Parents Coaching Program 2014

There were a few things happening during the holidays. Most of our teachers and facilitators underwent a series of training with renowned trainer, Cecilia Koester, USA, Author of ‘I am the child’ and ‘Movement Based Learning for children with all abilities’ and Founder of Movement Based Learning Inc. www.movementbasedlearning.com. We had up close and personal Read More

Parental Coaching Programs 2013

There were a few things happening during the holidays. Most of our teachers and facilitators underwent a series of training with renowned trainer, Cecilia Koester, USA, Author of ‘I am the child’ and ‘Movement Based Learning for children with all abilities’ and Founder of Movement Based Learning Inc. www.movementbasedlearning.com. We had up close and personal Read More

Parent-Child Early Intervention Class (Now Breakthru Saturday)

亲子早期疗育班 (Parent and child learning breakthrough session) Every Thursdays, 2.30pm-4.30pm Today is the 1st day of the Parent Child Intervention Class. 4 parents brought along their children to the class. We have 2 families that has attended at least 9 sessions last year while 2 families came for the 1st time. It’s amazing how our Read More

Effective Teaching Strategies

Most of the dyslexic children and teenagers (learners) face difficulties in coping with the traditional curriculum and teaching styles focusing on the use of visual and audio senses. This is due to their difficulties with either or both of these senses. Some of them may have difficulties with tracking, visual processing, seeing the words become fuzzy, auditory memory or auditory processing. Nevertheless, with proper teaching strategies, they can achieve their true intellectual potential.

Below are some of the recommended teaching strategies for dyslexic learners.

Multi-sensory teaching approach

One of the most effective teaching strategies is using multi-sensory teaching approach. This approach helps them to learn also through tactile and kinetic sensations. For example, in helping a dyslexic child to have breakthrough on the confusion over the direction of ‘b’ and ‘d’, multi-sensory approach means the child has a visual memory from seeing the letter, an auditory  memory from hearing the sound it makes, a tactile memory from writing the letter in the air, touching the sandpaper letter, forming letter using the manipulative such as play-dough, clay or plasticine and  a kinetic (body movement) memory from having draw the letter really large on the carpet.

My personal experience with an 8-year old boy learning his spelling list using multi-sensory approach: Read More