Specialised Educational Services (SES) is a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

Chinese Programme

CHINESE PROGRAMME
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The aim of the SES Chinese Programme is to help students with dyslexia become independent, inquisitive learners in the Chinese language. Chinese as a language is more complex as compared to English. In Chinese, many words can be read the same way and each word has a different meaning. There are also many strokes involved in writing Chinese words and a child with sequencing difficulties will find it even harder to do so. A good understanding of part-whole relationship is also required in writing the characters as the proportion of the parts to make the word is vital. Due to the complexity of the language, it poses itself as a difficulty for the child to recognise how to read and write in Chinese. And as with all language learning, it gets harder to do so with the lack of exposure.

Our Approach
The programme helps to foster your child's interest in the language through thematic-based teaching. In this way, vocabulary covered is relatable and can be used on a daily basis, allowing them to express themselves better in the language. Students are taught interactively with the use of stories, educational games and hands-on activities to make language learning a fun and memorable experience for them. This also helps to minimise the child's stigma towards the language and build up their confidence and motivation in the child to learn the language. Lessons are also structured in a way to increase efficiency in learning the language through the instruction of character structure, radicals, stroke pattern, word recognition strategies and understanding how words are combined together.

Components covered in a typical lesson:

1. Word Recognition
2. Vocabulary Instruction
3. Teaching of Sentence Structures

Comprehension and writing activities are also carried out for students who have good oracy skills in the language.

Recommended for
The application is open only to primary school students with the diagnosis of dyslexia. Priority will be given to students who are not exempted from Chinese.

The SES Chinese Programme is now open in DAS Tampines!
 

BURSARIES PROVIDED BY CARE & SHARE

Care & Share is a national fund-raising and volunteerism movement led by Community Chest for the social service sector, in celebration of SG50 this year. It aims to bring our nation together to show care and concern for the needy and recognise the contributions made by voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs). Eligible donations raised by Community Chest and participating VWOs from now till 31 Mar 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the government. The matched amount will go towards building the capabilities and capacities of the social service sector and supporting social services to meet rising needs.