Main Literacy Programme (MLP)

To map the way for young dyslexics to live a life of beauty and promise through a comprehensive, high quality service provided by inspired professionals

Curriculum Framework

MLP provides a comprehensive and quality curriculum to support students with dyslexia facing literacy challenges, delivered by highly trained professionals.

Targeting Success

  • Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Language and Vocabulary
  • Writing

MLP Learning Principles

  • To promote and facilitate reading and spelling development
  • To equip students with the essential comprehension skills needed to draw inferences
  • To accentuate the importance of reading fluency through the deliberate planning of reading tasks that take into account students’ reading fluency and accuracy
  • To emphasise vocabulary development of sight and high-frequency word through instructions leveraging on Edu-Technology
  • To develop diverse localised manuals, materials and resources to cater to the learning needs of students


  • Language and Vocabulary
  • Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
  • Morphology
  • Grammar for Writing
  • Advanced Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

The Main Literacy Programme is part-funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE). 

Students are eligible for MOE funding for the MLP under the following conditions:


  1. Singaporean students attending a mainstream school
  2. Primary 1 to Secondary 5
  3. Diagnosed with dyslexia 


Your child must maintain at least 75% attendance.


Please note that DAS and MOE will conduct a review of your child's progress before his/her 48, 72 and 96 months on the Main Literacy Programme to determine if he/she has reached specific achievement points to be eligible for continued MOE funding.    


The MLP is also available to students who are diagnosed with dyslexia but do not meet the first two conditions.  These students can access MLP but they are not eligible for MOE funding.


For a Psycho-Educational Assessment, please click here.


The DAS Main Literacy Programme (MLP) Evaluation is published in the DAS Handbook. To read this click here.