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News stories after 15 September 2015 can be found on our new website. Click here.

Tradition versus Technological: Tech Solutions Don’t
Solve Learning Problems

The Citizen, 15 September 2015
There’s no doubt that technology is a valuable tool for learning and there are many associated educational benefits, but teachers and parents should be careful to introduce technology as a learning tool at the right time and place according to a child’s needs and ability. Read more…

Concentration Can Be Taught To Kids
Natural Medicine, July 2015
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...

When Concentration Is a Problem at School
Sunday Tribune, 24 May 2015
As the mid-year exams loom, children will write tests to measure how much they remember what they have learnt. Being able to concentrate in class is a critical step in the learning process and is fundamental for success at school. When a child struggles to concentrate, a worried teacher may approach parents to discuss types of intervention. Read more...

Overcoming Concentration Problems
Radio Riverside, 18 May 2015
Susan du Plessis, Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox gives advice on how learners can overcome concentration problems in their studies and also talks about the three kinds of attention problems experienced by learners. Click here to listen to the interview.

Radio Interview on Concentration Problems
Cii Radio, 10 May 2015
Being able to concentrate in class is a critical step in the learning process and is fundamental for success at school. When a child struggles to concentrate, a worried teacher may approach parents to discuss types of intervention. When it comes to lack of concentration in the classroom, there are various options available to help learners to focus their attention better. The difficulty, however, is knowing which one will really help your child. Click here to listen to the interview.

The Dyslexia Debate...
Mens Inc., 1 April 2015
There is much debate around dyslexia and whether it is life-long condition that must be diagnosed or a meaningless description used for personal gain that should be discontinued. With these two very extreme views on dyslexia, concerned parents may wonder what to do for their child who struggles to read and write. In the midst of the heated dyslexia debate, Edublox reading and learning clinics provide the middle ground... Read more...

ADD — Attention Deficit Disorder
LIN (Life in Namibia) Magazine, 2015
Nadia van Rooyen tells the story of how her son Dihann overcame his attention and concentration difficulties. After hearing the success story of Dihann, LIN went to speak to Connie Senekal, owner of the Edublox Learning Centre in Swakopmund. Read more...

Radio Interview on Dyslexia
SAfm, 10 February 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.

Edublox on Cii Radio
Cii Radio, 8 February 2015
The word dyslexia means difficulty with words or language, and is frequently used to refer to a child — or adult — who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. In our age of verbal and written communication, linguistic difficulties are not easy to cope with. It's a problem that can leave one in a terribly lonely world, feeling unconfident, insecure and like a dunce. Click here to listen to a discussion on dyslexia with Susan du Plessis.

Edublox on 702 Talk Radio
702 Talk Radio, 2 February 2015
There is much debate around dyslexia and whether it is life-long condition that must be diagnosed or a meaningless description used for personal gain that should be discontinued. Talk Radio 702 presenter John Robbie talks to Susan du Plessis, Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox about the debate. Click here to listen to the interview.

The Building Blocks of Success
Your Business, December 2014/January 2015
A child's ability to read and learn effectively lays the foundation for their academic success, which has a far-reaching impact on their future. Edublox reading and learning clinics specialise in educational interventions comprising of brain training, reading, spelling, comprehension and maths, aimed mainly at primary school learners, although extending to high school and beyond. Read more...

Edublox on the Sifun'Ukwazi Talk Show
Mzansi Magic, 5 November 2014
The language is Zulu; the topic is dyslexia, a word meaning “difficulty with words or language” and frequently used to refer to a child — or adult — who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. Click here to view the show.

ROCCI 2014 Business of the Year Nominees
Roodepoort Record, 31 October 2014
Want your children to excel academically? Edublox reading and learning clinic invites you to join the Edublox community and allow them to build your child’s House of Learning. The Edublox team has extensive (30+ years) experience in the educational field, detailed research backing their methods, and quality control at all franchises. For this reason they can guarantee a 95% success rate and long-standing results your child can benefit from for years to come. Read more...

