Edmen Leong

Edmen Leong

  • General Management
  • Rex House Learning Centre

Edmen is the Director of Specialised Educational Services (SES)

Edmen has been with the DAS since 2010. He served as an Educational Therapist, Programme Manager as well an Assistant Director before assuming the post of Director of Specialised Educational Services (SES) on the 1st of January 2019. As Director of SES, Edmen oversees a range of programmes including the Preschool, Speech and Language Therapy, Math, Chinese, Prep 2 PSLE and Speech and Drama Arts programmes. He has also pioneered the development of Short Term Programmes and oversees student workshops that DAS conducts.

Edmen graduated from the University of Western Australia, Perth with a degree in Psychology prior to joining the DAS. He has since completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences with London Metropolitan University and his Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics with the National Institute of Education Singapore where he won the book prize for being the top student in his cohort. Edmen is currently pursuing his PhD with an interest in the topic of reading motivation for struggling readers. He has presented in conferences and published papers on exam skills, curriculum development, reading comprehension and language testing.

Edmen strongly believes in unlocking the potential of every dyslexic learner and aims to empower educators and parents with sufficient knowledge and strategies to support struggling learners.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences
  • Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics

 

CONFERENCES

  • Leong, E. Language Literacy and Learning Conference 2019. SESSION, The construction and evaluation of an English Exam Skills test for primary school students with dyslexia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Leong, E. BDA International Conference and Expo 2018. SPOKEN RESEARCH PAPER, Exploring the classroom practices of English exam skills for school children with dyslexia, Telford, UK.
  • Leong, E. & Asjamiah, S. UnITE SpLD Conference 2017. PAPER PRESENTATION, Exploring the classroom practices of the EESP for Singapore Primary School Children, Singapore.
  • Leong, E. & Asjamiah, S. NIE Redesigning Pedagogy Conference 2017. PAPER PRESENTATION, Using the Orton-Gillingham approach to prepare students with dyslexia for the English PSLE paper, Singapore.
  • Leong, E. Language Literacy and Learning Conference 2017. SESSION, Reading for understanding: Strategies for adolescent learners, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Leong, E. & Wang, A. 52nd RELC International Conference 2017. PARALLEL SESSION, Improving English Exam Skills for dyslexics in primary education in Singapore, Singapore.
  • Leong, E. & Samsudin, A. International Dyslexia Association Conference 2015. POSTER PRESENTATION, The Development and Effectiveness of the English Exam Skills Programme in the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, Grapevine, Texas, USA.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Leong, E & Hu, G. (2019). The construction and evaluation of an English Exam Skills test for primary school students with dyslexia. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 6(1), 93 – 114.
  • Abdul Razak, T. E., See, E., Tan, S. H. J. & Leong, E. (2018). Exploring the effectiveness of the English Examination Skills Programme on struggling non-dyslexic learners. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 5(2), 141 – 162.
  • Leong, E., Asjamiah, S. & Wang, A. (2017). Exploring the classroom practices of the English Exam Skills Programme for Singaporean primary school children. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 4(2), 167 - 194.
  • Leong, E. & Chia, A. (2017). Reading with pictures for inferential understanding: strategies for adolescent learners with dyslexia.Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 4(1), 113-122.
  • Leong, E. (2015). Improving English exam skills for dyslexics in primary education in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 2(2), 184 - 201.