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Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment

What are the signs of Dyslexia / Specific Learning Difficulties?

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 demands.  
  • Child does not enjoy reading, difficulty with spelling or writing in English or Mother Tongue.  
  • Difficulty paying attention in class or staying focused when doing academic work.  
  • Child can do the initial part of the Mathematics exam paper well but not the more challenging problems in the later part.  
  • Child does poorly on classroom exams. This is particularly concerning when the child has studied for a test and seems to know the material but then does not do well on the test.  
  • Child does not know how to study independently.  
  • Child appears smart but is underachieving in his/her school results.  
  • Dfficulty completing homework on time or rushes through homework without concerns about correctness.  


Similar to seeing a specialist medical doctor for a medical diagnosis before you commence treatment for health-related concerns, seeking an 'educational diagnosis' from experienced Registered Psychologists  for your child's learning difficulties, be it dyslexia or other SLD, will bring about the most informed and best possible intervention help for your child.

Although 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 them.

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 experienced Registered Psychologists according to International Standards. It will include an internationally-recognised psychological report that is accepted by international and Singapore schools, examination boards as well as medical and healthcare professionals.

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.

Adult dyslexia 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 onwards

Assessment fees are inclusive of (i) professional consultation, (ii) assessment/test and (iii) psychological report. No additional or hidden consultation charges.

What People Say:

"Thank you, Dr Chan. Appreciate your comprehensive and detailed analysis and assessment of our son. It was a pleasure interacting with both Ms Polene and yourself. We are very glad that we have completed these tests sooner rather than later. As we now have a clearer understanding of our son's strengths and weaknesses, we are now better able to assist and support his educational and overall development. Thank you once again..." Parents of 7-year old child

"Wilson and Polene, it was indeed a pleasure and blessing meeting both of you. We left your office feeling comforted and strengthened. Your help and kind advise opened up our understanding to better foster our son's growth and learning journey!" Parents of 12-year old boy

"Dr Chan, thank you very much. You have demystified our child's profile and also given us reassurance on various aspects. We will implement the strategies and recommendations as suggested. Your psychological assessment services have been simply excellent and we will make sure to recommend The Gifted Lab..." Parents of 8-year old child

"Wilson, thank you so much for the detailed report. It's heartening to have someone see our child as he truly is. We're more confident in guiding our child going forward, given your insightful recommendations...!" Parents of 11-year old child

"Dr Chan and heartfelt thanks to the both of you. The report is very comprehensive and now I know where and what I should do. Thank you!" Mother of  11-year old boy

"Dr Chan, thank you very much for the detailed explanation. It was heartening to hear from you that we have made the right choice for our son's school. We have certainly left your clinic feeling better informed and will work towards to close the gap with your helpful tips..." Parents of 10-year old child

"Dr Chan, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for your insightful explanations and is certainly food for thought!" Parents of 9-year old child

"Thank you Dr Chan for providing us a detailed analysis of our son's profile. Appreciate your explanation and guidance. We will definitely incorporate some of the suggestions in coaching our son and providing a holistic development for him..!" Parents of 7-year old child

"We are grateful for sharing your constructive, fruitful experience and guidance. We learn that being upset and disappointed are not good for us as parents. From your encouragement, we are learning how to change ourselves so that we can contribute more love and concern for our child. Frankly, you saved us from the depression during the downhearted period. We will always remember your words and optimistic character..." Parents of 8-year old child

"Dr Chan, we really want to thank you for rushing out the assessment report and the useful tips on the follow-up actions needed for our son. He has been given the recommended exam access arrangement of extra time by MOE for his upcoming examinations. Thank you once again and we are so happy to have met you..." Parents of 15-year old teenager

"Thank you Dr Chan for your invaluable assistance and insights...much appreciated!" Parents of 7-year old child

"Every parent should be informed of the value of assessing their own child. It has certainly helped me better understand my child's learning struggles, cognitive strengths and the best way to support him. I wished I had done this assessment earlier..." Parent of 13-year old boy

"Thanks for enlightening us. We are glad that you have pointed out issues that our child is facing to us. We will have to learn to accept and to work on these...Parents of 10-year old child


For Appointments and Enquiries:

For enquiries from Singapore, contact   Tel: 65920241 

For international enquiries, please email:

Consultations are strictly by appointment only. 


Useful Web Links

(1)  What is dyslexia? 

(2)  What is dysgraphia?

(3)  What is dyscalculia?

(4) What are specific learning difficulties (SLD)? 

(5)  Academic Coaching Programme for Maths and English 

(6)  Ministry of Education's (MOE) Support for Children With Special Needs