Lexicon

Devil

“The Devil” is an evil figure in the Abrahamic religions/mythos, defiant of the will of God and eternal opposer. The devil has many different names, and has a role in many of the Abrahamic holy books: Satan, (or Shaitan, “the deceiver” in Jewish) Lucifer “the light bringer” (doesn’t sound so bad!) Bealzubub, possibly a grammatic joke: changing “Baal Bezuz” (Lord of the Valley) to “Baal Zebub” (Lord of the flies). Those funny early priests! “Father of Lies” Abaddon (possibly — see below) … Abaddon (Hebrew: אֲבַדּוֹן, ‘Ǎḇaddōn, Greek: Apollyon, Latin: Exterminans, Coptic: Abbaton, meaning “A place of destruction”, “The Destroyer”, “Depths of Hell”) in the Revelation of St. John, is the king of tormenting locusts and the angel of the bottomless pit. The exact […]

Dyslexia

… from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-) expressing the idea of difficulty, and λέξις (léxis, “diction”, “word”). Dyslexia is a term used to describe a reading and spelling difficulty which affects an estimated 3-17% of the population to some degree, and likely has both genetic and environmental neurological causes. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate/fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Strategies for learning Multisensory learning Assistive tools and techniques Educational games Multisensory Learning Multisensory activities help dyslexic children absorb and process information in a retainable manner and involve using senses like touch and movement alongside […]