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Dyslexia Association of Sarawak provides tutoring for children who have dyslexia or other learning difficulties. Interested, please call our Learning and Resource Center at 082-242900 during office hours.

 


Online Dyslexia Course

Online Dyslexia Courses 

The Dyslexia Association of Sarawak will be conducting an online education course on dyslexia for interested parents and teachers.

Name of course: DYS 0288 Online Education Course on Dyslexia Series 9
Duration: 10 weeks
Course fees: RM500.00 per participant

E-Certificate of participation will be awarded.

We are now Open for registration for Series 9

Click here to read more.

Person to contact: Ms Josphine, 082-242900 


 


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 NEW-YEAR MESSAGE 2018
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DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION OF SARAWAK

NEW-YEAR MESSAGE 2018

 

Dear DASwk family and friends,

As 2018 comes, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the outstanding support, dedication and commitment you have given to DASwk. Our heartfelt thanks to our Patron, Datin Hjh Azerina Mohd Arip and to our Advisor, YB Dato Sri Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, Minister for Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development, Sarawak. Our deepest gratitude to our teaching and administrative staff. Our warmest appreciation to all parents, children, volunteers, interns, project partners, donors, sponsors and members of the public.

 

Undoubtedly, 2017 has been a remarkable year for us. Our mission to advocate for children and young adults with dyslexia and other learning disabilities has been gaining strong foothold among various government agencies, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, parents, teachers and the general public.

 

The following are some of the successes achieved this year:

 

·         Awarded the “Best NGO for 2017” by the Social Welfare Department of Sarawak.

·         Our SMARTER*phonics programme has been adopted by the state government and is currently being used in all pre-schools of the State Education Department.

·         We hosted an Art Exhibition and Workshop by renowned scribble artist, Mr Vince Low.

·         Our maiden big walk event “Walk with A Difference 2017” was a commendable success; thanks to the combined efforts of all those involved in its organisation.

 

Alongside the above successes, our existing programmes too have gained increasing support

and recognition from many sectors of our community. Among these programmes are:

·         Literacy for Social Inclusion Programme at SK Metalun, Baram in collaboration with Sarawak Energy Berhad.

·         Character Building Camp 2017 at Union Yes Retreat, Lundu for children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in collaboration with State Social Welfare Department.

·         6th Annual Rope Skipping Competition for individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in collaboration with the State Social Welfare Department, State Education Department, Sarawak State Library and UNIMAS Medical Society.

·         Literacy Enhancement Project for Bahasa Melayu and English among Inmates of Henry Gurney School, Puncak Borneo, Kuching in collaboration with the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development, State Education Department and Prisons Department.

·         Kem Literasi 3M (Membaca, Mengeja dan Menulis) at Bumi Jati Camp, Shah Alam upon invitation by Dyslexia Association of Selangor.

On another note, we remain steadfast in the realisation of our vision of establishing the Dyslexia

Learning Institute on a piece of land granted by the state government. This institute will offer more classrooms to the growing demand of many children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities and hostel facilities to families from outside Kuching. A big “Thank You” to all our donors and sponsors who have contributed generously towards our DASwk building fund project. We are still a long way off from achieving our target but we are committed and will continue vigorously to raise the required funds to build our institute. Please continue to support and help us realize this dream.

           

Let us remind ourselves that children with dyslexia are potentially gifted. At DASwk, we strive to ensure that “Every child can read and write at their age-appropriate and mental capacity level” and to give them the gift of literacy.

           

Happy New Year 2018!

 

Best wishes from The President, Executive Committee, members and staff of Dyslexia Association of Sarawak


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 Workshopn on foniks*PINTAR
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Workshop on foniks*PINTAR

an effective instructional program for all children to read and write in Bahasa Melayu


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 Online Education Course on Dyslexia Series 9
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Online Education Course on Dyslexia Series 9


Date: 7 January 2018

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About Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?


Dyslexia is a learning disability which causes difficulty to read and spell in children as well as adults. The word dyslexia means difficulty with written/printed words despite average/ above average intelligence and adequate opportunities for learning. The persons affected may have poor reading, spelling, numeracy and writing skills compared to the average non dyslexic peers. 

Dyslexia Association of Sarawak

Dyslexia Association of Sarawak (DASwk) is an NGO established and registered under the Registrar of Societies on April, 2007, to advocate for the needs of children and other individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

We reach out to children suffering from these difficulties by running awareness as well as intervention programs at our


In Malaysia, 4-10 % of students have been found to have the signs and symptoms of dyslexia.


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If you suspect your child may be at risk, you may seek consultation at the Dyslexia Association of Sarawak or Child Developmental Clinic, Jawa Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuching (phone 082-240694 for an appointment).

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