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School-based Dyslexia Remediation Programme (SDR)

26 Feb 2014

In recent years, the number of students diagnosed with dyslexia has increased by about 10% each year, in part due to greater awareness among parents and teachers, and better identification processes.

Students with dyslexia, who can cope with the demands of the mainstream environment should, as far as possible, attend our national schools, to benefit from a common educational experience with other Singaporeans. If given appropriate help early, these students can significantly overcome the literacy difficulties associated with dyslexia.

MOE's School-based Dyslexia Remediation programme is a two-year intervention programme for Primary 3 and 4 students. These students are identified for support through a systematic screening process for dyslexia conducted at the end of Primary 2.
The programme is conducted in small groups by trained school personnel using a remediation curriculum designed by MOE Reading Specialists. 

The preliminary findings from a pilot study in 2012 showed that students who had participated in the remediation programme had improved in their reading and spelling skills.

Watch this video to find out how the students learn and benefit from the programme! Or find out how parents can also support children with dyslexia.