Children with dyslexia should not be deprived of intervention and remediation just because of their financial status.
When my son, Aniq, was five years old, he was found to be at risk of dyslexia. By the time he turned six, he was diagnosed as a dyslexic. He could only speak in isolated words, was unable to differentiate between left and right, and was writing letters in reverse.
That was when I turned to the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) for help and Aniq was enrolled into the DAS Preschool Programme through a bursary funded by Income OrangeAid.
The lessons conducted through the preschool programme had interactive activities such as treasure hunts, iPad games, sand play as well as a multi-sensory approach to learning with the use of plasticine.
Within a year and a half, I noticed significant improvement in Aniq’s articulation and writing abilities as well as a boost in his self-esteem. His handwriting is now much neater and he also has better psycho-motor skills.
This was definitely a result of the unwavering support rendered by the dedicated educational therapists from the Preschool programme who were always willing to go the extra mile in support of my son.
I am really grateful to Income OrangeAid’s generous funding of bursaries for the DAS Preschool programme as it provided me with the financial assistance I needed.