Who We Teach

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore helps students who are:

  • Primary one to Secondary 5
  • Diagnosed with dyslexia

We also help adults who struggle with literacy.

LITERACY REMEDIATION

DAS offers programmes to support children from preschool to secondary school.  Our Main Literacy Programme (MLP) provides a comprehensive and quality curriculum to support students with dyslexia facing literacy challenges.  The literacy programme integrates key essential learning components that are crucial in remediating students with learning differences.

PRESCHOOL

Our preschool programme is offered to children in K1 and K2 and is designed to provide individual attention to young learners who are struggling with early literacy.  The programme is structured, cumulative and sequential that is multi-sensory. To find out more about the Preschool Programme, click here.

PRIMARY & SECONDARY STUDENTS

Our Main Literacy Programme (MLP) is designed for the dyslexic learner.  MOE funds this programme and in the 2015 audit stated, “Services offered under MOE-aided DAS Literacy Programme* are appropriate, and remain highly relevant in providing additional literacy support for students with dyslexia”. 

DAS provides support for SECONDARY SCHOOL students under our main literacy programme and is highly relevant to their academic achievement.  The main literacy programme is comprehensive and detailed so support students with literacy needs till Secondary 5.  Increasingly DAS, will endeavour to support secondary students under our other programmes.  To find out more about the programme click here

DAS also provides other programmes to assist PRIMARY SCHOOL students in their learning.  Programmes offered in small group settings are:

  • Chinese
  • English Exam Skills
  • Maths
  • Speech and Drama
  • Speech and Language Therapy

To find out more about the other programmes we provide, click here

* The MOE-aided DAS Literacy Programme is now known as the Main Literacy Programme. 

POST SECONDARY STUDENTS

DAS has designed a curriculum specifically to help students manage and deal with difficulties associated with their transition from secondary to tertiary institutions (ITE/Polytechnic/JC). These areas may include (depending on their needs) teaching them strategies on how to manage writing at the tertiary level or teaching them study skills strategies to make them more effective learners.

ADULTS

Adults seeking support are welcome to discuss their concerns with us individually.  We are able to provide assessment and consultations services at DAS.  DAS International can also provide other one-to-one services depending on your needs.

SPECIALIST TUTORING

DAS International provides specialist tutoring services for students from preschool to adult and is a one-to-one tutoring service that is skills focused tailored to meet the needs of students with specific learning differences.  Specialist Tutoring may include individual curriculum support, study skills and exam preparation and other specific areas where you feel additional support is required.  To find out more about Specialist Tutoring offered by DAS International click here

MOE Grant

Subsidised fees are available, under MLP, for children who meet the following criteria:

● Have a diagnosis of dyslexia AND

● Are Singaporean or have at least one Singaporean parent AND

● are currently attending a Ministry of Education (MOE) Primary or Secondary school.

Students diagnosed with dyslexia, are Singaporean and/or Permanent resident and are studying in MOE schools are able to access funding from the MOE.

To find out more about the MOE grant click here.

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY

Our Main Literacy Programme (MLP) lessons teach our students coping skills in the different areas of literacy.   We also monitor and see if what we are teaching is being applied by our students to their school work.  Our eventual aim is to see our student apply the skills that have been taught and see them soar!  If we feel that the student is relatively independent and has developed the capability and the maturity to be an independent learner then we will recommend the students for graduation.  A graduation panel will look through the application for graduation approval.

Our pride and joy

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Categories of Awards

CATEGORIES NAME
MLP   Auto-graduates
  Banding Achievement Award
  Recommended Graduates
   
Chinese Word Recognition Champs Award
   
Maths Good Progress Award
   
English Exam Skills EESP Most Improved Achievement Award
   
Preschool Preschool Prolific Readers Award
   
Speech and Drama Arts SDA Oustanding Performer Award

Students reflections

2017 - Graduating Student

DAS has helped me to overcome challenges and motivated me to do better. I have learnt skills to help me in reading and made improvements in English. I enjoy attending the weekly DAS lessons as I learn new concept(s) and able to use my creativity to express myself. I would like to express my thanks to Teacher Camillia, who has guided me throughout my 6 years in DAS. She has made my lessons enjoyable and meaningful. Thank you! Also to the centre for taking me in and lastly to my parents who has alwyas been supporting me. 

2016 - Graduating Student 

DAS is a wonderful experience I had went through. I had lots of fun in DAS. I also learn a lot of things. MY results have improved a lot. When I was in Primary 1, I used to get 20-30 for my English. That was when my mother brought me to DAS. Now at Primary 6, I score around 60-76 for my English. I am quite proud of myself. Thank you for teaching me! 

2015 - Graduating Student 

When I first entered DAS, I was so careless with my spelling. Now, I have learnt to write neater and be more careful with my spelling. My English marks have greatly improved and I am now a more confident person. DAS has also changed my life by helping me develop my love for reading.

I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was eight. Then, I was struggling with my English. When I first came to DAS, I did not know why I needed to learn the spelling and writing rules. But, later, I found out that they were actually quite helpful. The rules help to improve my sentence making skills.

At first, I did not want to go to DAS as I thought it will be boring, but my mother convinced me to go. I went to a computer class and was able to learn new things. After that, I went to another new class and made new friends. Coming to this place has let me learnt new things. If I did not, I would not be able to do better in English and would not have met other friends who have learnt with me throughout the time in DAS.


Student reflections are taken from the annual DAS Student Graduation programme booklet.