DAS Research

IDA Conference 2022

Investigating the impact of an early literacy intervention programme

Shakthi Bavani Sathiasilan & Yiyao Weng

Previous research has shown that preschool aged children attending an intervention programme improved significantly with large effect sizes through a small group intervention based on Orton Gillingham principles. The researchers wanted to investigate the effects of natural maturation on these improvement by using a control group. A short term study over 10 weeks showed that the intervention group significantly outperformed the control group in the areas of phonogram knowledge, phonemic awareness, high frequency words, reading and spelling. The implications are discussed in this conference, with limitations and directions for further research

Student voice on teacher attributes that resulted in positive learning outcomes

Steven Sim Gek Leng


Research rationale

  • Increasing students with diverse special educational needs. (MOE, 2014)
  • Teachers’ impact on students and their learning outcomes. (Lim & Sang, 2000; Weng et al., 2015)
  • Teachers’ attitudes vital in implementation of inclusive education (Avrimidis & Norwich, 2002; Weng et al., 2015)
  • Exposure to students with SEN important factor for success of inclusive education. (Goncalves & Lemos, 2014)