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Real Help for ADHD and other Learning Difficulties

Does your child have the ability to excel academically, yet struggles to reach his full potential? Is your child battling to concentrate, plan and organize, or is his memory poor? Does he struggle with reading? Does he, for example, confuse b and d? Does he read slowly and hesitantly, or with poor comprehension? Does he spell words as they sound, for example “rite” for “right”?...

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Ask Susan: Is Dad’s Death to Blame for Learning Problems?

My name is Halowine and I’d like to tell you about my grandson’s problem. When he was two-and-a-half years old he lost his father in a very brutal way: The place that they were living in burned down with the dad in it, and that man really meant a lot to my grandson even at such a young age...

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TV Documentary, SABC 1: Whizz Kids of Mzansi

This six-part documentary series, broadcast on SABC 1 in 2012, aimed at revealing the mystery behind the world of gifted children. Who are they, were they born with their gifts or were they nurtured into giftedness? Edublox featured in episode four of this series, on February 28, 2012.

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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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Understanding and Overcoming Learning Difficulties

'Learning difficulties' is often the first descriptive term used when a child begins to have trouble in school. In some countries it is also used as a synonym for 'learning disabilities' (LD). However, learning difficulties and learning disabilities are usually distinguished with learning difficulties being the broader term.

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Book World Opens Around the Block

In 15 years, Karusha Kratz had learnt to read only four words. But after two weeks of a new intensive course, Karusha can now understand 45 words and is beginning to read basic books. Karusha, who has Williams syndrome and attends Inala Special School, says she found it “aggravating” not to be able to read.

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Disabled (10) Learns to Read and Write in 60 Days

“Mom, why can't I read?” Sonja Conradie (10) wanted to know after hearing her younger sister, Marna (9), read and seeing her write. Sonja, who suffered brain damage after contracting meningitis and encephalitis as a baby...

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