Preschool Seminar 2020

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM [SST]

11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore, 408601, Singapore


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Event Information

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM [SST]

About the Event

Back for the 8th year, the Preschool Seminar 2019 is organised by Preschool professionals from Specialised Educational Needs (SES), a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. 

Preschool practitioners from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore will share about educating the young ones and also tips and tricks to support the weaker learners. Featuring two keynote speakers who will discuss learning and social-emotional competence in young children, the Preschool Seminar 2019 also includes 4 breakout workshops in various topics.

Join us for the Preschool Seminar 2019 if you are a parent, educator or anyone working with preschool children who may benefit from some of these learning strategies.


*Payment and cancellation policy:

1. Payment is required at least 2 weeks before the event to confirm the ticket.

2. The ticket is non-refundable.

3. A change of participants is allowed up to 5 working days before the event. However, the workshops registered cannot be changed.


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About the Organizer

ABOUT DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE (DAS) Our Mission: Helping Dyslexic People Achieve Our Goal: To build a world class organisation dedicated to helping dyslexic people, those with specific learning differences and reaching out to the region. Registered in 1991, the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is today a vibrant voluntary welfare organisation with over 240 full-time staff who provide a wide array of services for dyslexics not only in Singapore but in the region. DAS Educational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Specialist Psychologists provide support for over 3,000 preschool, primary and secondary school students in 13 centres all over Singapore. Besides the main literacy programme, DAS also offers support in Mathematics, Chinese, English Exam Skills and Speech and Drama Arts. Increasingly, DAS will provide support for dyslexics who also suffer from other specific learning differences such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia, dyscalculia and non-verbal learning differences.


Event Speakers

Dr Sylvia Choo
Department of Child Development, KK Women's & Children's Hospital

Event Schedule

  • March 17, 2020
09:05 AM
09:50 AM

Keynote 1: Building Executive Functioning Skills in Children


Executive function has been a buzzword in child development for some time now. But what exactly is executive functioning? A commonly used analogy is the air traffic control system in an airport managing the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways. In the brain, the ability to hold onto and work with information, focus thinking, filter distractions and switch gears are the capacities that scientists term executive function and self-regulation. We will explore how these skills are important and relate to child development, what constitutes executive function at the different ages in childhood and specifically, its relationship to learning, behaviour and emotions, social relationships and function, and longer range outcomes – like school achievement, good health and successful work. It is also reported that children aren’t born with these skills – they are born with the potential to develop them, and this full range of abilities continues to grow and mature throughout childhood and into early adulthood. We will also look into how we can provide the support that children need to build these skills, both at home and in preschool.

09:55 AM
10:40 AM

Keynote 2: Gifted and Challenged: Do these children really exist?


Have you heard of young children who are exceptionally able in some areas but struggle with basic literacy, behavioural or social skills? Or perhaps, you’ve noticed that they are in your classrooms? Gaining some attention in recent years, children who appear to fit into both ends of the spectrum are being referred to as Twice-exceptional (2e). This keynote begins with a discussion of the current literature on the term 2e and possible identification methods suggested by researchers and practitioners internationally. It then presents the challenges and benefits of being sensitive to the presence of such children in the preschool classroom. Finally, the presentation seeks to explore 2e in the Singapore preschool context. Through this keynote, the audience can expect to be more familiar with the global perspectives on gifted and challenged learners, consider if such children exist in their classrooms and reflect on practices of identification, intervention and resource utilisation suggested by the literature.

10:40 AM
10:50 AM
10:50 AM
11:50 AM

Lunch Break


Participants can take this time to view booths on display

12:00 PM
01:00 PM

Workshop One


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01:10 PM
02:10 PM

Workshop Two


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