Services

Assessment

The assessment comprise of a battery of eight tests to determine reading, spelling, writing, and handwriting ability, and the gaps to fill. The assessment takes one to three hours. An assessment report will be shared in a consultation session two weeks after the assessment. Following enrolment, an Individualized Tutoring Plan (ITP) will be developed for each student. Lessons reports will be shared after each session and a progress report will be shared monthly.

Who should take the assessment?

  • Those struggling with reading, spelling, writing, and handwriting
  • Those with a family history of dyslexia
  • Those formally diagnosed with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia and seek intervention
  • Gifted children
  • Homeschooling children
  • Typical children

One-to-One Tutoring

Orton-Gillingham one-to-one tutoring is available for students of any age or skill-level. OG lessons address all of the essential aspects of literacy, with the goal of fostering a fluent, enthusiastic, and independent reader and writer. The International Dyslexia Association recommends at a minimum, one-hour sessions should occur two times per week; optimally, four or even five sessions should be scheduled per week—for up to two hours.

Instruction should continue until the student is functioning at a level of independence that commensurate with age and cognitive ability. This could take two to three years or more.

Our OG lessons focuses on developing these skills:

  • Reading, fluency and comprehension
  • Spelling and morphology
  • Writing mechanics, composition and grammar
  • Handwriting
  • Problem solving (advanced)
  • Study and organizational skills (advanced)

Group Tutoring

Orton-Gillingham group tutoring is available for students of any age or skill-level. A group comprise of a minimum of three students of similar level and a maximum of six. OG lessons address all of the essential aspects of literacy, with the goal of fostering a fluent, enthusiastic, and independent reader and writer.

The International Dyslexia Association recommends at a minimum, one-hour sessions should occur two times per week; optimally, four or even five sessions should be scheduled per week—for up to two hours. Instruction should continue until the student is functioning at a level of independence that commensurate with age and cognitive ability. This could take two to three years or more.

Our OG lessons focuses on developing these skills:

  • reading, fluency and comprehension
  • spelling and morphology
  • writing mechanics, composition and grammar
  • handwriting
  • problem solving (advanced)
  • study and organizational skills (advanced)

Intensive Tutoring

Orton-Gillingham intensive one-to-one tutoring is available for students of any age or skill-level. OG lessons address all of the essential aspects of literacy, with the goal of fostering a fluent, enthusiastic, and independent reader and writer. The intensive tutoring schedules daily tutoring (five times a week), the optimal sessions recommended by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

Instruction should continue until the student is functioning at a level of independence that commensurate with age and cognitive ability. This could take two to three years or more.

Our OG lessons focuses on developing these skills:

  • reading, fluency and comprehension
  • spelling and morphology
  • writing mechanics, composition and grammar
  • handwriting
  • problem solving (advanced)
  • study and organizational skills (advanced)

Handwriting

The Orton-Gillingham one-to-one handwriting tutoring is available for students of any age or skill-level. While occupational therapy supports the physical and kinetic aspects of handwriting, the OG approach supports the child’s written expression with handwriting practice in print and cursive, and gives meaning and context to the words they write. Students with dysgraphia taking a long time to complete handwriting tasks (within the typical OG class) would find this session beneficial for improving their handwriting and encoding skills.

Our OG lessons focuses on developing these skills:

  • spelling
  • writing mechanics, composition and grammar
  • handwriting

Academic Language Therapists

Laurie Cousseau

- Supervising Fellow

- Accrediting Fellow, F/AOGPE (USA)

- Certified Academic Language Therapist, International Dyslexia Association

- Former Director, Kildonan Teacher Training Institute

- Masters in Arts, Reading Education

- Level II Vermont Certifications as Reading Specialist PreK-12 and MiddleLanguage Arts

Dr Choy Su-Ling

- A/AOGPE (USA)

- MSL/IMSLE (Australia Dyslexia Association)

- National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Duke University

- PhD, Media Studies, University Malaya

- MBA, Charles Sturt University

- BA Media Studies (major), Political Science and Performing Arts (minors), University Malaya,Book Prize

- Lecturer, Communication Studies, Taylors University and University Tunku Abdul Rahman

- Bronze for Best Media Event Award, Public Relations, Marketing Magazine Awards 2012 (Singapore)

- Author and editor of published journal and book contributions, magazines, news articlesreleases, speeches for Ministers and CEOs, and crisis statements

Jacquiline Norris-Holt

- A/AOGPE (USA)

- MSL/IMSLE, AMADA (Australia Dyslexia Association)

- BA Education

- MA Applied Linguistics

Yap Jo Ling

- A/AOGPE (USA)

- BFA Graphic and Interactive Communication, Ringling College of Art and Design

- Former Principle and Educator, SmartKidz Enrichment Centre

Parent Workshops

From time to time, we will organize educational parent workshops conducted by experts. Please refer to Events to register for upcoming parent workshops.

Professional Development for Educators

From time to time, we will organize professional development workshops for educators conducted by experts. Please refer to Events to register for upcoming educators workshops.