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

Preschool Programme


The aim of the SES Preschool Programme is to help preschoolers who are potentially at risk of having dyslexia or developmental delay in early literacy, develop skills and strategies to become confident achievers when they enter primary school.

Our Approach
The programme helps preschoolers acquire a good foundation in alphabet knowledge and phonograms, leading up to learning sight words essential for reading. These abilities gear them towards reading and spelling readiness. In class, your child will be taught rules, facts and generalisations about the English language, enabling them to read and spell more effectively. They will also be taught strategies to cope with letter reversals. The programme follows a prescribed scope and sequence for systematic, sequential and cumulative teaching.

Components covered in a typical lesson:

  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Phonograms
  • Learnt Word Knowledge (e.g. said)
  • Reading
  • Spelling

Preschoolers will be advised to go for a School Age Psychological Assessment if they have not responded to appropriate instruction in the language when they turn 6. Children diagnosed with dyslexia have the option to continue with the MOE-aided DAS Literacy Programme.

Recommended for
Preschoolers in Kindergarten One and Two who are at risk of dyslexia or having difficulties with reading, spelling and/or writing.

Application Form
Please click here to download the application form for this programme.

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