Is your child struggling at school? Are they forgetting many things even after teaching them? Are you noticing that they lack the motivation to study? These can be signs of Dyslexia.

DAS serves to elevate the public awareness and understanding of dyslexia through talks and screenings. We conduct free Awareness Talks to reach out to many platforms of the audience - educators, parents, medical practitioners and the general public.

Our talks are focused to inspire our audience with a deeper understanding of dyslexia, subsequently empowering them with the ability to identify dyslexic students and tips on how we can help our students with their daily academic demand as well as their self-esteem. With up-to-date information, visuals and hands-on activities, our Awareness Talks aim to ensure that audiences leave with a better appreciation of dyslexia.

Each talk lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours on average.

Please call 6444 5700 or email ora@das.org.sg for more information and request for a schedule.

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AWARENESS TALKS WE OFFER:

 general

The General Awareness Talk (Part 1) is the basic awareness talk we conduct for teachers, parents, students or corporate staff. 

We will be discussing the following:

  • What is dyslexia?

  • The cause of dyslexia

  • The sign and symptoms of dyslexia

  • What can we do? 

  • Embracing Dyslexia

 

DAS provides other awareness talks, however, they can only be presented once the General Awareness Talk is presented, the only exception is the Preschool Awareness Talk.

 

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preschool

Part 2: Learner - Friendly Strategies Talk

To further the awareness in helping a dyslexic child in their studies, DAS has created the Part 2: Learner - Friendly Strategies Talk.

This 1 hour and 30 minutes talk will cover the following: 

  • Reading: 3-syllable types (Closed, Open and Magic -e Syllable)
  • Comprehension Skills (e.g. Annotation)
  • Spelling and Narrative Writing: Finding a Pattern, Visual Aids, Starting a Paragraph
  • Self-esteem to allow them to experience success


You will learn some of the strategies DAS Educational Therapists use and how our Main Literacy Programme helps the students.

To learn more strategies that are effective in supporting students with learning differences you are invited to attend workshops, courses and other training programmes provided by DAS Academy

* In order to attend for this talk, participants should have gone through the General Awareness Talk before going for this talk.  

Maths Awareness Talk

Do you know that about 60% of people with dyslexia have difficulties with Maths? The Maths Awareness Talk aims to help teachers acquire an accurate perspective of what dyslexia is and how it affects the learning of Maths.

Teachers will develop an understanding of mathematical learning difficulties that students with dyslexia may face as well as gain some hands-on practice with strategies that have been tested and proven with students who have dyslexia and mathematical difficulties. There will also be a sharing on the DAS Maths Programme to help teachers understand how Maths is being taught in the DAS.

*In order to attend for this talk, participants should have gone through the General Awareness Talk before going for this talk.

Chinese Awareness Talk

The Chinese awareness talk will help one understand about how dyslexia may present itself in English and Chinese. Strategies on how to support a child who is struggling with learning Chinese will be covered.  This 1.5-hour talk will cover:
      
  • Dyslexia in relation to the Chinese Language
  • Difficulties a student with dyslexia faces when learning Chinese
  • Sharing of some teaching strategies
 
Kindly note that the talk will not be primarily in the Chinese language.

English Exam Skills Awareness Talk

The EES awareness talk will primarily focus on sharing basic tips and strategies on how to teach struggling learners on topics related to Synthesis and Transformation and Reading Comprehension components. The EESP team also came up with their own instructional approach: RIMAIR (Review, Introduce, Model, Apply, Independent (application), Review). Previously learnt concepts are constantly reviewed and new concepts are introduced systematically. The team will offer you a glimpse of how within each lesson, students will be able to gradually progress towards achieving the independent application of skills when attempting PSLE format question types.

Preschool Awareness Talk

Dyslexia impacts the ability to read, spell and write. It is normal for young children to experience early literacy learning difficulties when they first explore learning. Signs of prolonging struggles in areas related directly to activities in reading, writing and spelling – despite ongoing efforts in teaching and the child striving to learn—is a cause for concern;  especially if the child is falling behind class peers with a literacy learning gap of more than 6 months. Early literacy intervention where learning strategies are explicitly taught, and actively practised in-class during the intervention, can reduce the gap in learning; empowering children to propel their individual learning more effectively in kindergarten/childcare.

Teachers and parents will gain a better understanding of dyslexia, including early signs of learning struggles.  Dyslexia is not scary. There are many highly successful dyslexics. Learning strategies can make a difference. There are avenues of help. E.g. free preschool public screening.

What is the talk about?

The talk is for 1.5 hours. It covers

1. Introduction to DAS, its programmes and services

2. Basic facts about dyslexia

3. Signs of early literacy learning difficulties

4. How to go about seeking help

5. Financial assistance

6. Questions and Answer

 

Participants can attend for this talk without attending the General Awareness Talk first.

 

 

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the classrooms of DAS? Do you want to have a deeper knowledge of the programmes DAS offers? Do you want to see our centres?  See the resources we use?

You can choose to have a Learning Journey with us and see our Learning Centres and Resources we use!

With a minimum of 20 pax, we can organise this for your group to visit a DAS Learning Centre. This 2-3 hour session will include:

         - A talk on what DAS do and all our programs

         - An open house to see our classrooms and our resources

And this is free of charge! If you are interested or want more information, please feel free to email us at ora@das.org.sg or 6444 5700.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the talk free?
2. What is the minimum number of participants?
3. Where is the talk held?
4. Can we customise the talk?

Number of talks conducted

Schools: 24

Preschool: 25

Other Organisations: 16

 

Number of Attendees

Teachers: 1,269

Parents: 805

Students: 345

General Public: 325