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Any recommendation for EP and procedure for exemption of MT

Postby Ceirelav » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:07 pm

My son is in secondary 1. He was suspected to have dyslexia but no assessments was followed up as we couldn't really afford. He seems to have issues with his studies. He can't stay focus and concentrate. He gets distracted easily. His handwriting is horrible. He has problem with Chinese and been failed through primary school. His grade for Chinese PSLE is C.

Could anyone recommend me a educational psychologist? What is the charges like? Can my boy be exempted from secondary chinese? What is the procedure? Please advise.

Thanks.

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Re: Any recommendation for EP and procedure for exemption of

Postby CHEERS LS » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:39 pm

Ceirelav wrote:My son is in secondary 1. He was suspected to have dyslexia but no assessments was followed up as we couldn't really afford. He seems to have issues with his studies. He can't stay focus and concentrate. He gets distracted easily. His handwriting is horrible. He has problem with Chinese and been failed through primary school. His grade for Chinese PSLE is C.

Could anyone recommend me a educational psychologist? What is the charges like? Can my boy be exempted from secondary chinese? What is the procedure? Please advise.

Thanks.


Hi Ceirelav,

There are Private EPs, experienced in their profession, whose rates are above $1000. There are trainee EP, masters students, whose rates are between $300-$500 attached to tertiary institution (NIE, James Cook Uni, NUS). The hospitals (KKH, IMH, NUH) usually charges $400-$700 depending on the assessments done. Where to go to may depends on your budget and the urgency of the report you seek. For Private EP, you will get your report within 2 months. For EPs attached to the schools or hospitals, it may take longer.

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Re: Any recommendation for EP and procedure for exemption of

Postby Pure Purple » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:22 pm

Hi, have you considered going to Dyslexia Association of Singapore? $695 for the full assessment including report. Cheaper than private psychologists as they are government funded. It is a non-profit organisation, and will provide discounts on a sliding scale based on income. Most importantly, they are the experts in dyslexia. They also offer intervention services up to Sec 5 level.

With a diagnosis of dyslexia, your child can possibly apply for Mother Tongue exemption through his school.

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Re: Any recommendation for EP and procedure for exemption of

Postby CHEERS LS » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:36 am

Dear parents,

Thank you for your support of CHEERS learning services. We have an overwhelming enquiries on our full psychological assessment packages. Here are some answers to the queries that we have received.

Q and A on Full Psychological Assessment:

1) What does your psychological assessment package consist of?
It consists of an all inclusive package with consultation, assessment tools depending on main concern, feedback and psychological report.

2) What kind of psychological tests are we able to provide?
We do a range of tests such as cognitive ability (IQ test), academic achievement level, test of attention, autism assessments, adaptive behaviour, reading, writing, spelling, phonological processing, emotional and social coping level, school motivation and learning etc. depending on the needs of individual child.

3) Who are the assessors? Are they qualified to run the tests?
The assessors are CHEERS psychologists who are trained and registered with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS). SPS regulation stipulated that only trained psychologists (minimum Masters degree) with more than 1000 hours of training and supervision are awarded registration certificate.

4) What are the tools you used? Are these psychological tests recognised by local hospitals or schools?
Yes, tests such as WISC-IV for cognitive ability, WIAT-III for scholastic achievement are standardized psychological test tools. The psychological tools are widely recognised by hospitals, schools and government ministries.

5) What are your charges for the Psychological Assessment Package?
CHEERS prices are pegged to the local hospital rates. Our indicative price range is around 30% higher than local hospital rates as we can provide the consultation and assessment in the convenience of your home.

6) How long do you take to complete the report?
Our assessment time frame from the first consultation to the completion of report writing is around 2 - 4 weeks.

For further queries, feel free to email us @ cheerslearning@gmail.com or call 6648 1698.

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