Together with Singapore’s Enabling Masterplan, many students with dyslexia who have received specialist support and intervention in primary and secondary schools have progressed to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL).

However, dyslexia is a life-long learning difference. Continued support and the availability of resources are critical in enabling these students to cope with the academic rigour and expectations at the tertiary level. There are also some students whose learning challenges only become apparent when they embark on their tertiary education.

Therefore, identifying these students through dyslexia screenings (probability of dyslexia) and assessments (a formal diagnosis) is important in providing the necessary specialist support to help them better cope with their learning challenges.

DAS hopes to extend our support to students in Institutes of Higher Learning with specific learning differences who have yet to be identified or may continue to experience challenges in their learning.

For more information, contact DAS customer service hotline at 6444 5700 (Mon – Fri, 9:00am to 5:30pm) or email [email protected].

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With hard work and specialist intervention, our students have been able to cope and manage their dyslexia in school, but tertiary education comes with a different set of challenges.

Let’s debunk any misconceptions about dyslexia in higher learning and learn how we can support these students! 

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Learning in primary and secondary school is definitely a challenge for students with dyslexia. But what happens after that? Do they still have the same struggles?

Watch our videos on Dyslexia in Higher Learning.


DAS has collaborated with Lim Hoon Foundation to raise awareness and provide pivotal support for students with dyslexia and other co-occurring learning difficulties in Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). Lim Hoon Foundation is a charitable trust and one of their primary objectives is to promote academic achievement for all students. The Foundation also believes that everyone is entitled to a holistic education. 

The 360 Degrees Pact Project is therefore launched by DAS in collaboration with Lim Hoon Foundation Limited with an objective to identify and maximise the potential of IHL learners with dyslexia.

The project aims to provide extensive support for all IHL learners with or at risk of dyslexia through:

  • Free awareness talks
  • Free dyslexia screening of Year 1 IHL students.
  • Free or subsidised dyslexia assessment for needy students who meet criteria
  • Free or subsidised intervention through the iStudySmart™ programme for needy students who meet criteria

*The above are limited based to the funding available and utilised.

 To achieve this, the Lim Hoon Foundation Limited has committed to fund the 360 Degrees Pact Project and provide financial support for IHL learners with or at risk of dyslexia from low income families.


lhf das eventMr. Andy Lim, Director of LHF presenting the cheque to Mr. Eric Lee, President of DAS.
From left to right: Chew Gek Kim, Kevin Kwek, Andy Lim, John Lim, Vincent Chen, Eric Lee, Chew Kwee San, Joanna Yap

For more information on the project, download the Dyslexia in Higher Learning Booklet.


It isn’t uncommon for us to see students in higher learning seeking assessment services to support their successful learning journey.

DAS SpLD Assessment Services (SAS) believes in providing support to those who struggle with learning, regardless of their backgrounds. Our psychologists determine the learner’s profile as each learner has his/her own unique profile with their individual strengths and weaknesses. SAS provides clarity to individuals grappling with the challenges of specific learning difficulties through consultations to guide them on the next steps.

We seek to profile the needs of every learner, and for them to discover and understand their potential.

DAS also offers FREE dyslexia screening for Year 1 IHL students.

Take our Dyslexia Screening Checklist HERE

To find out more about the DAS assessments, click here.

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Lessons from the iStudySmart™ programme are delivered through a blended learning approach where it combines both scheduled online consultation sessions – to provide personalised feedback and e-learning – where content is easily accessible online for students to learn and progress at their own pace.

The objectives of the programme includes bridging the gap in intervention and resources for students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) at the tertiary level, developing students to become self-directed, independent and responsible learners, and building a strong foundation in them to excel and fulfill their future goals and aspirations.

To find out more about the programme, click here.

Watch the latest iStudySmart final presentations by our students below!

Testimonials from Sec Students and Parents

“The iStudySmart™ journey has been beneficial to me in executing each task and further improvement of my reports. Most importantly, in order to ace the presentation, I learned a new technique to do research and hence gathered all the necessar[y] information via on Trello site. With this, the iStudySmart™ program[me] is worth exploring for students to be better in their stud[ies].”

IHL Student

“In iStudySmart™, I learnt many things that were helpful in poly[technic] from presentation skills to time management. It’s a great place for students graduating from secondary school. Time management modules have been very eye-opening and helped me handle my heavy school workload now.”

IHL Student

“The iStudySmart™ programme has taught me ways to manage my time like using an app called Trello to manage things from school to personal works. Additionally, it gave me insight as to how I should set my goals which has enabled me to navigate better through my studies. Besides that the iStudySmart™ programme has taught me what is important/required in a speech and how to structure it well alongside with the use of slides. Thus, these are the valuable takeaways I have gained [by] attending this programme.”

IHL Student

“I wish we had known about [the iStudySmart™] programme much earlier. The title of the programme speaks for itself. iStudySmart™ has equipped my daughter with the skills and tools to manage her time better, prioritise and break down tasks into manageable ones as well as tools to plan and organise. This has helped with reducing and coping with stress. At the end of the course, the students were guided to apply their research, writing and presentation skills taught on the programme. The programme has not only equipped my daughter with the skills but also built her confidence through the patience, understanding and encouragement received from her facilitator.”

Parent of IHL Student


DAS serves to elevate public awareness and understanding of dyslexia in higher learning through awareness talks. We have been actively liaising with various Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) to arrange for FREE awareness talks in the hopes of empowering different groups of audience.


DAS conducted an awareness talk at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) on 8 November 2022 for students and staff to learn more about dyslexia and some of the challenges faced by IHL students with dyslexia.


On 28 February 2023, DAS delivered an awareness talk for staff and students from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), sharing more about dyslexia and the difficulties experienced by IHL students with dyslexia.