Edition no.3 – The importance of play

OVERWHELMED! That’s how I feel. That’s definitely the word I would use to describe this last month (technically, it would have to be the word I’d use to describe the last four months, as that was when last I had time to put together a newsletter). And I’m not the only one. A chat to […]

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2nd Edition 2011 – Auditory Perception

As February draws to a close, the majority of children have settled into their new classrooms and teachers start to pick up the work pace. This is also generally the time of the year when teachers begin to identify learners with apparent learning difficulties and refer them to various specialists for examination and remediation. Many […]

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What is the difference between remedial and special education?

Put very simply, remedial education applies to children who have average to above average intellectual abilities, but do not perform according to their potential as a result of difficulties with reading and/or writing and/or arithmetic. Whereas special educational facilities cater for children with below average intellectual abilities. Some schools also advertise that they offer mainstream […]

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What exactly is tested during Psycho-Educational Assessments?

Educational Assessments Assessments vary greatly depending on the age and socio-cultural background of each child, as well as the reason for the assessment. Generally four types of assessments are done, these include: school readiness assessments, assessments to ascertain whether learning difficulties are present, subject choice assessments and career choice assessments. The first step in all […]

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