Reading is the gateway to learning. It is an important functional skill for a child’s development. In a child’s growing years, from birth to age 7, the development of these key functional skills is crucial. Developmental delays in these areas could result in various forms of learning difficulties for a child.
Dyslexia is a condition where one encounters difficulty in reading, writing, and spelling. It arises when the brain fails to translate the information sent by the eyes and ears into an understandable language. Dyslexia is a lifelong condition and is common worldwide.
It is internationally estimated that people with dyslexia represent 4% to 10% of any given population. In Singapore, about 20,000 students in primary and secondary schools are diagnosed with dyslexia. This essentially means that in a typical class of 40 pupils, 1 or 2 students on average are diagnosed with dyslexia.
It is impossible to tell if a child has dyslexia simply by looking at them. Children with dyslexia can even go through the first year of schooling just fine. However, schoolwork gradually becomes a burden, and it is wise to seek help with a dyslexia assessment and treatment program in Singapore if it persists past Primary One (7 years old). Unfortunately, children with dyslexia are often assumed to be careless or inattentive. If this misconception goes on for too long without dyslexia therapy, the child’s self-esteem will fall, resulting in withdrawal and behavioural problems.
For one to become a successful reader, strong cognitive skills are required. Poor auditory processing skills are blamed for at least 80% of reading difficulties. However, early diagnosis is important to confirm the cause of a child’s reading challenges. Thus, getting a professional dyslexia test in SG for your child can help with their development greatly.
If you suspect your child may have dyslexia, it is important to have it confirmed with a dyslexia assessment in Singapore. Children with dyslexia have varying capabilities. Dyslexia can be mild, moderate or severe. Since dyslexia diagnosis can be difficult, especially in a child, it is best to look out for the following signs:
Reading is critical in learning. It is a functional skill that sets the foundation for a child’s education. A child with dyslexia will experience difficulty learning, which will consequently affect development.
Dyslexia doesn’t just affect performance in class, but it also affects the ease with which a person with dyslexia would perform specific tasks. Basic activities such as music, balance, physical movements, and other organizational skills don’t come easy for a person with dyslexia.
It is however, essential to note that advanced cognitive skills, a necessity in higher education, such as reasoning, understanding, interpreting, creating, and synthesizing, are not directly affected.
This form of dyslexia therapy helps to develop a child’s cognitive skills, which include memory development, attention, processing speed, problem-solving, and reasoning. This dyslexia therapy involves:
We use brain training therapy to target weak cognitive skills. Through the use of exercises and activities, a dyslexia tutor will help your child slowly improve on skills, such as reading, which is a challenge for people with dyslexia. Remember, dyslexic adults may understand why they are they are different, but a dyslexic child may not. A child’s self-esteem takes a hit when he or she struggles with learning that their peers seem to find easy. Besides helping children improve their learning skills, this mental workout improves their self-confidence significantly.
Before we undertake brain training therapy, we will assess your child’s cognitive skills with a dyslexia test for kids in SG. Doing this ensures that we have accurate data on your child’s performance and development before and after the treatment.
This therapy is either given as an individually targeted approach, or as a comprehensive developmental milestone assessment. Instead of focusing on the child’s biological age, we look at the age at which he/she functions linguistically and then recommend a program that is catered for that linguistic age and level. This dyslexia test will also show a child’s strengths and weaknesses and any other underlying issues.
The literacy skills we look at are:
We provide an array of targeted treatments and therapies for kids who struggle with different conditions, such as dyslexia. Our dyslexia treatment programs aim to help people with dyslexia to read faster, become more fluent in language, and overcome skill weaknesses.
We also customize learning programs to suit the needs of the child. Each child will receive one-on-one training that is on par with his/her cognitive development. An individualized training progam will target the specific difficulties your child encounters when learning.
When we start this program, our goal is to see your child improve. We will carry out periodic assessments on your child’s progress to help us determine when to move to the next step of the training program.
Brain Training develops the cognitive skills that the brain uses to think and learn…
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Listening Therapy stimulates the brain and helps the child to process information…
Our language and literacy program works on weak underlying cognitive abilities that might be the root cause of your child’s language and literacy difficulties…