June Siew

Head of DAS Academy

June has more than a decade of working experience in the field of Specific Learning Difficulties. She is a Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia) and a qualified trainer with a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). Previously an educational therapist involved in dyslexia intervention,her earlier experiences augment her current role as a teacher educator and enable her to adopt a grounded perspective in her ideas and approach. June is passionate about making dyslexia work for dyslexics and believes that dyslexia can become their asset if we teach them how. She is committed to empowering parents, educators and schools with knowledge and practical skills so that students with dyslexia can be given the best support to thrive. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore and the University College London, Institute of Education (IoE) with a special interest in the topic of inclusion of children with mild learning difficulties in mainstream school.

 

June is a full-time lecturer in the following courses:

 

Diploma in Special Education (Dyslexia Studies)

- Teaching children with Specific Learning Differences using the OG Approach

 

Master of Arts in Special Educational Needs

- Dissertation

- Research Methodology

- Managing and Supporting Children and Young People with SEN (ADHD/CAMH/SEBD)

- Specific Learning Difficulties

- Understanding Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

 

Master of Arts in Specific Learning Differences

- Independent Study Unit (ISU)

- SpLD A Literacy Approach

- SpLD Diagnostic Screening Assessment

 

Specialist Diploma in Educational Therapy (English Support)

- Applied Educational Therapy

- Dyslexia and the Essential Literacy Approach

- Enhancing Classroom Instruction

 

Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences

- Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced English Literacy Skills

- Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching

- Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching

 

Highest Qualification:

Master of Arts (Specific Learning Differences), London Metropolitan University, UK

 

Teaching / Training Qualification:

PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, UK

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)

 

Publications:

Siew, H. L. J. (2017, February 24). Collective efforts important for education of special needs child. The Straits Times. Retrieved from: http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-on-the-web/collective-efforts-important-for-education-of-special-needs-child
Siew, J. (2016). Success of the DAS Academy. In A. Fawcett & D. Hewes (Eds.), DAS Handbook 2016 (pp. 381 - 390). Singapore: Dyslexia Association of Singapore.
Siew, H. L. J. (2015). Inhibitory control and literacy outcomes in preschoolers with and without risk of reading difficulty. In A. Fawcett & D. Hewes (Eds.), DAS Handbook 2015 (pp. 315 - 324). Singapore: Dyslexia Association of Singapore.
Siew, H. L. J. (2015). Educational therapy in Singapore: Towards professionalisation and professionalism. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 2(1), 55 - 62. Read here

Priscillia Shen

Assistant Head of DAS Academy

Priscillia Shen began her special education journey as an Educational Therapist at DAS and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of special educational needs, especially in dyslexia. Her previous experience working closely with SpLD learners has allowed her to take on a constructive and practical pedagogical approach. She believes in keeping up with current developments in the field to continually refine teaching practices and maintain professional passion. She is also a qualified trainer with the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ). While lecturing at the DAS Academy, she is currently pursuing Doctorate in Education (EdD) at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore and the Institute of Education (IOE) in UK, London. Her research interests are in dyslexia, Chinese language and Mathematics. She has been co-presenting papers on learning difficulties in Chinese language and Mathematics in relation to dyslexia at conferences since 2012.

 

Priscillia is a full-time lecturer in the following courses:

 

Diploma in Special Education (Dyslexia Studies)

- Creating an inclusive learning environment

- Dyslexia-Context; Assessment and Identification

- Teaching Children with Specific Learning Differences using the OG Approach

 

Master of Arts in Special Educational Needs

- Dissertation

 

Master of Arts in Specific Learning Differences

- Independent Study Unit (ISU)

- Research Method in Education

- Supporting Learners with Mathematics Difficulties

 

Specialist Diploma in Educational Therapy (English Support)

- Applied Educational Therapy

- Dyslexia and the Essential Literacy Approach

- Enhancing Classroom Instruction

 

Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences

- Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced English Literacy Skills

- Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching

- Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching

 

Highest Qualification:

Master of Arts (Specific Learning Differences), London Metropolitan University, UK

 

Teaching / Training Qualification:

PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, UK

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)

 

Publications:

Shen, P. (2018, July). Identifying Dyslexic-type Difficulties in English-Chinese Learners in Singapore. In Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, Vol5(2), 301. Singapore Dyslexia Association of Singapore
Shen, P. (2018, Jan).  Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Chinese Literacy Assessment tool for School Learners in Singapore. In Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, Vol5(1), 25 - 41. Singapore Dyslexia Association of Singapore
Shen, P. (2017, July). Developing a Dyslexia Screnning Assessment for English-Chinese bilingual Learners in Singapore . In Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, Vol4(2), 329. Singapore Dyslexia Association of Singapore
Shen, P. (2016, July). Dyslexia and Chinese Language in Singapore. In Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, Vol3(2), 325 - 326. Singapore Dyslexia Association of Singapore
Shen, P. (2014, July). Chinese Language and Remediation Support for Children with Dyslexia in Singapore. In Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, Vol1(2), 136 - 137. Singapore Dyslexia Association of Singapore