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Special Needs

Parenting

My Child has Autism. Now What?

Your child has just been given a diagnosis of autism. You are shell-shocked. What should you do now and how will you and your family go through this? Dr Lim Hong Huay, Consultant at the Department of Child Development at…

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Parenting

Integrating A Child with Dyslexia

Children with dyslexia often struggle when it comes to integrating with their peers. Because children with this condition may find it hard mingle and communicate with others, their social lives suffer. “Besides making reading and other language-based tasks difficult, dyslexia…

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Parenting

Schooling With Dyslexia in Singapore

Fanny Foo’s daughter, who has dyslexia, attends mainstream school. Jennifer, 12, has difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling. “As she is unable to read fluently, she gets a reader during exams for her Maths and Science exam papers, but ironically,…

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Baby & Toddler, Preschooler & Up

All About Dyslexia

The Ministry of Education, Singapore, in their November 2011 publication ‘Professional Practice Guidelines for the Psycho-educational Assessment and Placement of Students with Special Educational Needs’ describes dyslexia as a type of specific learning difficulty. It is identified as a developmental…

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