3rd Radio Talk: The FUNtastic Brain-Training Program
938LIVE, Singapore, 29 May 2014
From 23-27 June 2014 Edublox presented the FUNtastic Brain-Training Program in Singapore, for the first time. Click here to listen to Alan Yip, founder of Mind Edge, talking about the holiday program and about concentration, one of the many skills addressed by Edublox. Concentration is the ability to focus the attention on one single thought or subject, excluding everything else from the field of awareness.

How To Help a Child with Dyslexia
SuperMom, 27 May 2014
One day after school Branden Brooks’ mom told him to remove his lunchbox from his schoolbag, put his shoes away and drop his clothes in the washing basket. About 10 minutes later she popped into his room, only to see him sitting on his bed – still in his school uniform. “Branden was always in trouble with me because I thought he wasn’t listening,” says his mom, Annemarie Brooks of Pretoria. “I thought he was lazy.” Read more...

2nd Radio Talk: The FUNtastic Brain-Training Program
938LIVE, Singapore, 22 May 2014
From 23-27 June 2014 Edublox presented the FUNtastic Brain-Training Program in Singapore, for the first time. Edublox reading and learning clinics specialise in educational interventions. These include brain training, reading, spelling and comprehension. Click here to listen to Alan Yip of Mind Edge talking about the holiday program.

Radio Talk: The FUNtastic Brain-Training Program
938LIVE, Singapore, 15 May 2014
Singapore-based company Mind Edge recently partnered with Edublox Reading and Learning Clinic. From 23-27 June 2014 Edublox presented the FUNtastic Brain-Training Program in Singapore, for the first time. Click here to listen to Alan Yip, founder of Mind Edge, talking about the partnership and holiday program.

Living with Dyslexia
You Magazine, 16 January 2014
Edublox Reading and Learning Clinics specialise in cognitive training that makes children smarter, and helps them read and learn faster. Within a few months Branden Brooks, who had been diagnosed with dyslexia, progressed from a child who was failing to a child who achieved 5’s and 6’s (7 is the highest) on his report. The You magazine reported on his triumph. Read more...

Mom's Nomination Leads to Gold Award
Krugerdorp News, 19 December 2013
The Edublox West Rand franchise scooped Gold at the prestigious Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Rocci) Business Awards recently. The annual Rocci Awards celebrate achievements in service excellence, with nominations coming from members of the public, clients, customers and even other businesses. Read more...

We’re Not Stupid: Retraining Brains to Deal with
Learning Disabilities

Daily Voice, 29 October 2013
Imagine going through school unable to read, spell and write properly. You know you are not “stupid” but you just can’t seem to get the work into your head. You could be one of thousands of people who struggle with a learning disability in South Africa. Children with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. They simply process information differently, or lack the skills to do so in the same way as others. Read more...

Edublox
Namib Times, 20 August 2013
We use our cognitive abilities to acquire knowledge; they can be considered our tools for learning, reading and coping. Some children suffer from reading problems, they battle to concentrate or have poor memory, but there is a solution. Read more...

Edublox on the John Robbie Show
702 Talk Radio, 17 June 2013
Edublox was privileged to be part of the 702 Birthday Wish List initiative to assist in making a mother and son’s wishes come true. Daphne wished for somebody to help her adopted son of 15 to learn how to read. Edublox Randburg/West Rand offered free classes for a year and Edublox Head Office sponsored a computer-based home program. Click here to listen to the interview.

Dyslexia: Get It Straight
Value Magazine, March 2013
The word "dyslexia" is often used to refer to the child who has an average or above average IQ and is reading 1 1/2 grades or more below grade level, and whose reading problem is accompanied by the signs below. One of the most obvious — and a common — telltale signs of dyslexia is reversals. Read more…

Edublox on Mother of All Professions
SABC 2, 13 October 2012
Edublox helps learners READ, LEARN and ACHIEVE. Our multisensory brain-training programs enable them to overcome reading difficulties and other learning obstacles, assisting them to become life-long learners and empowering them to realize their highest educational goals. Click here to view Mother of All Professions’ feature on Edublox.

