How Parents Can Help


Dyslexia can be diagnosed very early. As a parent, you know your children best and are often the first ones to notice that your child has challenges in learning.  Parents are the best advocates for their child and partnering with educators can provide the best support for their educational Progress.

Tips for parents can be found in the DAS Parents Handbook, in the DAS BLOG.

Parents can also learn about their child’s learning differences by taking workshops and courses at DAS Academy.  They can also utilise funding to do this.  The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) is available to all DAS Parents.  


The more that parents understand their child’s learning differences the better they are to advocate for their child and to support them at home. Parents can upgrade themselves to better support their child.    


Early identification and early intervention are vital. Children with dyslexia are often unable to reach their full potential due to their learning differences and may be frustrated with learning. Early identification and intervention can enhance his learning experiences. For a parent, nothing can be more satisfying than seeing your child beam with confidence. Help your child develop a more positive learning experience and boost his self-esteem.

Parents, you play an important role and your child will thank you for it, we thank you too!

Dyslexia can only be formally diagnosed through an assessment by an educational or specialist psychologist.

If your child shows some of these signs & symptoms of a learning difference like dyslexia, please send your child for an assessment. To find out more about psycho-educational assessments at DAS, please click here.


DAS Academy is led by a multi-disciplinary team that has extensive experience in providing direct support to people with specific learning differences (SpLD), the lecturers are able to use their skills and expertise in the design and delivery of the programmes offered by the DAS Academy. These programmes provide an academic pathway in the field of SpLD from foundation to postgraduate levels.

Working with professional and educational bodies in Singapore and the region, the DAS Academy is committed to the professional development of teachers and staff in schools, to equip them with the skills and strategies required to enable learners with SpLD to reach their true potential.

DAS Academy provides workshops and courses to help parents equip themselves with the skills and information to support your child.  In an article by Dr June Siew, Head of DAS Academy, she states…

The DAS Academy is your partner as you journey with children with dyslexia. Our belief is that if a child cannot learn the way we teach, we teach them the way they learn.  Our training courses can help you to navigate and discover dyslexia, and experience how dyslexia can become a powerful vehicle for these children. It is our hope that one day, these children would be able to say, “I would not have come so far had it not been for my dyslexia.”   Read more…

 Find out more about the courses and workshops available to you,




RETA is the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia). It is an initiative by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and is advised by a panel of two distinguished members – Dr Geetha Shantha Ram and Professor Angela Fawcett.

RETA was formed to connect practitioners in the field of Specific Learning Differences and Education while recognising their professional status and endorsing their qualifications at the same time.  Practitioners on the RETA website can offer services for private consultation.  

Please refer to the RETA website for more info: