WORLD DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK 2017

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore celebrates World Dyslexia Awareness Week with other dyslexia organisations around the world! 

The theme for this year is Embracing Diversity: Dyslexia and other SpLDs! 

Happening 2 - 8 October 2017, we have organised a slew of activities aimed at increasing awareness of dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences.

Daily themes


2 Oct: Appropriate Assessments
3 Oct: Early Identification
4 Oct: Appropriate Teaching Provision
5 Oct: Embracing Talents and Strengths
6 Oct: Raising Awareness

PARTNERS

All learners are unique - with a special combination of strengths and needs. Together, let's raise awareness about our learners and their experiences.
And DAS friends commit to demonstration of solidarity through participation throughout the week:

  • posting of Tongue Twister Challenge
  • posting of Statements or Pledge (to be provided by P&P)
  • posting of celebratory messages
  • posting of photos / videos of activities conducted during the week


OUR PARTNERS

BRITISH DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION

DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION OF INDONESIA

DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION OF SARAWAK
INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
MADRAS DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
SPELD VICTORIA
6 September 

Announcement of the winning Tongue Twister!

Flagging off the Tongue Twister Challenge for World Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017 

7 September 

Primary and Secondary Screening at DAS Woodlands Learning Centre

Start of DAS Centre Dress-up! 

2 October 

Appropriate Assessments

Launch of SpLD Assessment Services 

3 October Early Identification
4 October 

Appropriate Teaching Provision

Awareness Talk at Singapore Children's Home (10am)

Awareness Talk at ISCOS (11am) 

5 October 

Embracing Talents and Strengths

Announcement of Centre Dress-up Winners!

NTU Inclusive Education in Higher Education Forum

Awareness Talk at Morning Star (10am)

Awareness Talk at Barclays

Roadshow at Laselle

6 October

Raising Awareness

Primary and Secondary Screening at DAS Learning Centres

DAS Centre Dress-ups Winners announced

SpLD Amazing Race

   

TONGUE TWISTER CHALLENGE



Take a video of yourself (or with your friends!) doing our Tongue Twister Challenge!

All you need to do is:

STEP 1: Say that this is for the World Dyslexia Awareness Week, from 2-8 October 2017



STEP 2: Pick one (or try both!) tongue twisters below:

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STEP 3: Upload the video to the World Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017 Facebook group or post it on your own Facebook page and hashtag #ilearndifferently (remember to make your post 'public'!)

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STEP 4: Tag 5 of your friends to try the challenge to spread the word!


We can't wait to see your version of the tongue twisters!

DAS Learning Centres join in with World Dyslexia Awareness Week celebrations!

 

Guidelines

Start date: 7th Sep 2017 

Each centre is given $100 to dress their centre up according to the theme: Embracing Diversity

Give your dress up a title and write 3 sentences about how it applies to the theme.

You must involve all staff in the centre; students and parents involvement would be advantageous

Create a feature (can be a wall or a framed space) and the "Dare to Dream" heart cards MUST be utilised as part of the overall design of this feature

 

Photos of the DAS Centre Dress-up will be updated here! Keep checking back!