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Why so many South African children struggle to read and write

"We cannot try and fix their learning challenges at matric or tertiary level, but at an early age." Early childhood development specialists talk with Move! Magazine's Bulelwa Mokori on just how crucial the foundation phase is in a child's education.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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5 tips to reduce children’s test anxiety

Parents can assure children that anxiety is a natural feeling, and they can learn to manage it.

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How dogs could make children better readers

So, how exactly can dogs help children to read? It's simpler than it sounds, promise.

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

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.

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Dyslexia affects up to 5 kids per class, yet most teachers don’t understand it well

A survey of Welsh and British teachers found that only 40% of teachers were able to properly describe the cognitive aspects associated with dyslexia.

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Tips to make homework less stressful

Homework may seem like the most tedious and unnecessary of tasks to our kids, but here, Adele Keyser explains why it's a great way to help your child.

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WATCH: How one school’s colourful sensory hallway helps kids to be calm and centered in class

Complete with frog jumps and bugs to stomp on, this sensory hallway is keeping kids active while giving them a therapeutic release for all their negative emotions.

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OPINION: As 2018 draws to an end, let’s finally say goodbye to learning styles

Is it really true that “learning styles” does not work? ITSI CEO, Lieb Liebenberg, dispels commonly held myths about how the brain and learning works.

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Local mother on raising a child with autism: ‘Never give up on your child’

Chulayo Thapelo Mthembu’s seven-year-old son Agape was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three after she noticed he wasn’t developing the way other children were.

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Does your child struggle with spelling? This might help

With silent letters and words we spell very differently to how they sound, spelling can be tricky. Here's an interesting system parents can try for children struggling to grasp English spelling.

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"Teachers have the power to change the future": taking the time to appreciate our educators on World Teacher's Day

Demanding yet invaluable, let's show up for our teachers today by acknowledging and appreciating the life-altering powers of our educators.

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WATCH: Embracing dyslexia: A father shares his son's struggle with the frustrating disorder

In 2008 filmmaker Luis Macias learned that his 8-year old son, Alejandro, was dyslexic. This documentary tackles the issues surrounding dyslexia like no other.

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This dad rewrote the report of his daughter with austism and we are in tears

When his daughter came home in tears with a disappointing report card, Shane Jackson did what any good parent would: he gave her a new, and improved, one.

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Can ADHD or autism be a gift? Yes! It's in the way we look at it

Can ADHD be a gift? What about austism? Well, maybe. It's all in the way you look at it.

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Study memes part 2: Brace yourselves – winter is here!

We're already well into both school and university exams. So we thought we'd cheer you up with a few memes because we know just how stressful exam time can be.

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“A life with Down syndrome can be as full and exciting as any other”

Actor John Franklin Stephens spoke to the United Nations, advocating for people with Down syndrome, and had everyone in the room smiling, laughing and – speaking from our own experience – probably welling up.

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Occupational therapy resource directory

Resources that will make your life easier when referring to occupational therapy.

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Sophie's story and the importance of detecting autism in our girls at an early age

2 April was World Autism Day and this year, the focus was on the empowerment of women and girls with autism. This is Sophie's story, highlighting that when our girls aren't diagnosed early on, they do not receive the support they need to help them flourish.

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How to help autistic children socialise in school

Some children with autism need a little help when socialising with others in school, while others actually prefer having fewer friends. It might just be about finding what works best for your child and adapting accordingly.

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How kids helped to design a science centre in George

Creative teaching could trigger a bigger interest in science, and could be a very necessary tool in improving education in South Africa.

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OPINION: The silver bullet to improving the matric pass rate

Cindy Glass, ex-teacher and co-founder and director of Step Up Education Centres, explains what we can do in 2018 to improve matric results.
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