WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?

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.

Click here to understand more about dyslexia.

Early Intervention is Vital

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.

 

We organise regular talks for our DAS parents to provide a supportive community, sharing tips and strategies to help their child better in their studies. Join us for our upcoming talks! 

Centre  Date Time  Topic Registration
Tampines 9 April, Tuesday 7 pm to 8 pm  Grammar - Getting it Right Sign up here
Queenstown 13 April, Saturday 2 pm to 3 pm Cloze the Deal - Helping your child manage Compre Cloze Passage Sign up here
Parkway Parade 20 April, Saturday 12 pm to 1 pm Cloze the Deal - Helping your child manage Compre Cloze Passage Sign up here
Bishan  26 April, Friday 7 pm to 8 pm Cloze the Deal - Helping your child manage Compre Cloze Passage Sign up here
Serangoon 27 Apr, Saturday 11 am to 12.30 pm Tips on helping your child at home Sign up here
Chinatown Point 27 Apr, Saturday 10 am to 11.30 am Supporting your child with Maths problems Sign up here

There are limited slots available for these talks, sign up fast! You can call 6444 5700 for more info!

 

 

DAS PARENTS' HANDBOOK 2019

 

DAS Parents Handbook 2019 Page 01

DAS Parents' Terms and Conditions of Service.

Dyslexia Association of Singapore (“DAS”) reserves the right to update and revise the Terms and Conditions of Service below as and when necessary. 


CLASS

  • Your child must be punctual for all his/her classes.
  • As MOE pays for approximately 50% of the tuition fees for the Main Literacy programme and/or you have obtained financial assistance from DAS, your child must maintain at least 85% attendance each term and should not miss more than 3 consecutive hours in a term in order to remain in the programme.
  • As fees payable are on per term and not per class basis, for any class that falls on a gazetted public holiday, school holiday and DAS closure days such as Teacher’s day and eve of National Day, there will be no replacement or refund of classes. However, make up classes will be conducted if DAS cancels any other scheduled classes for whatever reasons.
  • Written withdrawal notification of at least 4 weeks must be given to DAS and all withdrawals will only take effect at the end of each term.
  • Full-term fees are payable even if a child withdraws midterm. There will be no refund of fees paid.
  • Request for changes to class schedule is subject to availability.For the Main Literacy Programme (“MLP”) and SES Preschool Programme – Your child will have only one (1) hour of the lesson (instead of the normal two (2) hours) during the Meet-The-Parents (MTP) week held at the end of Term 2 and Term 4 of each calendar year. There will be no make-up class for the one hour lesson used for MTP.
  • For SES Speech Drama and Arts Programme (“SDA”), there will be a student performance held at the end of each calendar year instead of MTP.
  • Please be advised that each child is eligible to attend only one MOE-funded programme. Parents are therefore required to inform the DAS if your child is attending the School-based Dyslexia Remediation (SDR) programme or if there is an intention to enrol the child in SDR as each child is only entitled to attend either the SDR or MOE aided MLP programme. 


FEES

  • All term fees will be collected via GIRO.
  • Late payment charges will be imposed. Please ensure prompt payment of fees as this may affect the continuation of your child’s classes.
  • Should you require financial assistance, please contact your Centre Manager.


OTHERS

  • In order to graduate from the Main Literacy Programme, please note that your child must be a current student until the end of his / her graduating year.
  • To better collaborate with professionals involved in your child’s education, DAS reserves the right to notify your child’s enrolment and his/her progress in DAS with your child’s school.
  • You will be liable for any damaged or lost DAS library books.
  • DAS accepts no responsibility or liability for losses/damages of any personal property or injury to person/s within DAS premises.
  • Parents and/or guardians will accept full liability for any damage caused by the student to DAS property.
  • Parents/Caregivers are advised to send/pick up their child 10 minutes before/after class.
  • In the event your child is unwell or injured, DAS staff may administer basic first aid as it deems necessary. Should your child require more than basic first aid, DAS will call for emergency medical services and the parent/main caregiver/emergency contact (as provided to DAS) will be notified accordingly. 


PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT

I give consent to DAS to collect, use and disclose mine and my child’s personal data for the following purposes:

  • to notify me of relevant events or activities organised by DAS.
  • to utilise pictures/videos/materials with regards to your child for training and research purposes. 

 

Disclaimer: DAS may at its sole discretion, without prior notice, deny or terminate its services without assigning any reasons.

DAS PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP (PSG)

The DAS Parent Support Group (PSG) was formed to provide support for parents of the students at DAS. It aims to organise inspirational sharing sessions with successful dyslexics, fun-filled activities just for DAS Students, their parents and even for the whole family. Be part of the PSG.

BE MORE ENGAGED

As a PSG member, you are more likely to be an informed and involved parent. You will also be building rapport with educators and supporting DAS's initiatives. 

BE PART OF A NETWORK

We understand that parenting a child with learning differences is challenging. The PSG provides a platform for you to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents.

INCREASE YOUR GROWTH

Gain valuable experiences and grasp new opportunities, to support your child more effectively.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Provide DAS with feedback to make positive recommendations for change in our organisation.

BE A ROLE MODEL

By becoming a PSG member, you will demonstrate the importance you place on education and enhance your bond with your child.


PSG organised meetings/events are made known through our PSG Facebook and emails to parents.

The PSG Facebook group is a private group for DAS Parents and access is by invitation only.

If you would like to join the DAS PSG, please email to psg@das.org.sg

HELPING PARENTS

The more that parents understand their child's learning difference the better they are to advocate for their child and to support them at home. 

Parents can upgrade themselves to better support their child. Read on to learn more!

 

DAS ACADEMY

 

The DAS Academy is a Private Education Institution (PEI) registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) - part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), and has achieved a 4-year validity period, under the committee’s Enhanced Registration Framework.

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.

The DAC Academy formed a partnership with the University of South Wales, UK in 2013 to launch the Master of Arts in Special Educational Needs (MA SEN). Accredited by the University of South Wales and jointly delivered by the DAS Academy, this programme has been well received by both educators and caregivers of people with special educational needs since its launch.

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 skills and strategies required to enable learners with SpLD reach their true potential.

Having established a good professional standing in the field of SpLD, Das Academy works in collaboration with the government, educational and professional bodies to empower individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of people with SpLD.

 

REGISTER OF EDUCATIONAL THERAPISTS (ASIA)

 
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 three distinguished members - Dr Kate Saunders, Ms 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.

Join RETA and make a difference in the lives of children with Specific Learning Difference. Click here to visit the RETA website.