Brain imaging studies have found that the brains of people with dyslexia function differently to the brains of people who are good readers. For example, areas of the brain that deal with processing individual sounds are less developed in people with dyslexia. Theories on the … [Read more...] about Reading, Dyslexia and Brain Plasticity
We now have as many computers in schools as we have students, BUT . . . Do Computers Actually Improve Educational Outcomes? The short answer is: there is no conclusive scientific proof either way. Some studies find positive impacts, and others find negative impacts. … [Read more...] about Computers and Literacy
Everybody loves stories - but only a small percentage of the population have good enough reading skills to find reading a novel an easy and enjoyable experience. It is not that these people cannot read, but reading more than a page or two is not a relaxing experience. This is … [Read more...] about Bringing Stories and Novels Alive for Reluctant Readers
Changing Your Child’s Handwriting Technique and Style Since most schools moved away from teaching proper cursive writing in favour of print or a semi-linked script style, there has been less emphasis on teaching handwriting technique. Consequently, many children hold their … [Read more...] about Improving Handwriting
What Is Phonics? The word ‘phonics’ comes from the ancient Greek word for ‘sound’. Since the Greeks were the first culture to develop an alphabet to represent the sounds in their language, it is fitting that in English we use the word ‘phonics’ to mean the teaching of the … [Read more...] about What Is Phonics?