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Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Website: http://www.das.org.sg
Sector: Children, Education
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Khatijah
Email khatijah.abdsalam@das.org.sg
Contact Number 65490313

Description of Organization
OUR MISSION
Helping Dyslexic People Achieve

OUR GOAL
To build a world class organisation dedicated to helping dyslexic people and those with specific learning differences in Singapore.

OUR AIM
To empower special education professionals and caregivers to help people with special educational needs achieve their full potential.

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

 

Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
100% of funds raised will go towards providing bursaries to our students of low-income families.

We are also in need of volunteers to help out at our centres and our many adhoc events such as Mass Screenings, Pre-school Seminar, Charity Movie Screening etc.

 

Engaging and involving the YFC participants
We will conduct awareness talks for our YFC teams and volunteers to help them better understand dyslexia and the services and programmes that DAS has to help children with dyslexia.

 

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