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LITERACY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Our spelling and reading enrichment program in Singapore focus on weak underlying cognitive abilities that may be the main reason for your child’s literacy challenges. We have curated a comprehensive literacy enrichment program by integrating our knowledge in cognitive development and training.

Our groundbreaking “sound to code” reading and spelling technique that is utilized in our reading classes for kids is based on how children initially acquire spoken language. In less than six months, students who have attended our reading literacy programs and reading classes for kids made reading progress equivalent to 3 to 4 years.

Auditory processing skills

The ability to discern sound codes, critical for listening or comprehension.

Visual processing skills

The ability to picture, manipulate, organise, comprehend and think with visual information.

Attention skills

The ability to sustain, divide and select information.

LEARNING SKILL DEFINITION BEHAVIORAL CONSEQUENCES OF ABILITY WEAKNESS
Vocabulary
Guesses at meanings of words.
Comprehension of verbal relations
Poor reading comprehension of relationships of ideas. Poor at math “word” problems. Poor at analogies.
Comprehension of extended information
Inability to “track” long or involved sentences. Often misunderstands instructions. Inattentive during lectures. Poor comprehension with complex reading material. Asks frequently for repeated instructions.
Visual memory for details
Often poor in multiple-choice reading comprehension tests (which depend on memory for details). Misses details even if general comprehension is good. Poor speller.
Semantic and verbal memory
Difficulty seeing connections in reading material.
Speed of word recognition
Loses place while reading. Skips lines while reading or skips words. In some cases can read upside down or backward, but not well otherwise.
LEARNING SKILL DEFINITION BEHAVIORAL CONSEQUENCES OF ABILITY WEAKNESS
Visual closure
Will not see complete word from first letter to last. Misreads “saw” and “was.” May incline head when reading. Stumbling, tripping, over-reaching, or knocking things over.
Visual Conceptualization
Poor concept formation; low reading comprehension. Comprehends single stimulus, but has problems classifying and conceptualizing.
Visual Discrimination
Mistakes b,d, and p,q; misreads inside letters. Omits small words in sentences. Misreads endings or beginnings.
Judging similarity of concepts
Poor concept formation; low reading comprehension. Cannot conceptualize similarities and differences in meanings.
Visual attending
Problems with spelling; recognition of new words. Forgets where things are. Has problems with vision span.
Visual sequencing
Cannot hold information in mind while “processing” it at the same time. Problems in recalling long words or sequences. Has difficulty concentrating
LEARNING SKILL DEFINITION BEHAVIORAL CONSEQUENCES OF ABILITY WEAKNESS
Creativity with things
Lack of ideational fluency. Inability to undertake a task without explicit directions.
Creativity and expansion with facts
Lack of ability and adaptability to expand ideas with facts given. Cannot think out of the box. Rigid & inflexible.
Creativity with words and ideas
Slow in composing essays or stories. Lacks sense of humour. Sterile writing, pedantic reporting.
LEARNING SKILL DEFINITION BEHAVIORAL CONSEQUENCES OF ABILITY WEAKNESS
Sound Blending
Difficulties to blend individual sounds together to form words.
Sound Segmenting
Difficulties to break apart words into their separate sounds.
Auditory Discrimination
Difficulties to hear differences in sounds such as loudness, pitch, duration, and phoneme.
Auditory Analysis
Difficulties to determine the number, sequence, and which sounds are within a word
Auditory-Visual Association
Difficulties to be able to link a sound with an image or character

STEP

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problem

Although Michelle is able to read words clearly, she doesn’t comprehend what she is reading. She finds it difficult to follow orders since words “go in one ear and out the other”. Her parents are frustrated by her poor long and short-term memory. She has been classified as having ADHD because her teachers believe she is not trying.

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cause

Having trouble imagining a gestalt is a major contributor to difficulties with language comprehension. This is referred to as weak concept imagery. Due to this weakness, people only understand “parts” of the information they read or hear.

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SYMPTOMS

The signs of a deficiency in concept imagery can happen to people of any age.

This causes weakness in:

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SOLUTION

Concept imagery, the capacity to construct an imagined or pictured gestalt from words, is developed through the Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®) curriculum as a foundation for understanding and higher order thinking. The improvement of concept imagery enhances writing, critical thinking, memory, oral vocabulary, reading, and listening comprehension.

“My daughter went from C’s & D’s on her spelling tests to A’s & & Bs on almost every single test. Also, she reads much quicker and understands more of what she reads. Angelas confidence level has gone up a lot. All my daughters grades have gone up. Also, it does not take her as long to do her homework. I would recommend this program to anyone whose child is struggling.

Ms Diana Lee

Ever since Rianne started the training sessions, I see marked improvement in her reading skills. From barely managing a-few-word sentences half a year ago, she can now read story books of 20-30 pages at one go. In addition to her improved reading skills, she is now much more confident and more assertive. Therefore, the result is that she is more vocal now and willing to voice out her opinion. I am glad that I made the decision to join SBDC.

Ms Liew Yih Huey

Empower your child to achieve more with reading and literacy programs!

Find out how our reading enrichment program in Singapore can impact your child’s learning and cognitive development today! The first step is to get in touch with us, to schedule an appointment so that we can get to know you, and help you understand your child better.