Thursday, August 2, 2018

Orton-Gillingham Approach | Dyslexia Intervention Malaysia

Did you know at least 1 in 10 people are throught to be affected by dyslexia? 
Dyslexia. Is it a condition or a disease? Well, let me clarify to you that dyslexia is actually a condition that can be corrected which is best to take action when they are still young. Dyslexia is not about understanding the condition, but it's more to understanding how the mind works. Thus with help of experts and proper intervention to rectify the reading problem of dyslexic children is necessary before they fall behind in traditional schooling which can lead to irreparable harm, low self-esteem and the widening gap that becomes increasingly difficult to close.

The location of Altuz Academy
It's sad to know that dyslexia is looked as a negative societal implication and it is crucial for parents to be aware of this condition to ensure that their children are able to read proficiently to ensure their quality of life. If you notice that your kids are having a problem with reading, it's about time you give them attention and see if they need further assistance in correcting the condition. Dyslexia is not a disease, but a condition that CAN be corrected, and of the places that can assist would be Altuz Academy located in Solaris Mt Kiara.

Teaching using phonograms
There are tons of different approaches to correct dyslexia, but at Altuz Academy, they mainly focus on using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which is highly structured in evidence-based, as an approach to teach reading. A plus note would be that it's also recognized by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), so you won't have to worry about the education system being unstructured. With Altuz Academy, taking solutions for dyslexia a step further, a premier education center for dyslexia intervention is now finally available in Malaysia. YAY!

The founders of the Orton Gillingham approach
The Orton-Gillingham approach was developed in 1920 by Dr. Samuel Orton, a doctor who first discovered the existence of dyslexia together with Anna Gillingham, a gifted teacher, and psychologist. If you are not aware, this approach has been supported by over 100,000 scientific studies over 70 years that conclusively showed that a reading approach should include five important pillars, namely phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Classes can be in private or in groups of 2-4 students
One technique of teaching using multisensory
Just for your information, all academic language therapists at the academy has gone through vigorous training and has done supervised practicum accredited by the  Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators which is reviewed by the International Dyslexia Association. Founder, Dr. Choy Su-Ling finds it critically important that remedial specialists, educators, and teachers are highly trained in an evidence-based approach with oversight and accountability.

With Dr. Choy Su-Ling
The centre is managed by Dr. Choy and Yap Jo Ling and has created history by being the first two AOGPE-trained academic language therapist from Malaysia. With aims to maintain the high standards of teaching, rest assured you can guarantee that your children are in good hands. Altuz Academy provides a powerful instructional approach that benefits students of all ages and abilities so that learning becomes a long life rewarding experience.

Altuz Academy
By Daniel Britton
If you may have a child who you suspect to have symptoms of dyslexia, or if you may know someone who may be suffering from the condition, feel free to drop by Altuz Academy for guidance from professionals to progressively have a solution for all your dyslexia worries. Let's make a difference together to make a change to give better guidance to those who have this dyslexia condition so that they are able to live a better lifestyle. Again, I'd like to emphasize that Dyslexia is not a disease, but a condition of how their mind works. They might also be smarter than you think too as they use some parts of the brain that some people don't commonly use.

Altuz Academy
9, 3rd Floor, Solaris Mt Kiara, Jln Solaris, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

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