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by MissRachelTan
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 538
Views: 155276

Re: All About Dyslexia

Dear blurblueberry, Usually a report from the psychologist that recommends mother tongue exemption is sufficient. However, just to let you know, MOE has been quite strict on giving mother tongue exemptions these days and will now usually recommend a downgrade to Foundation Chinese instead. Hope that...
by MissRachelTan
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 538
Views: 155276

Re: All About Dyslexia

Dear RayMum, As far as I am aware, you can use the psychological report to push for Chinese exemption from MOE due to the severity of the case. You can engage the support of the teachers also to push through for the exemption. There is no Chinese dyslexia assessment tool available on the market base...
by MissRachelTan
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 538
Views: 155276

Re: All About Dyslexia

Dear parents, If you'd like to brush up your child's English this holidays, I've written an article, "Good methods to help a dyslexic kid with English" and it's up at the front page of Kiasu Parents. Here's the link: https://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/article/good-methods-to-help-a-dyslexic-kid-with...
by MissRachelTan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 538
Views: 155276

Re: All About Dyslexia

Dear all, I wrote an article for the online publication “Kids and Parenting” about Dyslexia and Early Intervention. You can access it here: http://www.kidsandparenting.com/kidsandp/parenting/health/how-to-spot-dyslexia-early-and-why-its-important For more information on our services, do check out ou...
by MissRachelTan
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 538
Views: 155276

Re: All About Dyslexia

Thanks for all who replied. I am kind of in denial... All good points raised.My child is in P1 and it takes so much effort and time to teach him. I really admire all of you especially the working parents who still can juggle everything. When he was having speech delay, I read up the theories and te...
by MissRachelTan
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 538
Views: 155276

Re: All About Dyslexia

Hi i am new here and hope to seek some advice. I have a 7 year old son, and we suspect that he is dyslexic. When he was 4, we enrolled him into nursery and he started to learn numbers. we noticed that his progress was slow, but thought that he was just slow on the pick up and did not give it much t...
by MissRachelTan
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 538
Views: 155276

Re: All About Dyslexia

Dear all, My name is Rachel Tan, the founder of The Alternative Education and a former Senior Educational Therapist at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) with 7 years of experience helping students with dyslexia. I shall attempt to post (hopefully unbiased) replies to several questions rais...
by MissRachelTan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Handwriting
Replies: 503
Views: 166015

Re: All About Handwriting

My P2 boy is not holding the pencil correctly, no matter how many times we remind him to change. Anyone can help / suggest how to change? Thanks in advance :) Hi lgerline, I am Rachel, an educator who recently attended a workshop on "Handwriting Remediation and Strategies" by an experienced Occupat...
by MissRachelTan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Handwriting
Replies: 503
Views: 166015

Re: All About Handwriting

How to correct kids who could not make out his own handwriting after a few hours? Sigh... that is how bad my son's handwriting is. Hi Oh My Gosh, I am Rachel, an educator who recently attended a workshop on "Handwriting Remediation and Strategies" by an experienced Occupational Therapist. There are...
by MissRachelTan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Handwriting
Replies: 503
Views: 166015

Re: All About Handwriting

I bought this 'chin rest' which is clipped onto my boy's desk. It's adjustable and actually not that uncomfortable, but my boy didnt want to use it after a while. It's meant to straighten his back while writing. Though I believe it might work for younger kids who are more 'obedient'. Mine just stub...