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by swortionery
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Autism
Replies: 7997
Views: 858491

Re: All About Autism

Hi all, Thought that it’d be good to share about an event happening this coming Saturday Oct 27 which might be of interest. A relative of mine was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 1/2. He was taken to a psychologist and was labelled as cognitively compromised. His parents were told that he wou...
by swortionery
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technology & Gadgets
Topic: How do you control your child's Computer time
Replies: 78
Views: 22805

Re: How do you control your child's Computer time

Hahaha! That's brilliant!
by swortionery
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Parenting Teenagers
Replies: 391
Views: 89193

Re: All About Parenting Teenagers

Teenagers are not easy to manage but I think if they can feel your genuine concern over them (not just as a mother/father figure waiting to find fault with them) they will open up to you and treat you as a friend. I have definitely seen a lot of these in my friends' parents when I was growing up an...
by swortionery
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Autism
Replies: 7997
Views: 858491

Re: All About Autism

Agree with slmkhoo, consistency is very important. The time and energy needed to bring your child to three different programmes in hopes that something works is not worth it. It'll stress you out. Furthermore, kids on the spectrum often have difficulty expressing themselves lucidly, and the last thi...
by swortionery
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 544
Views: 169322

Re: All About Dyslexia

https://www.dyslexiefont.com I heard about this specially-designed font which claims to help dyslexics read more easily. The website allows home users to download a sample font package for use in Microsoft Word. Have any parents/teachers/students tried it before? Does it really help? Hey zac's mum,...
by swortionery
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Replies: 603
Views: 144304

Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Yup. Solving problems related to ADHD frequently requires one to have a minimal level of self-awareness... and for that to happen, one might have to be taught explicitly what to look out for i.e. what to be aware of.
by swortionery
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Academic Support
Topic: Normal Technical (NT) Course
Replies: 35
Views: 5586

Re: Secondary 1 Normal Tech

Hi parents, at last I've finished my post titled " Viewing the Normal Technical stream with a different lens ". It's a discursive piece that talks about the positive side of the N(T) stream, something that I've felt very strongly about, having helped many kids from N(T) over the years. This post has...
by swortionery
Thu May 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2007)
Replies: 8697
Views: 919663

Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

i agreed that the paper's standard differs between schools. My DC scored avg of 75+ marks in his P5 SA1 but did well in psle and now in top sch. Contrary, his friend in the top class didnt perform as well in psle. Parents, dont be disheartened. Move forward and most importantly, the child must feel...
by swortionery
Sun May 13, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: A Beautiful Mind
Replies: 17
Views: 3677

Re: A Beautiful Mind

Agreed. The above two posts were well-written and well-researched. In particular, I like this part: 1. Obtain the child’s attention and say the child’s name before you give the instruction. This is something that's really important, but is often missed out. Kids with ADHD sometimes don't even realis...
by swortionery
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2007)
Replies: 8697
Views: 919663

Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Estéema wrote:Had just put a mum to be in touch with you soon.
Thanks! Appreciate it :)