Dyslexia & Specific Learning
What are the signs of Dyslexia /
Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD)?
These are the main signs that a child / teenager may
need a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment for dyslexia or specific
learning difficulties as well as individualized instruction in order to cope with school:
Difficulty learning, understanding, and remembering what
is being taught.
School grades have declined and the child has difficulty
coping with increased learning
Child does not enjoy reading, difficulty with spelling or
writing in English orMother Tongue.
Difficulty paying attention in class or staying focused
when doing academicwork.
Child can do the initial part of the Mathematics exam
paper well but not themore
challenging problems in the later
Child does poorly on classroom exams. This is particularly
concerning whenthe child has studied for a test and seems to know
the material but then doesnot do well on the
Child does not know how to study
Child appears smart but is underachieving in his/her
Dfficulty completing homework on time or rushes through
homework withoutconcerns about
Similar to seeing a specialist
medical doctor for a medical diagnosis before you commence treatment for health-related
diagnosis' from experiencedRegistered
Psychologistsfor your child's learning difficulties,be it dyslexia or other
SLD,will bring about the most informed and best possible intervention help for
dyslexia / SLD may feel like a label, it may be more helpful to think of it as an explanation to better understand your
children / teenagers' academic struggles and
predicament to facilitate the best possible follow-up learning programmes for
Dyslexia / Educational / Specific Learning Difficulty Assessment:
Dyslexia, Educational and/or SLD Assessment
for your child / teenager, aged 6 years and above, is only conducted by experiencedRegistered Psychologists according to International Standards. It will
include an internationally-recognised
psychological reportthat is accepted by international and Singapore schools, examination
boardsas well asmedical and healthcare
The report will include
personalised recommendations for your child to help him/her cope
better in school, home and in life. These may include extra time for local and international examinations (PSLE,
GCE, IB, SAT, etc) and/or exemption from taking an additional language in school, if warranted.
assessment is also available for students, aged 17 to 24 years, who are enrolled in schools, ITEs,
junior colleges, polytechnics and universities.
Dyslexia / SLD Assessment Fee: Inclusive of
professional consultation, assessment / test and comprehensive report at a reasonable fee. No hidden or additional
/ separate consultation charges.
Assessment Fees: From SGD1300
Assessment fees are inclusive
of (i) professional consultation, (ii) assessment/test and (iii) psychological report. No additional or