Learning Disabilities

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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28

Feb'12

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 28 February 2012.

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06

Jun'08

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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16

Oct'06

A New Style of Teaching

Vicky Neighbors has had an interest in education ever since she can remember. She even wrote an essay in seventh grade, "Teaching Exceptional Children," about teaching children with special needs. For example, children who are very intelligent, but have trouble reading.

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18

Jul'96

TV Documentary, Carte Blanche: Dyslexia and ADHD

Despite having an average intellectual ability and after many years of therapy, Michal was still completely illiterate at the age of 13. He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe dyslexia. But then Michal attended a 10-day course. View his remarkable progress...

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09

May'92

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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