Learning Problems

04

Mar'16

Dyscalculia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Dyscalculia, which means inability to calculate, is the most widely used term for disabilities in arithmetic and mathematics. Dyscalculia symptoms include: poor understanding of the signs +, -, ÷ and x, or may confuse these mathematical symbols...

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02

Mar'16

Memory Techniques Not the Answer to Memory Challenges

“Children, it's almost time to go home. Please write down your homework, put your books away, and line up at the door.” Sounds simple and straight forward… So why is John already lined up at the door when his books are all over his desk? And where are the materials he needs to take home to do his homework?

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17

Jan'16

Overcoming Spelling Difficulties

The ability to spell correctly is one of the fundamentals that will never cease to be important. Not only can spelling difficulties cause problems at school, but the ability to spell is nearly essential for adult employment. It is thus wise to make sure that a child’s spelling is on par.

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29

Oct'15

Maths Learning Difficulties Are Real

When talking about learning difficulties many people assume that we are referring to a reading difficulty. We often hear the saying, “A learning problem is a reading problem.” This, of course, is not true. Among students classified as learning disabled, arithmetic difficulties are as prevalent as reading problems.

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17

Oct'15

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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09

Oct'15

Early Warning Signs for School Failure

How is your child coping at school? Is he struggling to grasp new concepts and cope with the workload? Three areas of human develop influence a child’s ability to learn. Physical, emotional and cognitive areas are separate and different in many ways, yet similar and connected in others. Your child may present with a problem in one area, but its cause may lie in another.

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02

Oct'15

Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

A weakness in auditory memory can have serious consequences in the realm of learning for students, states educational therapist Addie Cusimano in her book "Learning Disabilities: There is a Cure."

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24

Sep'15

Air Pollution May Cause Brain Changes, Learning Problems and Depression

Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to physical changes in the brain, as well as learning and memory problems and even depression, research in mice suggests.

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05

Sep'15

Overcoming Handwriting Problems

As with all learning problems, a writing disability can be devastating to a child’s education and self-esteem and can cause major limitations to that child’s career path.

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21

Aug'15

Tech Solutions Can’t Solve Learning Problems

There’s no doubt that technology is a valuable tool for learning and there are many associated educational benefits, but teachers and parents should be careful to introduce technology as a learning tool at the right time and place according to a child’s needs and ability.

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