Tuty Elfira Abdul Razak

Tuty Elfira Abdul Razak

  • Lead Educational Therapist
  • Programme Manager
  • Rex House Learning Centre
  • Chinatown Point Learning Centre

Tuty has been with the DAS since 2010. She provides intervention for learners with dyslexia on the Prep 2 PSLE (Preparation for English Paper 2 PSLE) and Main Literacy programmes. In addition, she oversees the development of curriculum and resources for Prep 2 PSLE, training of its teachers and evaluation of their classroom practices. She also conducts talks organised by the DAS Parents’ Support Group (PSG) to offer parents practical tips and strategies to help their child overcome their learning difficulties. Tuty has a Masters of Arts in Special Educational Needs (SEN) from the University of South Wales. Her previous research explored the use of picture books to improve the vocabulary and comprehension skills of learners with dyslexia. Her research interests include social-emotional learning and promoting philosophical thinking among children and young adults.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Special Educational Needs (USW)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences (LMU)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (NUS)

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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.
  • Abdul Razak, T. E. (2014) Emotional and behavioural challenges in children diagnosed with learning difficulties. DAS Handbook, 261-271.

CONFERENCES / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Abdul Razak, T. E. UnITE SpLD Conference 2017. PAPER PRESENTATION, Engaging learners with dyslexia through picture books, Singapore.
  • Dyslexia Association of Singapore Workshop Series “A Practical Approach to Learning” 18 - 20 November 2013. WORKSHOP PRESENTATION, Comprehension skills for learners with dyslexia, Singapore. 

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

  • Berita Harian, 6th September 2017 https://www.beritaharian.sg/setempat/liku-badan-orang-alami-disleksia-dirakam
  • Berita Harian, 31st October 2016 https://www.beritaharian.sg/setempat/orang-ramai-digesa-usah-cepat-buat-tanggapan-negatif

It cannot be doubted that each of us can only see part of the picture. The doctor sees one, the patient another, the engineer a third, the economist a fourth, the pearl diver a fifth, the alcoholic a sixth, the cable guy a seventh, the sheep farmer an eighth, the Indian beggar a ninth, the pastor a tenth. Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still, it is never complete.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi