SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

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Specialised Educational Services (SES) is a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. SES programmes are tailored to fit the learning needs of students with a learning difference.

SES Programmes are NOT funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the MOE only supply a grant for the DAS Main Literacy Programme (MLP).  

 

Speech and Language therapy is offered to children who need support in communication.  This service is available to all preschool to secondary school students and a diagnosis of dyslexia is not required to access these services.

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Therapy is an integral step following an assessment for your child that shows areas of difficulties. The aim of therapy is to help your child overcome difficulties where they face challenges and develop strategies to help them to learn. Therapy sessions are developed an delivered by our team of therapists who are all registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) which is established by the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 to regulate the allied health professions in Singapore. Your child is in good hands with our therapists.

Speech and Language Therapy is offered in individual or group settings, including social skills. Our speech and language therapists aim to build up the child’s fundamental speech and language skills to support his or her development and learning. Therapy is carried out in a child-friendly, lively and bright environment. Language is aided and enhanced through fun and functional activities.

Most of our students at DAS attend therapy sessions due to the unclear pronunciation of speech and or language difficulties such as understanding others or expressing themselves to others.

Speech and Language Therapy is supported by Care & Share and Keppel Club. Click here to learn more.

 

Click here to read 'Effectiveness of DAS Speech-Language Therapy: A controlled evaluation' (download pdf)
Lee, E. K., Ho, S. L., Reutens, S., &; Lim, E. (2020). Effectiveness of DAS Speech-Language Therapy: A controlled evaluation. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 7(1), 5-26. doi:10.3850/s2345734120000020

Speech and language therapy (SLT) ONLINE LEARNING

Reaching the child behind the screen: the DAS SLT telepractice experience (thus far)

Online or home-based learning (HBL) has come to prominence for many educators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual classroom setting, the curriculum is delivered via online means. As Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), the speech-language therapists (SLTs) at DAS have taken head-on the challenge of making telepractice - the telehealth equivalent of online learning - work for our children.

To find out more about Telepractice see the ASHA definition here:  https://www.asha.org/practice-portal/professional-issues/telepractice/

Maintaining service culture despite challenges

The DAS SLTs have always focused on a service culture that has the welfare of the child at its heart, so we sought to make decisions and take actions that would contribute to positive experiences and outcomes for our children, even as we acknowledge that telepractice is not a perfect substitute for face-to-face therapy. Our aim has been and still is, to continue to support our children with some form of therapy if and where possible.

With this philosophy in mind, we approached the implementation of telepractice in measured steps. We scoured the knowledge base for existing evidence maps and best practices at the time, as well as emerging resources and guidance. We also reached out to relevant authorities and professional bodies to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and professional codes-of-conduct to ensure that we continue to provide a satisfactory level of standard of care.

SUPPORT FROM LOCAL PROFESSIONALS FOR ONLINE LEARNING

Although we continue to work through numerous challenges in offering telepractice sessions to our children, we reap rewards in knowing that our families on telepractice have grown gradually accustomed to and that a large majority of our children are currently benefiting from it.

We have made it so far only because of the people who have journeyed with us, walking alongside or supporting from the sides. We are incredibly thankful for the patience and understanding shown by our parents and our children and are indebted to the support of our fellow colleagues at DAS. We are also grateful for the guidance offered by Speech And Language Therapy Singapore (SALTS), the professional association for SLTs in Singapore, the resources made available by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and numerous other organisations dedicated to speech-language therapy, and the unselfish professional sharing of pathfinding members of the SLT community around the world who are leading the way in adapting traditional therapy for telepractice.

We will strive as a team to make telepractice more effective so that we can better support and benefit the children in our care for as long as the need for this mode of therapy continues.

To read the full article on SLT Online Telepractice click below:

REACHING THE CHILD BEHIND THE SCREEN

 

 

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY ASSESSMENT

A Speech and Language assessment helps to find out if your child’s speech and language ability is age-appropriate. It also identifies individual strengths and weaknesses. Our Comprehensive Speech and Therapy assessments may comprise of:

  • Informal assessment/observations
  • Recordings analysis of samples of communication
  • Formal standardised testing

 

For students with developmental and/or learning needs, a speech and language therapy assessment may be recommended as part of our multi professional Assessment SES International service.

For any enquiries regarding the Speech and Language Therapy and/or Assessment, please email slt.info@das.org.sg

Fees (Speech and Language Therapy) 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY (SLT) SERVICES    

  Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and
International Students
 

Program Description

Per Hour Per Term Per Hour Per Term

Remarks

DAS SES SLT Term Billing (Group) All SLTs $84.25 $842.50 $92.80 $928

▪ For school-aged children and teenagers, students are eligible for SES Term Billing (Group) if they:

  • have speech, language and communication needs,
  • are Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners,
  • are diagnosed with dyslexia or not, and
  • are not attending special schools (MOE or private)

▪ For preschool children, students are eligible for SES Term Billing (Group) if they:

  • have speech, language and communication needs,
  • are Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners
  • have diagnoses that are within the scope of expertise of DAS SLTs (e.g. not diagnosed with intellectual disability (ID))

▪ The terms and conditions for DAS SES SLT Term Billing (Group) remain unchanged (i.e remains the same as the current version in the Offer Letter)


▪ Students are eligible to apply for a bursary for DAS SES SLT Term Billing (Group) if they are Singaporean and diagnosed with dyslexia

 

DAS INTERNATIONAL SLT SERVICES

Program Description

Per hour*

Per package*

Remarks

DAI SLT Package Billing (Individual) - 5 Sessions SLTs $153.50 $767.50
  • For students whose parents request for INDIVIDUAL (i.e. 1:1) Speech-Language Therapy sessions

  • The eligibility criteria are otherwise the same as that listed above for preschool and school-aged children and teenagers

  • The terms and conditions are set out in the DAI SLT Package Billing (Individual) Offer Letter.

  • Students will NOT be eligible to apply for a bursary for DAI SLT Package Billing (Individual)

Senior SLTs $169 $845
DAI SLT Package Billing (Individual) - 10 Sessions SLTs $153.50 $1,535
Senior SLTs $169 $1,690

 

 

Fees will be effective on 7 June 2019.

BURSARIES PROVIDED BY CARE & SHARE

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Care & Share is a national fund-raising and volunteerism movement led by Community Chest for the social service sector, in celebration of SG50 this year. It aims to bring our nation together to show care and concern for the needy and recognise the contributions made by voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs). Eligible donations raised by Community Chest and participating VWOs from now till 31 Mar 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the government. The matched amount will go towards building the capabilities and capacities of the social service sector and supporting social services to meet rising needs

Speech and Language Therapy is supported by Care & Share. Click here to learn about Speech and Language Therapy.

For New Students  Click Here 
For Current DAS Students  Click Here