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What Are the Different Types of Dyslexia?

The terms phonological dyslexia and surface dyslexia are generally used to describe two main types of dyslexia. Phonological dyslexia includes trouble breaking words down into syllables and into smaller sound units called phonemes, while kids with surface dyslexia struggle with reading because they can’t recognize words by sight.

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Understanding Reading Problems in Children

How does one identify a reading problem? How many children have reading problems? What causes reading problems? You say certain skills are to be blamed for reading problems. What skills are you referring to? My child reads well, yet lacks comprehension? Why is that? What can parents do to help their children? How can Edublox help?

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Overcoming Dyslexia and Severe Reading Difficulties

Most children look forward to learning to read and, in fact, do so quickly. For dyslexic children, however, the experience is very different: For them, reading, which seems to come effortlessly for everyone else, appears to be beyond their grasp. The process whereby they learn to transform what are essentially abstract squiggles on a page into meaningful letters, then sounds, then words, and then entire sentences and paragraphs, seems to be an impossible task.

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What Is Reading Fluency? Why Is It Important?

Fluency is the ability to read “like you speak.” Hudson, Lane, and Pullen define fluency this way: “Reading fluency is made up of at least three key elements: accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression.” Nonfluent readers suffer in at least one of these aspects of reading:..

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Is Dyslexia a Brain Dysfunction? An Alternative Interpretation of the Facts

Research indicates that the dyslexic’s brain differs from that of a “normal” reader. Does this mean that dyslexia is caused by a neurological dysfunction or is there an alternative interpretation that explains these differences?

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Overcoming Dyslexia

Read the WHAT, WHY and HOW of Edublox's solution for dyslexia, and why parents write comments like this one: "I never thought I would be writing this statement, but my dyslexic son doesn’t seem to be dyslexic anymore! The symptoms have all disappeared. After all I’ve read on the subject of learning difficulties, this was not supposed to happen!..."

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Rapid Naming and Reading Disabilities

Almost three decades of research had demonstrated that the vast majority of children and adults with reading disabilities have pronounced difficulties when asked to name rapidly the most familiar visual symbols and stimuli in the language: letters, numbers, colors, and simple objects.

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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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TV Documentary, Mother of All Professions, SABC 2: Learning Difficulties

Edublox helps learners READ, LEARN and ACHIEVE. Our multisensory cognitive programs enable them to overcome reading difficulties and other learning obstacles, assisting them to become life-long learners and empowering them to realize their highest educational goals. View Mother of All Professions’ feature on Edublox.

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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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Reading Problems in Children Explained

America is supposed to be one of the most affluent and technologically advanced societies in the world. Free public education is available in every nook and cranny of this country, and the federal government spends an estimated $10 billion every year battling illiteracy. So why do Americans have such problems with reading?

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