Dyslexia Association of Singapore Limited

Website: https://das.org.sg/
Sector: Children
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Lim Soh Ling
Email lim.sohling@das.org.sg
Contact Number 93879854

 

Description of Organization

Mission: Helping People with Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Differences Achieve.

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

Our core programmes are the Main Literacy Programmes, Specialised Educational Services and the Psychological Assessments which thoroughly determine the needs and identify the learning differences of the students who come to us.

 

Intended use of funds through the YFC 2022 programme

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore Limited seeks to utilise funds to provide bursaries to our growing number of dyslexic students who come from low-income families and require bursary support. These bursaries ensure our students receive the help they need so that they may achieve better outcomes in personal, academic and social circumstances.

 

Engaging and involving the YFC participants

Mission: Helping People with Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Differences Achieve.

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

Psychological assessments conducted by an educational or specialist psychologist at the DAS, provides an objective measurement of the child’s abilities in a variety of areas.

Our core programme and services are:
Main Literacy Programme aim to:
– Promote and facilitate reading and spelling development
– Equip students with the essential comprehension skills needed to draw inferences
– Accentuate the importance of reading fluency through the deliberate planning of reading tasks that takes into account students reading fluency and accuracy
– Emphasise vocabulary development of sight and high frequency words through instructions leveraging on Edu-Technology
– Develop diverse localised manuals, materials and resources to cater to the learning needs of students

Specialised Education Services (SES) programmes offer support to students who struggle to learn in other academic subjects and also offers talent development programmes. SES programmes are tailored to fit the learning needs of students with learning differences.
The curriculum and the methodology adheres to the principles which have been all proven to be beneficial in helping them learn.