Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that makes it very difficult for people to read, write and/or spell. It has nothing to do with the person’s intelligence. Often, weaknesses may be seen in areas such as of language development, memory and sequencing. Having dyslexia does not mean that your child’s ability to learn is below average.


In fact, many people with dyslexia are smart and motivated to learn. But not being able to read well can make many areas of learning a problem. Dyslexia describes a different kind of mind, sometimes gifted and productive, that learns differently.


Founding President, DAS Executive Committee


The Executive Committee, Management and Staff of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) offer sincere condolences to the family of Dr Jimmy Daruwalla who passed away 6 July 2016.

Condolence messages and donations may be made at any of the DAS Learning Centres from now to Saturday, 30th July 2016. 

Dr Daruwalla was the founding President of DAS when it was first registered in 1991 and continued in this role for 25 years. The success of DAS would not have been possible without his dynamic leadership and contribution over the years. Dr Daruwalla's passion to provide the best possible support for students with dyslexia has resulted in the growth of DAS into the organisation it is today that supports thousands of children with dyslexia.

Dr Daruwalla saw dyslexia as an asset. He wanted to ensure that the stigma surrounding the difficulties that children with dyslexia have in education is removed and that by embracing the strengths and talents of these children and providing the support that they need to succeed, they will make a greater difference in the fabric of Singapore's progress.

Embrace Dyslexia and may Dr Daruwalla's legacy continue to grow.

All donations received till December 2016 will be placed into the Dr Jimmy Daruwalla Fund.



Embrace a Different Kind of Mind:
Personal Stories of Dyslexia.

Edited by Deborah Hewes.