Dyslexia on the rise in Singapore

Spike may be due to increased awareness. But early diagnosis and management of dyslexia will help children reach their full potential

In the past, a child who has difficulty reading and writing may have been labelled stupid, but these days, more adults are aware that this could be a result of dyslexia.

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) has seen the number of students in one of its intervention programmes more than double over the last decade or so. Last year, 3,115 primary and secondary school children were enrolled in its Main Literacy Programme, up from 1,032 in 2007.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 31, 2019, with the headline ' Dyslexia on the rise here'. Subscribe