08 Mar '12, 9pm

Dyslexia, Streaming and Inclusive Education....

Dyslexia, Streaming and Inclusive Education....

Yesterday the govt launched a pilot programme costing $3.6M for 20 mainstream primary schools to identify and help students with dyslexia. This programme is targeted at primary 3 students to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of special education (SPED).[Link ]. There are 177 primary schools and every year there roughly 15% to 20% of students have varying degree of dyslexia. So what has been happening to these students? Dyslexia is learning disability it is often mistaken for lower intelligence or "slowness". A dyslexic child can be of normal or above normal intelligence - intelligence and dyslexis are uncorrelated. Today, the onus is very much on parents to find out if their child is suffering from dyslexia. A test by a psychologist costs about $500 and the cheapest one available is by DAS (Dyslexia Association of Singapore) and costs $375. Many cases of...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2012/03/dyslexia-stream...

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