ARTICLES RELATING TO LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

Is your child struggling in an English-medium school? It may not be the language barrier

2019-04-10 17:10

These factors have an impact on English language proficiency in South Africa, and why they're so important in identifying learning disorders.

Did your child get bad first term marks? Here’s how you can help them improve during the holidays

2019-03-15 12:24

As adults, we often focus on the cynical and even joke about it. But the truth is, being positive is difficult and takes work, but in the long term it’s worth more than cynicism.

The "homework gap": SA learners who don't have access to the internet, don't have the same opportunities

2017-12-19 11:14

Ever considered that there might be such a thing as the "homework gap"? For kids who don't have access to the same resources, it's a very real and potentially disabling thing.

South Africa has a reading crisis: why, and what can be done about it

2017-12-18 15:43

Children need to be taught to read for comprehension, not just to parrot what they hear.

Here's how anyone can become a maths whizz with Pólya’s method!

2017-10-09 16:04

Mathematician Jennifer Ruef explains how focussing on the joy of solving puzzles, rather than memorizing rules, can actually help you with maths.

4 Play techniques to boost your child's intellectual ability

2011-02-02 09:43

Here are some play techniques to booster your child's intellectual ability. Learning might be slow, but it is definitely rewarding.

 

The costs of learning difficulties: How to budget if your child needs help

2019-03-25 13:13

From ADHD to dyslexia and speech delay, here’s what you need to know about the importance of getting the right diagnosis and treatment for your child.

Dyscalculia or "Maths dyslexia": Why some children really struggle with numbers

2019-02-13 14:50

Dyscalculia is defined as a condition that involves long-term, severe difficulties with mathematics – which cause significant problems with academic or occupational performance, or with daily activities. Here we explore it.

Best reading apps and programmes for children

2017-12-19 11:04

Is your child struggling to read? These remedial reading apps are guaranteed to boost your child's confidence.

You need these 5 skills if you're thinking of distance learning

2017-11-06 12:12

Distance learning has changed tertiary education for the better but is not without its challenges. Consider these tips before signing up.

5 conditions that could be mistaken for ADHD

2017-07-21 13:59

Many medical professionals are too quick to diagnose ADHD in children, failing to take into account other possible causes of their symptoms.

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