30 Jul 120+ Videos, Testimonials and Reviews from Educators & Parents, PART 4
Below are testimonials, reviews and video clips, covering Edublox clients of all age groups, from all over the world, at various stages of implementation, and for various needs — from improving the cognitive skills of children without learning difficulties to overcoming dyslexia, dysgraphia, math problems, et cetera. Long success stories, case studies and research studies have their own pages. To view all our success stories, click here.
Dr. Lee DeLorge on Cognitive Skills and Edublox:
In this must-view video educational specialist Dr. Lee DeLorge in Ohio explains what cognitive skills are and how the Edublox program strengthens a child’s cognitive skills.
Burnedette van den Heever:
Kaylin’s school marks dropped significantly in the 1st term of Grade 3. She found mathematics to be challenging and her teachers advised us that she had difficulty sitting still and her concentration was poor. Her reading was average. She was not achieving her full potential.
Since joining Edublox Kaylin’s average has increased from 64% to 82% within two terms. She reads faster than before and loves reading now. Her maths results have improved from 55% to 76%. Her concentration is better as we have not been texted or called in by the teacher. Her spelling ability is a lot better than before.
Caroline Janssen, Student:
My name is Caroline Janssen. I live in Gonubie and am very grateful to Edublox and those committed to the programme.
Throughout junior school I struggled with reading which in turn affected most of my work. I coped well with maths, however when story sums were introduced to us I started to struggle with maths as well. My mom tried everything she could to help me, sending me on all sorts of extra lessons. By the time I was in Grade 7 and we had tried everything available and I had become despondent. When mom suggested I try the Edublox I made her promise that this had to be the last thing I was going to try.
It was suggested that I go on the intense course. Before I started the course my reading was tested using a Grade 6 text and it showed that I was reading at a Grade 1 standard. Once I had completed the intense course my reading was tested again, this time using a Grade 7 text, my reading had improved to the level of a Grade 6!!!
I carried on with Edublox attending classes three times a week for another 18 months. Through Edublox I learnt a lot about myself and where my strengths lay, I then used these methods to learn. As the years went by my marks improved each term, I have just written matric (matric = Grade 12) and passed with a distinction — 3 B’s and 3 A’s !!!!! I will be going to UCT to do a BSc degree.
Mrs. N. van Niekerk, Teacher:
Since he was small Hendri’s parents realised that he was slower than his brother, sisters and peers. From the first day at school we gave extra attention to Hendri. He attended several remedial classes as well as other aid programs. These did not yield any results. Then we heard about Edublox.
The first and most important improvement was Hendri’s self-confidence. Through support, encouragement and praise Hendri changed from a quiet, reserved boy to a child with self-confidence and courage. His schoolwork has improved. His reading and spelling has benefited tremendously. His oral work improved due to the gain in self-confidence.
The regular Edublox program that I followed with him every day taught him discipline and later also self-discipline. At first I had to plead with him to begin, later he unpacked and put everything ready himself and he became very positive.
Beating Severe Dyslexia and ADD:
Edublox didn’t start yesterday. More than two decades ago we were already having remarkable results with severe dyslexia and ADD. Watch this video of young Michal who, despite having an average intellectual ability and after many years of therapy, was still completely illiterate at the age of 13. View his phenomenal progress.
I took Pierre to Edublox because I was concerned about his obvious reversals of letters and numbers. He enjoyed the classes and now hardly ever has any reversals. Previously, his teacher complained that Pierre was dreaming in class and that he lacked the ability to complete his tasks. Since doing Edublox there has been a marked improvement in my child. He has gained confidence and is now looking forward to going to school. He has also started to enjoy reading.
He now completes his tasks at school and often finishes his work before his classmates. His teacher is very satisfied and we are proud of the good report he received at the end of last term.
Marina Ythier-Jacobsz, Kalodyne, Mauritius:
I was recently with my daughter Mia in Durban with Marj Arslanian and, yet again, I asked myself why since hearing of and testing Edublox, I have never contacted you to look into the possibility of a franchise in Mauritius.
I was in Durban for a “checkup” to see how Mia was doing as she has been an Edublox “student” for the past couple of years, even if we do live in Mauritius. Some 6 years ago, I arrived completely distraught in Durban as my daughter had loads of school difficulties to the point where the school had mentioned not keeping her. It turned out she had binocular vision issues and was a tiny bit dyslexic. The right diagnosis and Edublox (Yolande at the time) literally saved my child. It transformed her from a sad, insecure girl into someone who knows that perseverance, the right programme and love can do miracles.
I was wondering if you would consider a franchise in Mauritius…
Becky R, USA:
We started Edublox last April with our daughter who has severe language delays. We worked until about mid-June and then took our homeschool break for the summer. My husband and I were amazed at the results we noticed in just that short of a time period, and I am looking forward to starting school again next week as I know we will continue to see a progression for her.
The thing my husband and I found most encouraging was that when we started the program, I stopped all other academics for those months and just did Edublox. One day, I hear my daughter in her room, and realize she is reading a book to herself. Even though we weren’t working on that area, she suddenly took off! She now picks up books all the time and reads them, and reads all the signs she sees on the roads, etc. We saw enough improvement in that short time to know that we have found a big key to her success, and I know it will continue as we pick back up again for the school year. Edublox is the first thing I will be doing with my daughter in the morning!
