DAS Supports IDA’s Response to ILA Dyslexia Research Advisory


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April 2016

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) shares the IDA’s position that phonics-based, multisensory, systematic, explicit instruction is best for the majority of children with dyslexia.  “Our experience suggests thatSingapore the IDA position is shared by many around the world,” says Chief Executive Officer Lee Siang. Click here to read IDA’s response to the Dyslexia Research Advisory from the International Literacy Association (ILA).

The DAS presently has 3,000 students in its main literacy program, which adheres to the above principles. In a study published by the British Journal of Special Education titled “Reading and Spelling Gains Following One Year of Orton-Gillingham Intervention in Singaporean Students with Dyslexia,” the results of 39 DAS students with dyslexia aged between 6-14 years enrolled in a phonics-based, multisensory, Orton-Gillingham program over a period of one year in a single-subject research (pre-test/post-test) showed that students significantly improved in standardized tests of reading and spelling. See http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8578.12104/abstract


Lim, L., & Oei, A. C. (2015). Reading and spelling gains following one year of Orton-Gillingham intervention in Singaporean students with dyslexia. British Journal of Special Education42(4): 374-389. doi: 10.1111/1467-8578.12104

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