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Dyslexia and Neurological Differences — The Chicken
and Egg Dilemma

Nine-year-old Peter is one of the brightest children in his Grade 3-class. He has a wonderful vocabulary and knows everything there is to know about football. But when it comes to reading about football — or anything else — Peter has a lot of trouble. It takes him a long time to read each word, and even longer to read whole sentences. He often has to guess at how you say a word — and sometimes his guess is wrong. Read more...

Is Handwriting an Outdated Skill?
Handwriting or “penmanship” has played an integral role in the education of many generations of schoolchildren and is the second of the educational triumvirate of reading, writing and arithmetic. But as laptops and tablets become more commonly used as writing tools, many are ready to leave the skill of handwriting behind. Read more...

The Dyslexia Debate
“There is much debate around dyslexia and whether it is life-long condition that must be diagnosed or a meaningless description used for personal gain that should be discontinued,” says Susan du Plessis, Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox. With these two very extreme views on dyslexia, concerned parents may wonder what to do for their child who struggles to read and write. Read more...

Stronger Early Reading Skills Predict Higher
Intelligence Later

A new study of identical twins has found that early reading skill might positively affect later intellectual abilities. The study, published in the journal Child Development, was conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and King's College London. Read more...

Educated People Recover Better From Brain Injuries
Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The researchers found that those with the equivalent of at least a college education are seven times more likely than those who didn't finish high school to be disability-free one year after a TBI serious enough to warrant inpatient time in a hospital and rehabilitation facility. Read more...

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Assisting Deaf Learners in Learning and Literacy (Research and Video Included)
Auditory-Linguistic Dyslexia
Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency
Auditory Perception: What Is Auditory Perception?
Automaticity: What is Automaticity?

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b-d Reversals: A Telltale Sign of Dyslexia
Brain Myths: Three Myths About the Brain
Brain Research: Scientists Unveil the 'Face' of a New Memory
Brain's 'Visual Dictionary' Enables Skilled Readers to Identify Words Faster

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Causes of Learning Disabilities
Cognitive Development: Not an Automatic Process
Cognitive Skills Determine Learning Ability
Cognitive Skills: Four Cognitive Skills for Successful Learning
Concentration: Its Role in the Act of Reading

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Dyseidetic Dyslexia: What is Dyseidetic Dyslexia?
Dyslexia: Fact or Fiction?
Dyslexia Isn't a Matter of IQ, Brain Imaging Study Shows
Dyslexia and Neurological Differences — The Chicken and Egg Dilemma
Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs: How to Recognize Dyslexia
Dyslexia: The Dyslexia Debate
Dysphonetic Dyslexia: Reading and Spelling Patterns

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Edublox Research Studies: Proven Increase in IQ Scores
Edublox Research Study: Can Cervical Spinal Manipulations Accelerate Learning?
Edublox Research Study: Edublox Improves Processing Speed
Einstein's Learning Disability
Emotional Scars of Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties
Exam Tips: How to Answer Exam Papers

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Famous People With Dyslexia: Walt Disney and More…
Famous People With Dyslexia: Were Einstein, Da Vinci and Edison Dyslexic?
Food to Boost Brain Power
Forgetful? You May Be Losing More Than Just Your Memory
Forgetting: Why and How We Forget

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Gender and Reading: Boys More Likely to Have Reading Disabilities
Genetics and IQ: The Role of Genetics in IQ and Intelligence
Grades: The Importance of Grades

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Handwriting: Is Handwriting an Outdated Skill?
History of Learning Disabilities: Hinshelwood's Logical Flaw
Human Intelligence: IQ Scores and IQ Score Interpretation

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Iconic Memory: Diminished Iconic Memory An Early Indicator of Alzheimer's
IQ Test Scores: The Basics of IQ Score Interpretation
IQ Test: Should We Abandon the IQ Test in the Analysis of the LD Child?
IQ Test: Where Does It Come From?
IQ Tests: Do They Measure Intelligence?

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Kit Helps Children to Learn: Article in La Femme

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Language Acquisition in Children: Talk Your Child Clever
Language Development: Six Stages of Language Development
Learning Disabilities Clarified: Learning is a Skill
Learning Principles More Important than Learning Styles
Learning Styles: Beyond Learning Styles – Strengthening Learning Weaknesses
Logical Thinking and Short-Term Memory: Opposites of the Same Coin

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Memory Is Not a Gift. Memory Is a Skill
Memory Techniques Not the Answer to Memory Challenges
Memory: Types of Human Memory
Mental Fitness: Six Ways to Boost Your Brainpower
Mnemonics: What Are Mnemonics?
Mozart Effect or Mozart Myth?

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Nature Versus Nurture Debate: Nurtured by Love or Matured by Nature?
Neuroplasticity: An Extraordinary Discovery of the Twentieth Century
Note Taking: The 5 R's of Note Taking

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Occasional Memory Loss Tied To Lower Brain Volume
Optimizing Intelligence: Research at a School for Deaf Children

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Phonemic Awareness Training: A Cart-Before-the-Horse Approach?
Phonics Instruction: Why Phonics Instruction Sometimes Fails
Preschool Education: Preparing Children for the Three R's
Preventing the Three D's: Preparing Your Child for the Three R's

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Questions and Answers About Dyscalculia

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Rapid Naming and Reading Disabilities
Reading Comprehension Problems
Reading Comprehension: When Children Read Well, Yet Lack Comprehension
Reading Problems in Children Explained
Rev Up for Reading
Rote Learning Improves Memory In Seniors

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School Need Not Be a Nightmare
Sensation and Perception: What is the Difference?
Spelling Difficulties and the Learning Disabled
Stronger Early Reading Skills Predict Higher Intelligence Later
Study Skills, Study Techniques and Study Methods

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Tactile-Kinesthetic (Haptic) Perception and the Learning Disabled
TBI: Educated People Recover Better From Brain Injuries
Teaching Myth: Repetition and Drill Dull Creativity
The Learning Station

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Understanding and Overcoming Learning Difficulties

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Visual Memory Significantly Related to Mathematics Achievement
Visual Perception and Academic Success
Visual-Spatial Dyslexia

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Why Some Children Seem to Struggle
Working Memory: Poor Working Memory A Barrier to Academic Success
Writing Summaries: Tips on Writing Summaries

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