All About Dyslexia

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Re: All About Dyslexia

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by koriniji » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:07 am

Hi all, im newbies in this forum, hope someone can give me some advice.
I have 4 kids , 2 with ADD n ADHD.
My eldest son (14yo this yr), we suspect that he have Dyslexia which school had pointed out that they think he have it and recommend us to bring him for the test.
His academic part do all well(mostly 70% above) except chinese(fail from P2) and english(borderline pass).
Should i go ahead to get him for the test? Should i seek for chinese exemption??
How should i go about it?? School recommended me a few centre. DAS is one of it but the waiting assessment is abit too long.

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by 6thisnthat9 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:16 pm

Hi Ms Tan
Appreciate if you can shed some light here.
If a child, p2 to p3, top 25 % in ok school. P4 also not too bad.
In recent DAS screening, he scored borderline. How to explain this? If another child, of similar sch results but shown no sign of dyslexia, take this screening test , how would the screening test show?
So another normal kid, sch results lower than the first child above, will score lower? And mean fail DAS screening?
MissRachelTan wrote:
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:57 pm
Dear all,

My name is Rachel Tan, a former Senior Educational Therapist at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) and now a freelance special needs tutor.

I shall attempt to post (hopefully unbiased) replies to several questions raised here in the forum in recent months and hope it will be of help to the parents in this forum.

If you wish to contact me for private tuition, I have a network of former Senior Educational Therapists from the DAS working as freelance private tutors around the island. You can Whatsapp me at 81009641 or email me at specialeducationsingapore@gmail.com for more details.

Cheers.
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Re: All About Dyslexia

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Re: All About Dyslexia

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by rclmummy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:49 pm

Hi all..
i have not been active for the past years as two of my elder kids were having their PSLE on consecutive years. phew, it's all over now. Just to share with all of you, my youngest #3 is a girl with dyslexia. She is P5 this year and does not attend any tuition since P1. She started early intervention @ CDU with KKH then progress to DAS from P1 to P2 then i stop as i felt that progress is slow. Then i took up courses and equip myself with the knowledge and handle her own my own. Parents with dyslexia child will understand their struggles, they are not suitable for group tuition or even 1 to 1 tutor who is not trained to handle dyslexia child. i have been handling my gal on my own as i understand her learning abilities and style therefore she is able to handle it better. But for the past 2 years, i outsourced her to a wonderful lady who has developed her interest in learning to deeper level and has performed much better. Moreover her charges are reasonable, not cut throat specialist price. Long story cut short, don't waste money and time on tuition centre or tutor who is unable to handle dyslexia children. It's taxing on the child and the parents' wallet. I am more than willing to share the contact if you PM me as i do not want to be seen as if I'm advertising for her. I just want to share my experience as a mother with a dyslexia child.

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Re: All About Dyslexia

Post by ChyChyNee » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:47 pm

rclmummy wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Hi all..
i have not been active for the past years as two of my elder kids were having their PSLE on consecutive years. phew, it's all over now. Just to share with all of you, my youngest #3 is a girl with dyslexia. She is P5 this year and does not attend any tuition since P1. She started early intervention @ CDU with KKH then progress to DAS from P1 to P2 then i stop as i felt that progress is slow. Then i took up courses and equip myself with the knowledge and handle her own my own. Parents with dyslexia child will understand their struggles, they are not suitable for group tuition or even 1 to 1 tutor who is not trained to handle dyslexia child. i have been handling my gal on my own as i understand her learning abilities and style therefore she is able to handle it better. But for the past 2 years, i outsourced her to a wonderful lady who has developed her interest in learning to deeper level and has performed much better. Moreover her charges are reasonable, not cut throat specialist price. Long story cut short, don't waste money and time on tuition centre or tutor who is unable to handle dyslexia children. It's taxing on the child and the parents' wallet. I am more than willing to share the contact if you PM me as i do not want to be seen as if I'm advertising for her. I just want to share my experience as a mother with a dyslexia child.
That is good to hear! Above anything else, your patience and understanding as her parent greatly help her to improve one step at a time.

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