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 DAS Publications and on the DAS BLOG.

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.


DAS Main Literacy Programme (MLP)
Parents' Orientation

MLP Parents' Orientation is conducted termly by the Parents Support Group (PSG) for all parents. Planned dates for MLP Parents' Orientation are made available on our website. Please look out for the notifications from our Learning Centres nearer to the dates. All parents of yet-to-be or newly enrolled students and any persons who might benefit are strongly encouraged to attend. This gives us an opportunity to welcome you and share information on how best to support your child. Our aim is to attempt to answer all your questions to the best of our ability and help make the transition smooth for your child.

Parents' orientation will help you understand how:

  • the DAS Main Literacy Programme supports your child with dyslexia,
  • your child's progress is monitored and shared with you and
  • you can also find out what else you can do to help your child.


DAS PO 2021 


This talk will benefit you regardless of whether your child is an existing student, is waiting for an assessment, waiting to be placed in a DAS class, or you are keen to know more about our programmes.

Due to the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, all of our Parent's Orientation will be conducted by Webinar until further notice.

ADMISSION IS FREE!  To register, call 6444 5700 or email [email protected]


MLP Parents' Orientation Webinar (10.30 am to 11.30 am)

Term 1
  • Saturday, 22 January 2022
 Term 2
  • Saturday, 9 April 2022
 Term 3
  • Saturday, 23 July 2022
 Term 4
  • Saturday, 8 October 2022

* The event dates may be subjected to change. 




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!


Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 12:30pm to 1:15pm Supporting Specific Learning Differences in the Classroom DAS International


Thursday, 4 March 2021 12:30pm to 1:15pm Maths is fun DAS Academy Bit.ly/DASACADEMYWEBINARS
Saturday, 13 March 2021 11.30 am to 12.30 pm iStudySmart Webinar DAS Bit.ly/DASINT-WEBINARS
Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:30pm to 1:15pm How to Manage Material, Time and Information for Secondary and Post Secondary Students DAS International Bit.ly/DASINT-WEBINARS
Saturday, 27 March 2021 10:30am to 11:30am MLP Parents' Orientation - "GET TO KNOW MLP" DAS TBA
Thursday, 1 April 2021 12:30pm to 1:15pm Chinese without Tears DAS Academy Bit.ly/DASACADEMYWEBINARS
TERM 2        
Saturday, 10 April 2021 2:00pm to 3:30pm PREP 2 PSLE Webinar - Gear Up for Upper Primary English DAS  Call 6444 5700

Saturday, 17 April 2021

10:30am to 11:30am MLP Parents' Orientation - "GET TO KNOW MLP" DAS TBA
Thursday, 22 April 2021 12:30pm to 1:15pm Transitioning confidently from Primary to Secondary Maths DAS International Bit.ly/DASINT-WEBINARS
Saturday, 24 April 2021 10.30 am to 11.30 am iStudySmart Webinar DAS Bit.ly/DASINT-WEBINARS
Saturday, 24 April 2021 2:00pm to 3:30pm PREP 2 PSLE Webinar - Tips and Strategies on Cloze Passage DAS Call 6444 5700
Thursday, 6 May 2021 12:30pm to 1:15pm Getting your Child's Attention DAS Academy Bit.ly/DASACADEMYWEBINARS
Thursday, 20 May 2021 12:00pm to 1:15pm Specialist Tutors share their learning Journey at DAS International DAS International Bit.ly/DASINT-WEBINARS
Saturday, 22 May 2021 10:30am to 11:30am MLP Parents' Orientation - "GET TO KNOW MLP" DAS TBA
TERM 3        
Thursday, 1 July 2021 12:30pm to 1:15pm Learn to Write with 'RITE' Approach

DAS Academy

Saturday, 17 July 2021 10:30am to 11:30am MLP Parents' Orientation - "GET TO KNOW MLP" DAS TBA
Saturday, 21 August 2021 10:30am to 11:30am MLP Parents' Orientation - "GET TO KNOW MLP" DAS TBA
Tuesday, 31 August 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm Raising Self-Esteem Through Arts DAS tinyurl.com/SDAART
TERM 4        
Saturday, 18 September 2021 10:30am to 11:30am MLP Parents' Orientation - "GET TO KNOW MLP" DAS TBA
Saturday, 13 November 2021 10:30am to 11:30am MLP Parents' Orientation - "GET TO KNOW MLP" DAS TBA


The DAS Parents’ portal provides access to Parents to do the following: 

  • Update students’ particulars such as school/level and contact details.

  • Apply for services such as SPLD Assessments/Review Assessments and Profiling by accessing the Main Application Form

  • Apply for DAS Programmes such as Math, Chinese, Speech and Drama Arts, ArtVenture, iStudySmart, iReach AND MORE!

  • Apply for a Bursary or the renew their current Bursary


Soon the DAS Parents’ Portal will allow Parents to view:

  • Their child’s attendance

  • Communications such as their child’s assessment report, progress reports and monthly performance updates received from his/her Educational Therapist

  • Register for Events and Activities at DAS


Having issues accessing the DAS Parents' Portal - Click here for assistance


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.





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


  • 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 75% attendance each term and should not miss more than 5 hours in a term in order to remain on the programme and/or be eligible for subsidized rates.
  • Please note that DAS and MOE will conduct a review of your child's progress before his/her 48, 72 and 96 months on the Main Literacy Programme to determine if he/she has reached specific achievement points to be eligible for continued MOE funding.
  • Please be advised that each child is eligible to attend only one MOE-funded programme. Parents are therefore required to inform 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-funded DAS Main Literacy Programme.


  • Your child must be punctual for all his/her classes.
  • 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.
  • Request for changes to the 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 a 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.
  • For quality assurance and training purposes, DAS may make video recordings of its classes.
  • In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, during the term, DAS classes may be required to be conducted online at short notice as mandated or recommended by the relevant government agencies. Parents/Guardians are advised to provide support and devices to their child/ward to attend online classes when required. 



  • 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.
  • Full term fees are payable even if a child withdraws mid-term. There will be no refund of fees paid.



  • In order to graduate from the Main Literacy Programme, please note that your child must be a current student till 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 and/or the Ministry of Education (MOE).
  • You will be liable for any damaged or lost DAS library books.
  • DAS accepts no responsibility nor 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.
  • If there are any changes to citizenship or the school attended by your child, please inform DAS immediately. Upon notification, if there are any change to the fees payable by your child, it will take effect from the following term only.



In accordance with the PDPA Act, I give consent to DAS to collect, use and disclose mine and my child’s personal data and educational information 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.
  • for requesting continued funding support from the Ministry of Education (MOE). Information such as literacy needs, intervention plans, progress at DAS, reports from DAS and other ancillary services will be shared with MOE.
  • for collaboration with school teachers and Allied Educators and providing them with needful information such as literacy needs, intervention plans, progress at DAS, reports from DAS and other ancillary services. This is to ensure that your child obtains timely, appropriate and uninterrupted learning support.

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



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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.


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. 


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.


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


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


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 [email protected]


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!




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.



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.