Mrs. G. E. Weilbach:
Our youngest son, 11 years old, is apparently dyslexic. He attends a remedial school. For four years he had intensive occupational therapy, but it had no positive effect on his reading ability. Until we started the present course, he was unable to read even a single word without first spelling it before saying it. The result was that he read painfully slowly and without any comprehension. We started the Edublox program three months ago. Since then there has been a great improvement in both his spelling and reading abilities. He can now distinguish between b’s and d’s. His self-image has improved considerably and his interest in books is constantly growing. (Letter translated)
He and his mother have worked very hard and consistently and the result was that he was rewarded with the book prize for the best improvement during last year. Obviously, there is still much room for improvement but the result so far has been most gratifying. The course requires hard work and great sacrifice, but it is more than worthwhile.
Mr. Peter Nel, Principal:
Learning failure is a problem faced by most teaching institutions today. One can debate about the causes but the fact remains that the majority of scholars experience this problem at some time or other in their school career. As we all know, concentration, memory and especially reading are essential if learning is to take place.
We were introduced to Edublox one and a half years ago where we recognized the immense potential of this system.
Our first noticeable success was a pupil who came to our school with a poor academic record whose prognosis was poor. The child was able to concentrate for extremely short periods of time only. In addition, he could not retain information for any period of time. After three months of intensive Edublox training, a remarkable improvement was noted by all of his teachers. The child passed tests for the first time in his school career and has moved on to the high school where he is coping.
Our group results were just as convincing and not only did the pupils benefit substantially, but they also enjoyed the Edublox sessions. Teachers noted that pupils who attended these sessions were far better in class than previously. Their attention span had increased, leading to better academic performance.
These results convinced us that each pupil in the school should benefit form Edublox. All our teachers have received training and are enthusiastically conducting Edublox sessions.
Liam has spelling dyslexia and was experiencing difficulty and frustration at school. He has attended different kinds of therapies over the years, but I decided to enrol him at Edublox because if offered a fun, therapeutically sound way to work on cognitive skills needed for reading and spelling.
Liam loves attending lessons at Edublox. He enjoys working on the computer program, and his visual memory has improved. He enjoys interacting with the friends and tutors. He attended the Studiblox course as well.
Liam has shown gradual improvement in spelling over the past 18 months. He now regularly achieves 80% or higher for spelling tests. Liam achieved 8th place in the ‘Top Ten’ of his grade in the third term this year. This is something he never dreamed possible. He was over the moon.
Thank you Edublox for helping to make a dream come true.
Petrus Etsebeth, High School Student:
Thank you for Edublox. My self-esteem has improved tremendously and my attitude towards my studies has changed. My concentration and memory have also improved. My parents’ point of view is that Edublox is a much better legacy than gold or silver, because it is helping me in many different ways to be a better student and to experience the joy of achievement. (Letter translated)
Marietjie van Rooyen:
The marks of our eldest daughter, who used to be a top achiever, started to drop in Grade 9. By the beginning of Grade 11 it had already dropped by 25% — much lower than we had been used to. Much effort, time and money for extra lessons did not achieve any noticeable results. Her self-confidence dropped as low as her marks. We were desperate.
After we had followed the Edublox program intensively for one month her self-confidence, concentration, logical thinking and marks all improved considerably. We are still doing Edublox with all our children.
I am so sorry that we had not tried Edublox a lot earlier, but one is inclined to be sceptical because there are so many aids and programs on the market, and each and every one of them purports to be the ultimate answer to all one’s problems. Well, we have certainly walked the treadmill. Our youngest daughter was a very sickly baby and toddler, and as a result she was not stimulated sufficiently. She had occupational therapy, went to reading laboratories, took medication, was in a remedial class and even repeated Grade 3 — all to no avail. It gives me great pleasure to say that at present she is also well on her way towards achieving her full potential, without any extra lessons or medication — only Edublox, discipline and lots of love.
The only frustration that I experience now is that I have already told so many parents that Edublox really is the answer to the problems of most children, but many prefer to stick to the old ways. The difference, however, is that with Edublox you start right from the beginning teaching children skills that they do not possess, and then after that everything falls into place. One cannot expect from a child to “store” knowledge if he has not been taught to remember, to read, or to concentrate.
Best of all is that I can now every day spend quality time with my children and that Edublox enables me to discover if there are any defects — and then we all work together on these. What a wonderful privilege.
Adriaan Schutte, B.Com. Student:
My reading speed, with full comprehension, has doubled during the past nine weeks. I find intellectual work less tiring and find that I can wake up every morning without an alarm clock.
Edublox Online Tutor offers multisensory cognitive training that enables learners to overcome learning obstacles and reach their full potential. Over the last 30+ years, the company behind the Online Tutor e-learning platform, Edublox, has helped thousands of children to read, learn and achieve through home kits and learning clinics internationally. Our programs are founded on pedagogical research and more than three decades of experience demonstrating that weak underlying cognitive skills account for the majority of learning difficulties. Specific brain-training exercises can strengthen these weaknesses leading to increased performance in reading, spelling, writing, math and learning.