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The Reading Academy

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.

Reading Enrichment Program Singapore

Auditory processing skills

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

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Visual processing skills

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

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Attention skills

The ability to sustain, divide and select information.

Cognitive Abilities Related

to Reading Readiness

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

Abilities Related to Conceptual


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.

Abilities Related To Auditory


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

Abilities Related to Creativity

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.



Reading Classes For Kids


Buzz has mastered phonics and can sound out words, but he still finds it difficult to read text on a page.

He still has trouble recalling sight words and terms for spelling. Although his spelling is phonetically correct, he struggles to recall word patterns (orthography).

He frequently sounds out words correctly but fails to identify them when they appear in the subsequent paragraph.




The inability to visualize the letters in words causes difficulties learning sight words and developing contextual fluency. This is known as weak symbol imagery.

Even pupils with highly developed phonemic awareness sometimes struggle with word recognition speed and take a long time to self-correct their reading errors.




Individuals of all ages can experience the symptoms of weak symbol imagery.

This causes weakness in:



Reading Literacy Programs Singapore


Seeing Stars: Successfully develop symbol imagery for reading and spelling with Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI).

Symbol imagery, a crucial component that has been overlooked in reading studies, may now be evaluated and improved.

Parent & children Testimonials

“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.