All About Dyslexia

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by valiant88 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:44 pm

Hi Thanks for this. It is sad to realise that for all the government is saying about supporting education. The cost for just a dyslexia screening is so high and not subsidised.

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Post by swortionery » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:15 pm

zac's mum wrote: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, I know this post is pretty old, but just thought I'd chime in on Dyslexie: it really depends on the individual. Most of my students didn't find it any easier to read. I'd say the best font that comes with Windows is Century Gothic, or Comic Sans (though the latter gets annoying to look at after a while)

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by zac's mum » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:52 am

swortionery wrote:
zac's mum wrote: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, I know this post is pretty old, but just thought I'd chime in on Dyslexie: it really depends on the individual. Most of my students didn't find it any easier to read. I'd say the best font that comes with Windows is Century Gothic, or Comic Sans (though the latter gets annoying to look at after a while)
Thank u for sharing your experience!

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by zac's mum » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:55 am

Came across this article in the latest Sassy Mama e-magazine. It looks extremely well-researched and names plenty of sources to get help for dyslexia in Singapore. Too good not to share. Hope it is useful to parents out there:

https://www.sassymamasg.com/learn-dysle ... -108514121

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Post by zac's mum » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:26 am

And another article to share, from Todayonline. Such a wonderful success example!

“Dyslexia helped him become who he is today, says first Singapore Rhodes Scholar in 14 years”

http://bit.ly/2CsadQB


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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by mummy so kiasu » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:35 pm

valiant88 wrote:Hi Thanks for this. It is sad to realise that for all the government is saying about supporting education. The cost for just a dyslexia screening is so high and not subsidised.
Dyslexia full screening as well as the intervention program (MAP) at Dyslexia Association of Spore are being subsidised by the government if your child is a Spore citizen & studies in a government school.

DAS also offers free computerised screening to students. However, this is not a full screening & report will not be given. Your child may go for the free computerise screening to find out whether she or he is at risk before signing up for a full screening.

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Post by Mamabear77 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:54 am

Does anyone have any good Chinese tutor who specialises in teaching Chinese to dyslexic kids. My child going to p1 mainstram next year. Pls help! Email me at sandyhui1977@hotmail.com if u have a good reliable and experienced tutor to recommend. Thanks in advance!

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by Swit Cuppies » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:56 am

Hi!
Great to see many parents here with the same concern.
My son is a dyslexic sitting for his PSLE this year.
Stress is building up on him :(

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by AnneS » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:44 am

Hang in there, many parents share the same sentiments. It's best to give your guidance and support. Counseling can help minimize any negative impact on self-esteem.

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by Stany » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:29 am

Swit Cuppies wrote:Hi!
Great to see many parents here with the same concern.
My son is a dyslexic sitting for his PSLE this year.
Stress is building up on him :(
Hi, my daughter is taking her PSLE 2019. She did not request for the extra time (access arrangements) but with the stress building up. She is thinking about it.

Does any parents know where we can get an assessment asap that's recognised by MOE? Her last assessment was with DAS when she was P3.

Thank you.

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