All About Dyslexia

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by Chris Tan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:40 am

Dyslexia can be corrected effectively. My daughter went through this particular program when she was 6 (she’s now 14) and is doing very well in school. She’s in mainstream express and took all standard subjects at primary sdchool. She does not have to struggle with the condition since the intervention. I have also started a dyslexia support group. Learning does not have to be painful for our dyslexic kids. Read about my experiences at http://www.facebook.com/dyslexiasupportsg

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by ammonite » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 am

Ron Davis books are available in the libraries and they are interesting to read. There are different types of dyslexia, and I suspect that Davis method works better for some than others. Incidentally, an interesting piece of research which seems to dovetail with Davis suggests that one cause of dyslexia may arise from the lack of a dominant eye, leading to mirror images. https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... n-the-eyes)

Dyslexia is often used as a blanket term for difficulties in reading despite consistent instructions. Some researchers divide them into auditory (difficulties processing sound), visual (difficulties processing images) and physiological (confused directionality) subtypes. Individuals can have one or more contributing factors which can give rise to difficulties in reading and writing. I encourage parents to observe your child closely to determine what can be most helpful.

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by Chris Tan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:17 am

Ron Davis is dyslexic/autistic himself. It’s genius of him to be able to find a solution and walk himself out of dyslexia/autism. Looking at his theory that confusion of symbols causes disorientation and disorientation brings about perceptual distortions of our senses (mainly vision, hearing, balance/movement and sense of time), we can see why we are observing symptoms in dyslexics that affect those senses. His theory presents a logical perspective and having seen it worked in my daughter, I have no doubt it will help those with a dyslexia diagnosis. Sometimes, a solution can be simple. Let’s not over complicate things if it can be easy. Of course, the program has its shortcomings (it’s not a magical potion that cures all learning disability), especially where there are other comorbitidies. At the least, anyone with reading dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia should definitely give this program a chance if any parent is looking for other options.

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by zac's mum » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:15 pm

I received notice of this seminar from The Book Council, which is hosting the event. Sharing here in this thread in case any parents wish to attend.

SEMINAR: Improving the reading comprehension skills of dyslexic children aged 7 – 9.

3 March 2018 (Saturday), 9.30am - 4.30pm (you can opt for whole day, or just morning/afternoon session)

https://alap.bookcouncil.sg/courses/det ... 042830759d

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by swortionery » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:54 pm

zac's mum wrote:I received notice of this seminar from The Book Council, which is hosting the event. Sharing here in this thread in case any parents wish to attend.

SEMINAR: Improving the reading comprehension skills of dyslexic children aged 7 – 9.

3 March 2018 (Saturday), 9.30am - 4.30pm (you can opt for whole day, or just morning/afternoon session)

https://alap.bookcouncil.sg/courses/det ... 042830759d
Thanks for sharing this!

[EDIT] By the way, I just did a massive post on getting help for dyslexia in Singapore. It's a very comprehensive guide, and while it doesn't cover all the outlets, it highlights the most prominent ones with proven methodologies (specifically, OG and Davis Dyslexia). If you're worried about your child's dyslexia, this is the most comprehensive guide at the moment.

Getting Help For Dyslexia in Singapore


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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by beautyseek » Tue May 15, 2018 12:57 pm

I hope this is not off-topic. My son was a Global Development Delay (GDD) case when he was a toddler - late in walking and talking. Now he is in P2 and struggling with school work - particularly English. He has problem copying from board, gets lost in between lines sometimes, can spell verbally but cannot put the spelt words in writing correctly (missing alphabet or missing word in dictation).

We sent him for assessment at DAS and it is suspected that he has visual processing issues (may not be Dyslexic). We were hoping to send him to DAS classes to help him but now DAS will not accept him. DAS recommends private speech therapy and OT. Apart from the substantial time and high costs, we are also skeptical these will help. Appreciate it if Mummies with similar kids can share their experience and how to overcome the problem. We are quite desperate. Please send email to beautyseet@gmail.com as I dont read threads often

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by zac's mum » Tue May 29, 2018 8:19 am

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?

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by valiant88 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:45 am

Hi all,

New to this and need some help. Wondering whether the government or schools provide any free assessment of Dyslexia for kids.

I have been through the DAS site and it seems like a commercial organisation and we need to pay $800-$2800 for an assessment. Very expensive.

Please help if you know how else we can confirm if the child has dyslexia. Thanks.

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by valiant88 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:45 am

Hi all,

New to this and need some help. Wondering whether the government or schools provide any free assessment of Dyslexia for kids.

I have been through the DAS site and it seems like a commercial organisation and we need to pay $800-$2800 for an assessment. Very expensive.

Please help if you know how else we can confirm if the child has dyslexia. Thanks.

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by Chris Tan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:52 am

Hi,

There is no free assessment available in Singapore. There are some subsidised route through structured hospitals but you have to go to a polyclinic to get a referral. There can be some down side to this (https://www.facebook.com/15242603076298 ... 166317531/)

Alternatively, you can do an online screening here (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A ... nSp3aG&s=1). Pls note that this is not a formal assessment and can only give you an indication if a child may be potentially dyslexic.

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