The program is structured, multi-sensory, cumulative and emotionally sound, taught by specialist educational therapists trained to teach children who have literacy challenges.
Currently, our students are expected to go through either the Computerized Literacy Programme or the Oracy Programme before they can move on to the Literacy Programme.
Computerized Literacy Programme (CLP)
The CLP is an intensive, individualised, and structured computer-based programme aimed at addressing important prerequisite areas of learning where dyslexics have difficulties with. This programme aims to equip the child with foundational skills for effective learning. Our Programmes will address Memory, Attention, Processing-Speed & Sequencing where dyslexics have difficulties in learning. Students would undergo intensive practice building the pre-requisite skills through reading & writing through the effective use of technology.
Oracy component is incorporated into the education programme to develop the students’ abilities in listening, speaking and vocabulary in class. This helps to improve students’ hearing and oral skills which would in turn aid the learning process. The Oracy component greatly benefits, in particular, students who have low language skills. The Oracy programme aims to build the language and social development of children through interactive learning.
We focus in the areas of reading (coding and decoding) and spelling (encoding). Students are trained in harnessing their phonemic and phonological awareness, which are crucial in learning to read, spell and write.
We incorporate our very own DAS Primary and Secondary Writing Curriculum to improve writing skills. The primary and secondary writing frameworks are also compatible with MOE English language syllabus.
Literacy delay is the most common developmental problem among preschool children. This happens when a child’s language is developing in the right sequence, but at a slower rate. One possible cause of literacy delay is dyslexia. The pre-school service aims to identify and enable these children to catch up so they are able to cope and achieve in Primary One.
The DAS Preschool program supports the child at risk of literacy delay and is research based. The program supports children from K1 to K2.
Pri & Sec Programme
A Total Literacy Approach
Our education programme is based on the total literacy approach, which encompasses the teaching of literacy skills and writing skills using the Essential Literacy Approach or (ELA).