Recognised by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) of Singapore under the Early Intervention Roadmap as a training provider for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Are you looking for an evidence-based literacy programme based on Orton-Gillingham principles of multisensory and structured learning?
Based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach, the MSL OG Preschool Workshop is specially crafted to bring you through a logical sequence that leaves no gaps in the learning process. Best of all, the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching literacy skills benefits all types of learners—not just those who struggle.
The workshop caters to preschool teachers to help them in the classroom, and also to parents who want to teach their own children. It also serves as a foundation course for special education professionals who wish to be trained in the Orton-Gilllingham Approach.
In this workshop we cover multisensory skills to teach reading, spelling and writing; we also make sure that there is theory on the building blocks of literacy. We delve into the understanding of dyslexia so that preschool teachers can help identify these children and do early intervention if possible.
For parents, having armed with this knowledge of dyslexia, it will help them look out for signs and symptoms in their children and seek help early.
For educators looking at furthering their skills in Orton-Gillingham Approach to teach older children, we devised 6 additional workshops to cover all the areas in basic OG training
- Introduction of new phonograms and learned words (higher level)
- Spelling Rules
- Lesson planning for different age group and ability
What a special education professional say about our course:
“You and your team did a great job with the zoom training. The flow was so smooth and the breakout rooms made it so much easier for participants to ask questions and discuss with both the trainers and other participants too. Thank you so much to all of you for all your patience when it comes to answering my never-ending questions, and always giving such detailed and easy to understand explanations. Thank you so much for the effort your team has also put in when it came to making all the great materials for the course. Am definitely looking forward to try and put into practice what I’ve learnt from you in my work soon. ”
M.Y., Behavioural Therapist
- Building blocks of literacy, definition of dyslexia and symptoms of dyslexia in a preschooler
- Introduction to phonological and phonemic awareness
- How to teach phonemic awareness to preschoolers through activities and games:
- Phonological and phonemic segmentation
- Phoneme identification
- Phoneme manipulation
- Phoneme blending
- Letter-Keyword-Sound correspondence using a multisensory approach
- How to teach new phonograms
- How to teach handwriting using different mediums
- How to teach reading
- How to reach spelling
- Lesson planning
Our Team has a total combined experience of over 40 years in treating dyslexia. Led by Ms. Kimberly Loong, we actively use our knowledge and expertise to design and conduct courses aimed at providing participants with the necessary skills required to teach literacy, using the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Collectively, our team comprises of academic therapists with backgrounds in Psychology, Education and Special Education.
To date, corporate clients we have trained include :
- NTUC First Campus
- Epworth Community Services
- AWWA School
- TAVA by Talent Beacon
- Windstedt International School
- Shekou International School (China)
- SPD – Society for the disabled
- Singapore American School
- KK Women’s & Children’ Hospital
- United World College
- Tung Wah Group (Hong Kong)
- International School of Manila
The MSL OG Preschool Training Workshop qualifies for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding - for Company-sponsored or Self-sponsored
(Also known as Cat-B SSG Funded Courses)
Up to 70% SSG Funding and SkillsFuture credits eligible
NTUC members can further use UTAP funding for up to 50% of unfunded course fees! (capped at $250 or $500 for NTUC members above 40)
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