Students with special educational needs struggle with transition to higher education

Media: The Straits Times

Author: Shermaine Ang

Date: 09 Aug 2022

Ms Serena Abdullah, assistant director of curriculum at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), said language processing and short-term memory deficits associated with dyslexia may make it even harder for some students to process new information.

Students in IHLs are expected to speak up for their needs, posing a challenge to dyslexic students who may lack the skills to request accommodations, such as materials with larger print or sitting exams in a separate room.

Some students also may not declare their learning challenges for fear of being stigmatised.