DAS Education Therapy
The Dyslexia Association provides education therapy to our students who are primarily diagnosed with dyslexia and/or other related specific learning differences.
Our classes are built to enhance the dyslexic's grasp on the English language in the form of phonological awareness, writing strategies and comprehension skills, oracy and raising general self esteem in the form of multisensory literacy activities. Children attending our learning programme are mainly from the various mainstream schools. There are also a small number of students from private and international schools who are on our learning programme. Each child spends about 3 years on our programme on an average.
Our Educational Therapists
Our Educational Therapists are university graduates who are further trained by the DAS to specialise in the support of dyslexic children. Our stringent interview and selection process, requires each of them to go through a test on the English phonology. They undergo initial training in essential literacy. After which, they start teaching, mentored by a team of Educational Advisors over a six-month period.
We believe in improving staff performance through increased quality training, which will without doubt impact student teaching. Therefore, all our Educational Therapists are required to complete a specialist diploma in specific learning differences and most have gone on to attain Post-Graduate qualifications in the field. The DAS also provides significant funding for our staff to attend other training programmes to widen their expertise & experiance.
It is important that every DAS Educational Therapist be well developed in knowledge and skills on dyslexia as well as other similiar language-related learning differences, both in theory and practice.