The EMBRACE DYSLEXIA campaign seeks to debunk common misconceptions about dyslexia, encourage dyslexic people to embrace their learning differences and to call organisations to take greater action in helping dyslexics by working with DAS. 

DO YOU EMBRACE DYSLEXIA?

Let’s EMBRACE DYSLEXIA, despite the challenges individuals with learning differences may have in learning, through determination, passion and willpower they can make a significant and meaningful contribution to Singapore.


EMBRACE DYSLEXIA LAUNCH – NOVEMBER 2014

The late Dr Jimmy Daruwalla, DAS President (1992 to 2016) shared his EMBRACE DYSLEXIA vision during his presentation speech at the Embrace Dyslexia Dinner held on 19 November 2014 at Hotel Jen, Singapore.

 “As we know, the only natural resource available to us in Singapore is human capital. 
We cannot afford to let even a single child fall by the wayside. 
This is not only because of an inability to read and write, but because dyslexia
also has several positive aspects and we need to mine these qualities” 

~ Late Dr Jimmy Daruwalla, DAS President (1992 to 2016) 


EMBRACE DYSLEXIA FEATURE VIDEOS

 The Embrace Dyslexia Dinner and Seminar are featured on our DAS Youtube Channel.

See more videos at this link: DAS Youtube Channel.

          

A NEW WORLD SHAPED BY DYSLEXICS:
THOMAS G. WEST PRESENTS AT THE
EMBRACE DYSLEXIA SEMINAR
(SINGAPORE)

 THE LATE DR JIMMY DARUWALLA
(DAS President, 1992-2016)
 Speech at Embrace Dyslexia
Dinner Celebration 
November 2014.

           EMBRACE DYSLEXIA:               
      UNLOCKING POTENTIAL          

 


SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - THOMAS G. WEST

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Our DAS Friend and Guest Speaker Thomas G. West, pictured here with Dr Jiajia (aka Chua Jin Sen) and his sister Chua Jin Zhu, has authored three books featured below:

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Thinking like Einstein In the Mind's Eye Seeing What Others Cannot See

Thomas has also written articles for our FACETS magazine, DAS Handbook and the Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences.

See his articles here:  

DAS Handbook 2014:
"Amazing Shortcomings, Amazing Strengths" - Beginning to Understand the Hidden Talents of Dyslexics
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences: 
"Amazing Shortcomings, Amazing Strengths" - Beginning to Understand the Hidden Talents of Dyslexics
 
The Gifts of Dyslexia: Talents Among Dyslexics and Their Families  2005
The Abilities of Those with Reading Disabilities: Focusing on the Talents of People with Dyslexia  Jul 1998
A future of reversals: Dyslexic talents in a world of computer visualization Dec 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author: Thomas G West:

For more information about Thomas G. West and his books see these links:

https://books.google.com.sg/books/about/Seeing_What_Others_Cannot_See.html?id=BOUpDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y&hl=en
https://krasnow.gmu.edu/trustees/biotw/

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOKS BY OTHERS ON POSITIVE DYSLEXIA

Embrace a Different Kind of Mind: Personal Stories of Dyslexia edited by Deborah Hewes Nov 2015
Clearly Different: Dyscovering the Differences by Dr William Wan and DAS Aug 2017
Dyslexia is my Superpower by Margaret Rooke Sept 2017
Positive Dyslexia by Rod Nicolson Apr 2015
The Successful Dyslexic: Identify the Keys to Unlock Your Potential by Neil Alexander-Passe Aug 2017
Dyslexics: Dating, Marriage & Parenthood by Neil Alexander-Passe Sept 2013
Dyslexia & Creativity Investigations from Differing Perspectives by Neil Alexander-Passe  Oct 2010
Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories by Margaret Rooke Jul 2016
History of Reading Struggles Linked to Enhanced Learning in Low Spatial Frequency Scenes Apr 2012
Upside of Dyslexia? Science Scant, but Intriguing Mar 2012
Visual-Spatial Strength in Dyslexia Jul 2011
Dyslexia linked to talent: Global visual-spatial ability Jun 2003
An eye for the unusual: Creative thinking in dyslexics Mar 1999