Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Orton-Gillingham Approach - Dyslexia Intervention Parenting Talk

I am happy that to have a change to attend "The Orton-Gillingham Approach - The Global Reference for Dyslexia Intervention" parenting talk with a group of parents at Altuz Academy. The talk is conducted by the fonder of Altuz Academy, Dr. Choy Su-Ling. It really make me understand and know what is mean by Dyslexia and to check is my kids have this problem. The center is going to help the parent that with Dyslexia kids where they have reading and recognized words problem.

The lack of expert instruction and proper intervention to rectify the reading problems of dyslexic children before they fall behind in traditional schooling can lead to irreparable harm, low self-esteem and a widening gap that becomes increasingly difficult to close.

This has negative societal implications and it is a crucial responsibility of parents to ensure that their dyslexic children are able to read proficiently to ensure their quality of life.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach, the highly structured evidence-based approach to teaching reading and recognized by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is now available in Malaysia with the opening of Altuz Academy, a premier education centre for dyslexia intervention.

All academic language therapists at the academy receive the vigorous training and supervised practicum accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and IDA.

"It is critically important that remedial specialists, educators and teachers working with dyslexic students be vetted, highly trained in an evidence-based approach with oversight and accountability. Literacy training should be comprehensive, accredited by an international organization and include a supervised practicum period. There should also be ongoing professional development for the sake of the children whom they work with," said founder of Altuz Academy, Dr. Choy Su-Ling.

Dr. Choy, together with centre manager Yap Jo Ling, created history in the international dyslexia community by being the fist two AOGPE-trained academic language therapists from Malaysia. They will continue to be observed and audited by the AOGPE to meet and maintain the high standards of teaching.

For more information, please visit Altuz Academy Facebook or call 603-2389 2265.

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