06 Sep '11, 3am

A special school for dyslexia students?

A special school for dyslexia students?

SINGAPORE: The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) wants to propose a special school for children with severe dyslexia. It is conducting a survey with some 1,700 parents of dyslexic children to gather support for its proposal to the Education Ministry. The Association revealed their plans as it officially opened its first centre in northeast Singapore on Tuesday morning. Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck, who is also MP for the area, opened the new centre which is located at Blk 257C Compassvale Road. The centre aims to reach out to dyslexic children living near Sengkang and Punggol who struggle with learning and reading difficulties. Children diagnosed with dyslexia tend to confuse letters such as "b" with "d" and "p" with "q". This centre can accommodate some 300 students and it is expected to better cater to the current high demand for such centr...

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