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St. Andrews International School Bangkok Partnership with Dyslexia Thailand

13 February 2017

“Students who have dyslexia or a language based learning difference are among the bravest people in the world. Every day they face challenges at school – challenges most teachers and students could never comprehend – but they return day after day. If you know a student who has dyslexia or a language-based difference, they deserve your utmost respect and support. People that brave have the potential to be the leaders of tomorrow”.

Dominique Perry, Founder of Dyslexia in Thailand

The Dyslexia Thailand Orton Gillingham (OG) Program is leading the way in education for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences in the Asia Pacific region. We are the only organisation to embed a 100% dyslexic program in a main stream school setting, and we employ the only accredited Orton Gillingham teachers in Thailand.

The aim of Dyslexia Thailand is to provide high quality education that supports the unique needs of each individual child, developing his or her skills in all core areas alongside literacy and language development. By embedding appropriate teaching strategies and evidence-based intervention in all core subjects, students can experience success, and ultimately gain confidence and the skills and tools to reach their full potential. Once students are equipped with the study skills and learning strategies necessary for independent learning, students can transition back into mainstream classes with reduced support from the OG program, and ultimately go on to further education and/or a successful career.

The OG teaching model incorporates one-to-one intensive intervention that is built into the academic schedule, allowing the individual needs of each student to be met and continually assessed and monitored. Teachers of the dyslexia program, who are experienced in teaching students with literacy and language differences, also teach the core subjects which allows for the transfer of skills learnt during the OG sessions into the classroom, a skill that is often difficult for dyslexic students.

Alongside addressing each student’s language-based needs, we aim to develop the special gifts and talents each student possesses. Learning is structured, sequential, individualised and student-centered – an approach that recognises the unique struggles and strengths of each student and enables our students to gain the confidence they need to be successful.

 

BENEFITS OF THE FULL-TIME PROGRAM:

  • The OG approach is based on scientific evidence and practices validated over the past 70 years.
  • Evidence based teaching methods for dyslexic students are utilised in all subjects.
  • The students are no longer wading through too-difficult material or getting lost in large classes.
  • There is no embarrassment for students performing in front of others in the class.
  • The teachers understand the difficulties dyslexic students face, not only in reading and writing, but also in organisation, memory and language processing.
  • The teaching builds on the interests and strengths of each student to develop self-esteem and confidence.
  • Student progress is monitored daily and instruction is modified to address the developing skills of each individual.
  • Teachers encourage and foster metacognitive learning strategies to help students understand the way they learn - they think about their thinking.
  • Dyslexia Thailand sees the development of independent, confident learners as a priority.

Dyslexic students are bright, resourceful and creative, but often lack the tools they need to reach their full potential. We have helped students gain those tools, build their confidence, and learn and love school again. Importantly, they will be part of a school program that understands them, where they share the similar frustrations and experiences to other students and where they feel they are not alone.

Programs available at Dyslexia Thailand @ St. Andrews International School Bangkok

 

INTENSIVE PROGRAM:

  • OG 1:1 intensive intervention for 45min – 1hr per day
  • Core lessons in social studies, math and language arts taught by experienced dyslexia specialists.
  • Study skills sessions (Elementary)

INTEGRATION PROGRAM:

  • OG 1:1 intensive intervention for 45min – 1hr per day
  • Support sessions for core subjects that are taught in mainstream (10 + sessions per week)

INTERVENTION:

  • OG 1:1 intensive intervention for 45min – 1hr per day

 

For further information please contact Mike Duly.