An 'F' isn't as simple as a fail, there's more to symbols on school reports...

The end of term is fast approaching and school reports are set to bring both delight and disappointment to many parents.

Learning specialist Louna Spies says report cards don't tell the full story of a child's cognitive ability and explained what report results reveal about how a child's brain processes information.

It's important for parents to objectively understand how their children learn and where their child's strengths and weaknesses lie. Every child is different.

Louna Spies, Educational practitioner and Paarl-Boland Franchisee at Edublox Reading and Learning Clinic

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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