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Reading Problems in Children

What are the symptoms of reading problems? What causes reading problems? What skills are involved in learning to read? My child reads well, yet lacks comprehension. Why? What can parents do to help their children? How can Edublox help?

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How to Identify a Reading Difficulty and How to Help

Reading and learning are the two things that determine the success of a child during his school career. First he learns to read. Then he reads to learn. Because the child with reading difficulties battles to read, he is therefore also hampered in the learning situation.

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Letter Reversals: Should I Worry or Not?

Letter reversals experienced by young children are often said to be “totally normal” until after age seven, and their parents are told “don’t worry” unless they continue past second grade.

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Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science

"Contrary to the popular theory that learning to read is natural and easy, learning to read is a complex linguistic achievement," Dr. Louisa Moats writes in her booklet Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science. "For many children, it requires effort and incremental skill development."

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Boys More Likely to Have Problems Reading

Boys were two to three times more likely than girls to be affected by reading disabilities, according to a Mayo Clinic study of 5,718 children in Rochester, Minnesota.

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A Grand Entrance for Troy

By the third term of 2011, Troy took to reading the Bible before bed every night, and he comfortably reads out every signboard he sees along the roadside. Troy has moved from the position of needing to repeat a grade, to achieving high results for all reading related topics, as well as spelling and phonics activities.

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Building on Reading

When two Cape Town mothers, Kashiefa Gallie and Rebecca Felix, learned that their children had reading difficulties, they went into panic mode. Although they came from different parts of the city, Lansdowne and Crawford respectively, they knew that reading was a critical skill for children to master at the foundation phase.

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New Hope for Slow Readers

Despite having adequate intelligence and opportunity, many children show great disparity between their verbal skills and learning ability. These children, often regarded as 'learning disabled', are now being offered new hope...

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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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Kit Helps Children to Learn

Many children — despite having adequate intelligence and opportunity — show great disparity between their verbal skills and learning ability. When a teacher identified a reading inability in one of Jo Cohn's children, Jo had his psychometric skills tested,..

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Hope for Slow Readers

When last year teachers told Gail Lawson of Northdene that her daughter Jennifer's reading was "quite slow" for Class Two she didn't think much of it. But a few months later when she volunteered to become a "reading mother" at the school after being retrenched, she realised Jenny did have a real problem.

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