Weekly Roundup: All Children Reading & Neuromyths

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All Children Reading: Literacy and EdTech

All Children Reading is a wonderful project promoting literacy in developing countries through technological innovation. The project was launched back in 2011 by USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government and has been making great strides in sourcing technology-based solutions to improve child literacy.

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How soon should you start reading with your child?

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You can’t start early enough

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics you can’t start early enough! Reading with a child in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of school.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia-Global Resources & Handwriting

by EJ Hassenfratz

Dyscalculia Resources Around the World

A top post this week with global dyscalculia resources! It is always important to remember that this condition affects people around the world and information on dyscalculia may not be fully available in every language. In this article we list some top sites in various languages covering the subject of dyscalculia and difficulties with math in the hope that we will make it easier for this information to be found!

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Top 5 Myths of Dyscalculia & Dyslexia

http://guillellano.com/All kids who reverse their b’s & d’s or their numbers have dyslexia or dyscalculia.

Failure to read or do maths is often more to do with the nature of teaching rather than the nature of the child. A child will not develop dyslexia or dyscalculia because he has trouble reading.

Multi-sensory exercises can help struggling students to strengthen their brain activity, but this will not cure their dyslexia or dyscalculia.

It is also not a dietary problem. No amount of healthy green juices, or other wholesome foods will reverse the conditions, but that does not mean you can eat unhealthily! In fact a healthy diet can improve your concentration and may help you control the conditions, so keep eating those greens, its and seeds!

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Weekly Roundup: Stress Management & Top 5 Dyslexia Websites

Stress Management Tips for Seniors with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia

This week we had a brilliant guest article from SeniorAdvisor.com about stress management for seniors with a learning difficulty. The article covers the causes and effects of learning difficulties on seniors and how this extra stress can be controlled. Would you like to know how to manage your stress and how to overcome your learning difficulties? Read more here and discover how a little exercise and routine in your day can make all the difference!

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Stress Management Tips for Seniors with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia

Stress Management Tips for Seniors with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia

When people talk about dyslexia and dyscalculia, they are usually concerned about how they affect people who are in the developmental stages of life, such as children and adolescents. However, these disabilities can also occur in elderly people. Dyslexia and dyscalculia can make it significantly more difficult for seniors to perform certain activities and live a normal life, resulting in considerable stress and frustration. Here is some useful information on stress management with dyslexia or dyscalculia.

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Weekly Roundup: 10 Years of Dybuster & Dyscalculia

10 Years of Helping Children With Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

As you probably know Dybuster celebrated its 10th birthday this year and to mark this occasion the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich has released an article on us! The article covers the amazing growth of the company, how it has taught children to love letters and numbers and of course most importantly the scientific background of the software.

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Weekly Roundup: Interview on BoldBlog, Calcularis & Coaching

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Society cannot afford to leave children with learning difficulties behind

This article is a wonderful interview on BoldBlog with our very own Christian Vögeli founder of Dybuster, covering how ed-tech individualises learning for children with dyslexia or dyscalculia. He also talks of the importance of ed-tech complimenting the teacher and helps teachers be more effective with their time in the classroom and answering questions such as:

Do you think ed-tech for learning difficulties will eventually become a part of the education system?

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Weekly Roundup: Reading Anxiety & Can What We Eat Really Affect Our Neurology?

Reading Anxiety and the Fear of Letters

Reading Anxiety tends to go hand in hand with dyslexia, but not only dyslexics suffer from the condition and anyone who struggles with belief in their ability to read can be affected. This anxiety is not limited to letters either as there have been a number of articles published on the affects of math anxiety.

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Dyscalculia & Maths Resources for Adults

It can be difficult to find much about or for adults on the subject of dyscalculia, previously the Dyscalculia Blog had a great guest post from educator Sarah Jarvis covering the topic of Helping Adults with Mathematical Learning Difficulties, which is a great introduction to the subject if you have not read it yet.

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