The SpLD Assessment Services (SAS) serves as a gateway to DAS programmes and intervention. SAS conducts close to 1000 SpLD assessments every year. Besides assessments, SAS also provides consultations and talks to support the ongoing development of people with specific learning difficulties, including those beyond dyslexia.
SAS believes in providing support to those who struggle with learning, regardless of their backgrounds.
We support all age groups, from preschool learners to working adults.
Our psychologists determine the learner’s profile as each learner has his/her own unique profile with their individual strengths and weaknesses. For children who go on to receive learning support at the DAS, it is vital that SAS psychologists differentiate the child’s learning needs even after the diagnosis. This enables DAS educational therapists to select appropriate educational goals that target the child’s needs closely.
SAS also provides clarity to adults grappling with the challenges of specific learning difficulties through consultations to guide them on the next steps. In line with our belief that support should be accessible, bursaries are available for those who need them. Increasingly, we support students in higher learning, and it isn’t uncommon for us to see students at this level seeking assessment services to support their successful learning journey.
We seek to profile the needs of every learner, and for them to discover and understand their potential.
I am writing to thank the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) for all you do for the special needs community in Singapore, and specifically, for my family.
Your testing services and experts helped set us on the right path to getting the assessment and help that my son needs. Before coming to DAS, my husband and I were at a loss as to where to seek reliable and professional help for my son. We weren’t even certain where to begin looking. Luckily for us, we were told to look up DAS.
We really appreciate the fact that we could refer our son to you for testing without needing another medical or educational professional to support the referral. The said professionals we consulted all neglected the signs that something was amiss.
Although the tests showed that my son was not dyslexic, they did surface some unusual results. Most importantly, your psychologist not only recommended that we consider having him tested for autism, but she also recorded that opinion in her official report. With that crucial recommendation in hand, we were able to secure a polyclinic doctor’s referral to the Child Guidance Clinic at the Health Promotion Board. The fact that DAS is a well-respected, non-profit organisation went a long way in ensuring that the polyclinic doctor took our son’s case seriously.
Our son was eventually diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This led to him receiving the therapy and educational accommodations he needs.
In short, although my son’s condition did not fall under the direct purview of DAS, your organisation and its people were pivotal for him to eventually get the support he needs.
And for that, my family and I are most grateful.
Mrs Eileen Aung-Thwin