- Does your child have the ability to excel academically, yet struggles to
reach his full potential?
- Is your child battling to concentrate, plan and organize, or is his memory poor?
- Does he struggle with reading? Does he, for example, confuse b and d?
- Does he read slowly and hesitantly, or with poor comprehension?
- Does he spell words as they sound, for example “rite” for “right”?
- Does he find mathematics to be a challenge? Does he, for example,
encounter difficulties with mental arithmetic?
- Has he been diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia or ADHD?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, your child probably lacks some of the tools required for learning.
We give the tools for learning!
When you have the right tools, any task will be accomplished with greater ease and efficiency. Imagine, for example, trying to mix cement with a spoon rather than a cement mixer. Imagine trying to mow the lawn with a pair of scissors!
Cognitive skills — concentration, perception, memory and logical thinking — are mental skills used in the process of acquiring knowledge, and can be considered your child’s tools for learning.
Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual’s learning ability, according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that “separate the good learners from the so-so learners.” In essence, when cognitive skills are strong, learning is fast and easy. When cognitive skills are weak, learning becomes a challenge.
Hundred and thirty studies have shown that 88% of below-grade-level readers have significant weaknesses in cognitive skills. Recent studies support the notion that many children with ADHD have cognitive deficits, specifically in working memory.
The great news is that these weaknesses can be attacked head-on. Through dynamic training and practice, cognitive skills can be improved, strengthened, and enhanced.
Edublox specializes in educational interventions that make children smarter, help them learn and read faster, and do mathematics with ease. Our programs enable learners to overcome reading difficulties and other learning obstacles, assisting them to become lifelong learners and empowering them to realize their highest educational goals.
Edublox in the News!
Concentration Can Be Taught To Kids
Research conducted in Singapore in 2014 and analysed by the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Pretoria has shown that concentration in children may be achieved naturally without the administration of a pharmaceutical drug. The study measured the improvement in cognitive skills of 27 English-speaking schoolchildren in Singapore, aged 10 to 12, after they had attended a condensed 15-hour, five-day training programme in cognitive skills... Read more...
Edublox Interviewed by Radio SAfm
February 10, 2015
A discussion on dyslexia with Susan du Plessis, Owner and Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox, and Shirley Lindecke, whose son Ryan succeeded with Edublox. According to popular belief dyslexia is a neurological disorder in the brain that causes information to be processed and interpreted differently, resulting in reading difficulties. Historically, the dyslexia label has been assigned to learners who are bright, even verbally articulate, but who struggle with reading; in short, whose high IQs mismatch their low reading scores. Click here to listen to the interview.
New Success Stories!
Dihann’s Story of Overcoming Attention and
Assisting Deaf Learners in Learning and Literacy (Research and Video Included)
Edublox has a long history of improving the learning and literacy abilities of deaf children. Dewald Botha was born Deaf of Deaf both his parents are deaf as well as his younger brother. Because he was failing English Literacy, Mathematics and Sign Language, Dewald attended a 10 day, 43-hour Edublox course. Read more and watch the video...
My son was born early and we were informed that if he lives to see 3 months it would be a miracle. Well, I am glad to say that my little fighter is turning 9 in March 2015. We enrolled him in a mainstream school in Grade R. We were sure that he would excel in school just as he did in life. But, halfway through the year we were informed that he is not coping. We set out to do whatever it takes to assist him in reaching his full potential in school. Read more...
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...