Veena Jayanth

Veena Jayanth

  • Senior Specialist Teacher
  • Rex House Learning Centre

'If a child can't learn the way we teach then we should teach the way he/she learns'.

This has been my personal mission as a special educator.

As a post-graduate in English, closely followed by a Bachelor's in Education, I launched into my teaching career handling English and Social-Studies for Secondary and Senior Secondary classes. As a classroom teacher, I was aware that every child had a very unique style and pace of learning. My Diploma in Special Education paved the way towards helping children with specific learning differences attain their potential. Having been a classroom teacher on one hand and a special Educator working on Curriculum-based remediation on the other meant that I could link the learning expectations posed by the curriculum to the working style of the child. The Curriculum-Based Remediation works keeping in mind the child's strengths and choosing strategies that maximizes the potential. The results have been almost instantaneous reflecting on the performance and self-confidence of the child.


Having worked with children from different countries in various International schools in Singapore I am familiar with the various aspects of the curriculum. I have worked with children with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and mild ASD and have been successful in helping them cope with the mainstream curriculum. Working with children has extended to other interests like Storytelling at the NLB and leading predominantly student-based tours at the Asian Civilization Museum.

Being fluent in French and other Indian languages like Tamil, Hindi, Kannada helps to connect better with the children wherever there is a need. Travelling, reading and Photography take up my free time and practising taichi regularly keeps my mind and body in good shape.

QUALIFICATIONS

1988- B.A (English Literature) Madras University
1990- M.A (English Literature) Madras University
1994 –B.Ed. (English and Special English) Annamalai University)
1997-98 Diploma in Special Education, (Specific Learning Disabilities and Integrated Education) Bangalore, India
2007 Diplome in French, Alliance Francaise Bangalore, India
2008 The Orton Gillingham programme (English) Singapore
2009-10 The Docent training programme, The Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
2016- Trained at the Library as a storytelling volunteer as part of the Friends of the library programme NLB Singapore
2017- 2018 Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences DAS

Certificate in Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching DAS
Certificate in Educational Psychology DAS
Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching (SpLD) DAS
Certificate in Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced English Literacy DAS
Certificate in Understanding Speech and Language Impairment DAS
Certificate in IEP Planning for SpLD Learners DAS

PUBLICATIONS

Case Study on Curriculum-Based Remediation

Spotlight on Specialist Teaching at DAS International Webinars

The Importance of Executive Functioning Skills in a Child with SPLD - Feb 2023

How Curriculum-Based Remediation Supports Your Child Part 2 - Aug 2021

How Curriculum-Based Remediation Supports Your Child Part 1 - July 2021

"If a child can’t learn the way we teach then we should teach the way he/she learns."