How do I know if my child is dyslexic?

If your child displays the following signs of dyslexia your child might be dyslexic.

Where can I get an assessment for dyslexia?

For an informal assessment, take the test.

a) MOE psychologists (check with your child’s school)

b) Referral from a polyclinic, which will then direct you to KKH, NUH or IMH, depending on the age of the person being assessed.

c) Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) which is private but subsidized

d) Private psychologists (can be an educational or clinical psychologist)

How can dyslexia be cured?

Dyslexia is not an illness and cannot be cured. That being said, it can be corrected. A dyslexic individual can learn to control the symptoms and the effect it has on his/her life.

Is there any research on the effectiveness of the Davis methods?

Yes, there is a list of all the studies into the Davis methods

What does this programme consist of?

The two major components of the Davis Dyslexia Correction program are Orientation Counselling and Symbol Mastery. Davis Dyslexia Correction always includes both of these components.

Davis Orientation Counselling® teaches dyslexic students how to recognize and control the mental state that leads to distorted and confused perceptions of letters, words and numerals.

Through a simple mental technique, the students learn to turn off the thought processes that cause misperceptions. Instead, they are able to restore their minds to a relaxed and focused state, suitable for reading and other studies.
Once Orientation is learned, the student is ready to build the conceptual skills that will allow them to overcome problems stemming from dyslexia.

Davis Symbol Mastery® gives dyslexic students the ability to think with symbols and words, so they can learn to read easily and with full comprehension.
Using clay, students first work with the alphabet, numerals, and punctuation marks, to make sure that they have an accurate perception and understanding of these symbols.

Students then use clay to model the trigger words–the short abstract words, frequently encountered in reading, such as andtheto, or it. These words cause problems when dyslexic students cannot form a mental picture to go along with them.
Through Symbol Mastery, the student makes a three-dimensional clay model of the meaning of each word, together with a model of the letters of the words. With this approach, learning is permanent.

Professional services described as Davis™, including Davis™ Dyslexia Correction, Davis™ Symbol Mastery, Davis™ Orientation Counseling,  Davis™ Attention Mastery,  Davis™ Math Mastery, and Davis™ Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.