Writing TherAppy – App Review

Aug 27

Writing TherAppy – App Review

The iMums (one of my favourite reviewers) reviewed Writing TherAppy by Tactus Solutions. The App is designed by a speech – language therapist for people with impaired written expression abilities. This includes adults with brain injury as well as children learning to spell. Grace (an iMum) reported “recently I found an unlikely spelling app that will help my...

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How do language difficulties affect learning?

Aug 13

How do language difficulties affect learning?

Language is the primary medium of learning. Everything we are expected to learn is either heard or read. Our skills are demonstrated through words or written language. Language-based learning disabilities are problems with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing. It is therefore not surprising, that language difficulties can interfere with academic...

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Memory Zoo – App Review

Jul 29

Memory Zoo – App Review

The influx of Educational Apps makes it very difficult to decide which apps are worthwhile and which are not. Memory Zoo is an Auditory Memory app that is compatable with  iPod & iPad.   My rubric is based on www.speechgadget.com Thank you Deb for all your hard work and for sharing!   App Review Checklist & Rating Chart: Total Score...

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12 Games to Improve your Memory

Jul 23

12 Games to Improve your Memory

It must be remembered that everyone has a learning style that is best suited to them. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Nor are your styles fixed. You can develop ability in less dominant styles,...

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Read for Mandela Day

Jul 17

Read for Mandela Day

The over-riding objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”   If you are going to be reading to children on Mandela Day, why not read WITH them? Paired Reading Paired...

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How to improve your memory

Jul 16

How to improve your memory

Auditory memory is highly correlated with achievement and learning and although auditory memory capacity is genetically determined, and therefore unlikely to change, it is possible to improve academic performance by improving the efficiency of existing capacity using memory intervention techniques.   Fundamental to the ability to recall information are the...

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Auditory Memory: In one ear and out of the other?

Jul 09

Auditory Memory: In one ear and out of the other?

The frustration of talking to children where information goes “in one ear and out the other” is common to both teachers and parents. But for children with a poor auditory memory, this statement is pretty close to the truth. Auditory Working Memory is a system for temporarily storing and managing the information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks...

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