An Outreach in Education
Krugersdorp News, 5 October 2012
The Edublox franchise in Krugersdorp recently presented some study techniques taken from the Edublox Studiblox course, free of charge to all the Grade 4 pupils at Laerskool Protearif. "The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the presentation… " Read more…

Edublox on Rivoningo
SABC 2, 3 October 2012
Writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills. The term dysgraphia was coined from the Greek words dys meaning ill or difficult and graphein meaning to write, and is used to describe a severe problem with handwriting. Edublox participated in Rivoningo’s feature on dysgraphia. Click here to view the insert.

Is Your Child Coping in Class?
Kwęvoël (newspaper in Thabazimbi), 29 June 2012
We're six months into the new school year and with school exams coming to an end and reports due, this is a good time to assess how your child is coping at school. A child who is struggling to grasp new concepts or cope with the workload could be challenged in one or more developmental areas. Read more…

Learning Blockages for Students and Learners
Volksrust Recorder, 29 June 2012
The primary and high school years can be stressful for children; particularly those battling academically. These children often feel that there is something wrong with them and that they can’t be helped. However, recent research results have indicated a significant correlation between levels of academic achievement in children and the learning blockages that they experience. Read more…

The Townships Project: How We Are Faring…
SA Franchise Warehouse, June/July 2012
In the February/March issue of SA Franchise Warehouse we introduced The Townships Project and its quest to promote micro franchising as a means of combating poverty in townships. Read more…


Edublox on Three Talk
SABC 3, 22 May 2012
The word ‘dyslexia’ means ‘difficulty with words or language’, and is frequently used to refer to a child — or adult — who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. Edublox participated on Three Talk’s feature on dyslexia. Click here to view selected footage.

Learning Solutions
Krugersdorp News, 11 May 2012
Krugersdorp — A female entrepreneur leads the way with a new reading and learning centre in Krugersdorp. Nicolene Potgieter proudly opened the doors of the first Edublox Reading and Learning Clinic in Krugersdorp earlier this month. Nicolene identified the opportunity of opening a reading and learning clinic…. Read more…

Lizani Uses Her Skills to Help Children to Learn
Northern Review, 10 May 2012
Polokwane — Lizani Muller's passion for teaching prompted her to open Edublox Reading and Learning Clinic. The clinic opened in April. Lizani was a primary school teacher for many years. “I have always wanted to be a teacher, there was nothing I wanted to do more.” Read more…

New Research May Change the Face of Dyslexia
Tygerburger, 18 April 2012
What do Richard Branson and Tom Cruise have in common? They were diagnosed with dyslexia and found the strength to overcome their adversities. Most people, however, do not triumph over their dyslexia and may have to deal with the reading difficulty’s destructive socio-economic consequences and emotional effects. Persistent learning failure may lead to anguish, embarrassment and frustration. Read more…

About ADD / ADHD Labels
Kwęvoël (newspaper in Thabazimbi), 13 April 2012
It seems as if all and sundry are being diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) or “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) these days. It is all too easy to put a label on behaviours that don’t conform to the norm; what do these behaviours actually mean and what can be done to treat them? Read more…

Beating the Odds
Minimag, April 2012
While learning comes easily to some, children with learning difficulties can find the simplest school activity an overwhelming challenge. For those who have overcome the odds despite their difficulties Edublox introduced their Learner of the Year Awards to reward learners on the Edublox programme for their hard work and achievements at school. Read more…

Brain Training Clinic Is Well Worth Your Attention
Pretoria News, 28 March 2012
Many children are being “diagnosed” with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) these days, but Susan du Plessis, director of educational programmes at Edublox reading and learning clinic, believes the disorders can be cured or even prevented if certain behaviours are intercepted and the brain is trained from an early age. Read more…

Preventing ADHD Is Possible
Health24.com, 27 March 2012
It seems as if all and sundry are being diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) or “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) these days. It is all too easy to put a label on behaviours that don’t conform to the norm; what do these behaviours actually mean and what can be done to treat them? Read more…

Articles and news stories prior to 27 March 2012 can be found here.