become attentive. “He has shown tremendous improvement,” says father Sushil.

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