SINGAPORE: More primary school students with dyslexia are set to get help – as the Education Ministry expands its school-based Dyslexia Remediation Programme to 60 more schools this year.
With the expansion, the programme will cover 121 primary schools. That is two-thirds the number of primary schools here, and the programme will be made available to all primary schools in 2016.
The addition of 60 schools to the programme means another 290 students can benefit from the programme – on top of the 1,510 students who have benefited since 2012..
Currently, some 13,000 students have been identified as having special needs and learning difficulties – forming 2.7 per cent of the total student population. The majority of these 13,000 students have dyslexia.