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2 full day training course conducted via Zoom, the MSL-OG preschool workshop caters to preschool teachers to help them in the classroom, and also to parents who want to teach their own children.

It serves as a foundation course for special education professionals who wish to be trained in the Orton-Gilllingham Approach. The course covers multisensory skills to teach reading, spelling and writing; there is also theory on the building blocks of literacy. Delve into the understanding of dyslexia so that you can help identify these children and do some early intervention if possible.

All training materials which include multiple decks of cards will be couriered to participants. Included in the course fee will be reprintable teaching materials.  

Outline

  1. Building blocks of literacy, definition of dyslexia and symptoms of dyslexia in a preschooler
  2. Introduction to phonological and phonemic awareness
  3. How to teach phonemic awareness to preschoolers through activities and games:
    1. Rhyming
    2. Alliteration
    3. Phonological and phonemic segmentation
    4. Phoneme identification
    5. Phoneme manipulation
    6. Phoneme blending
  4. Letter-Keyword-Sound correspondence using a multisensory approach
  5. How to teach new phonograms
  6. How to teach handwriting using different mediums
  7. How to teach reading
  8. How to reach spelling
  9. Lesson planning

Speaker/s

Kimberly Loong

Kimberly has accumulated more than 20 years of experience as an academic therapist conducting intervention and remediation for children and adults with learning difficulties. She had her start with Dyslexia Association of Singapore as a teacher and was later promoted to Assistant Head Teacher and Centre Coordinator with additional duties as an assessor to conduct assessment and screening. She started MSL Centre in 2007 which has a strong reputation in Singapore for its customised therapy programmes for dyslexic children using the OG Approach. She is a Fellow-in-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (USA). She is also a facilitator for many programmes by The Hanen Centre (Canada), including ABC and Beyond. She was involved in a worldwide pilot for the I’m Ready programme. She has conducted training for therapists for more than 10 years. She also conducts Orton-Gillingham training for teachers for organisations : eg. Winstedt School and NTUC First Campus (Learning support department)

Special Offer

Participants are entitled to Early Bird Discounts for early sign up. Funding is also available for Singaporeans who are NTUC members.

Schedules

Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 08, 2022
Thu 09:00 AM — 05:00 PM
No. of Days: 2
Total Hours: 16
No. of Participants: 20
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Our training is now conducted via Zoom! Participants from all over the world can now join us easily.

Covid has thrown a spanner into our many years of training work and through much brainstorming and thinking, the team at MSL Centre devised a way to continue this training with the same efficacy as in classroom training through detailed planning, rewriting of the program so that more and more people can continue to benefit from the Orton-Gillingham Approach, despite not being able to travel. We continue to build in practice among participants via small groups with intense supervision by senior therapists of MSL Centre.

Our belief is that if Orton-Gillingham which is multisensory and systematic works to teach dyslexics who struggle with reading and writing, how much better would it be for kids who do not have this disability.

You will be seeing the child reading and writing faster than ever, picking up the skills which are fundamental to literacy.

We have devised the program and split it up into 2 separate sections :

MSL OG Preschool and 6 intensive followup workshops.

Please visit our website : www.literacywithmsl.com for more information

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