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by swortionery
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Autism
Replies: 7988
Views: 818094

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: 538
Views: 155202

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: 574
Views: 124685

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: 34
Views: 3475

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: 8693
Views: 825796

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: 3191

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: 8693
Views: 825796

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 :)
by swortionery
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2007)
Replies: 8693
Views: 825796

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

Thanks Estéema :)! I had hoped to complement the existing articles out there when I was writing this one, by shedding more light on the internal processes behind studying, as well as proposing a broad range of possible solutions.
by swortionery
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2007)
Replies: 8693
Views: 825796

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

Agreed. The internal motivation is very important. You want your child to learn on his or her own; that's most effective. Pushing and nagging often results in resistance, which hurts the long-term goal for self-improvement. On my blog, I published an article on how to make the studying process effec...
by swortionery
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Bullying
Replies: 391
Views: 77053

Re: All About Bullying

They started off as best friends... over time the other boy kept comparing his academic results, other achievements, cca performance with my boy. Both boys are actually quite similar but the incessant comparing resulted in the boy doing lots of backstabbing, name calling of my boy. This I believed ...