Join us for the official opening of our new learning centre at Serangoon! There will be free screening available, call 6444 5700 to arrange! 

 

Guest-of-Honour: Mr Seah Kian Peng
Special Guest is Mrs Goh Chok Tong, Patron of DAS

A5 FLYER

We are a team of professionals working together to provide the best possible service from identification of dyslexia and other learning differences and providing the most suited remediation for our students.  Our teachers are referred to as Educational Therapists because they go beyond delivering lessons,  they  design, implement and evaluate interventions catered to individual needs.  Our lessons are not mass produced but individually tailored.  

We work together to bring out the best in our children.  

  • Educational Therapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Educational Advisors
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • EduTech representatives

 

WHAT DO WE ASSESS FOR?

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore helps students who are:

  • Primary one to Secondary 5
  • Diagnosed with dyslexia

 

We also help adults who struggle with literacy. 

The Main Literacy Programme (MLP) provides a comprehensive and quality curriculum to support students with dyslexia facing literacy challenges. The MLP curriculum integrates key essential learning components that are crucial in remediating students with learning difficulties and these recommended areas of instruction are adapted from the National Reading Panel, 2000.

 

the MLP HOUSE

 

 

ENROLMENT

 

Enrolment The Enrolment Process

Who we can help

  • Singaporeans in mainstream school
  • Primary one to Secondary 5
  • Diagnosed with dyslexia

 

Profiles of students

Banding of students on the Main Literacy Programme (MLP):

  • MLP supports learners with a diagnosis of dyslexia.
  • All students upon entry to MLP will be banded according to abilities and profiles based on their psychological report. Subsequently, the progress of the students will be based on the curriculum-based assessments conducted twice a year, in Terms 2 and 4.

 

 Band How MLP helps
studentbanding2 Band A

Band A covers emergent literacy skills and students who are assigned to be in this band typically have language or cognitive weaknesses that co-occur with their dyslexia.

studentbanding3 Band B Band B covers functional literacy skills and students who are placed in this band would likely have fairly developed language skills (e.g., verbal scores above 80) but significant basic literacy difficulties (reading and spelling scores less than 80).
studentbanding1 Band C Band C covers functional to advanced literacy skills and students who are placed in this band would likely have fairly developed language skills and some functional literacy skills but continue to struggle with reading fluency, reading comprehension and composition writing.

 

 

The primary aim of iReaCH™ is to support learners in Reading Comprehension and Writing to manage higher order tasks expected of them in school through deliberate use of vocabulary instruction and educational technology. The teaching principles emphasised in the development and the delivery of iReaCH™ adhere closely to the Orton-Gillingham (OG) principles to enable learners with dyslexia learn efficiently and effectively. iReaCH™ is developed to provide primary and secondary level students not only with the skills and content knowledge to cope with and excel in Reading Comprehension and Writing but also to increase their confidence and preparedness during examinations. 

Aligned to the mainstream curriculum, the employment of vocabulary instruction coupled with the use of educational technology encourages learners to become inquisitive knowledge seekers, develop their content knowledge and vocabulary necessary to enhance their confidence and competence in Reading Comprehension and Writing. 

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Thank you for joining us at the Preschool Seminar 2018!

The presentation slides for the keynote presentations and breakout sessions are available for download.

 

For more information about the Preschool Seminar, please email info@das.org.sg

To stay updated about future Preschool Seminars, please join our mailing list at the bottom of this page.

28 June 2017 Tips to Learn Chinese the DAS Way
19 Nov 2016  Skills in Solving Maths Problems Confidently 
11 Nov 2016  Equipping your Child with Exam Skills: Reference Tracking in Comprehension Activities 
21 Oct 2016  Skills in Solving Maths Problems Confidently 
12 Aug, 26 Aug 2016 Solving Word Problems using Heuristics
5 Aug 2016 Equipping your Child with Exam Skills: Reference Tracking in Comprehension Activities
27 Jul, 3 Aug 2016 Tips to Learn Chinese the DAS Way
4 May, 14 May 2016 Equipping your Child with Exam Skills: Reference Tracking in Comprehension Activities
3 May 2016 Teaching approaches in SES Maths
22 Apr 2016 Focus Group Discussion for DAS Parents - "Help! My child is struggling with Chinese in School!"
4 Nov, 5 Nov 2015 Helping Your Child Manage English Language Examinations from Primary 3 to PSLE
21 Oct, 23 Oct 2015 Fun and Easy Chinese
20 Oct 2015 Strategies to Help Your Child with Confusing Maths Concepts
5 Mar 2015 Maths Tips: Discovery of Fractions in Word Problems
12 Nov 2014 Brain-Body Functioning and How it can Impact on Learning
8 Nov 2014 What's NEw in PSLE English Language Paper 2?
29 Oct 2014 Is This a Perceptual Difficulty or Just Bad BEhaviour?
11 Oct 2014 Effective Ways to Read with Your Child to Encourage Literacy Learning
24 Sep 2014 Understanding Psychological Assessments
2 Sep 2014 Power Up Maths with Games
27 Aug 2014 Fun and Easy Chinese
13 Aug 2014 Breaking the Code in Word Problems
2 Aug 2014 Annotation Skills
31 Jul 2014 Dramatic Storytelling
25 Jul 2014 Fun and Easy Chinese
24 Jul 2014 Solving Fraction Word Problems
19 Jul 2014 Annotation Skills
19 Jul 2014 Dramatic Storytelling
12 Jul 2014 Annotation Skills

On-site Teaching is a specialist intervention service for schools or organisations at your location. 

Supporting Specific Learning Differences 

Some but not all children have a diagnosis for specific learning differences. However, their symptoms and difficulties in learning are similar to a typical child with learning differences. Many children struggle to cope with academic requirements and need specialised intervention. With established strategies and experience, DAS Educational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists can provide specialist intervention for children with various specific learning differences. 

Programme Description

On-site Teaching provides support for the following:

  • Dyslexia Remediation
  • SpLD Support
  • Exam Skills (Primary)
  • Maths (Primary)
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Speech & Drama

 

Lessons are tailored to meet the specific learning needs of children in the schools where we provide On-Site Teaching.

 

For more information, please contact:
Surjati Soekraman
Email: surjati@das.org.sg
Tel: 6786 0838 or 9729 8531

ARTVENTURE ARTWORK

st logo Charity event paints brighter future for children with dyslexia, raising $371k

These art pieces have been done by students who attended the Artventure Workshops, click here to find out more.

Art pieces are acrylic on canvas.

Charisse Waterfall Mockup Name of Artwork: Waterfall
Description: This is a painting of a waterfall.

A place of relaxation and rejuvenation since now PSLE is over. I would imagine myself being there.

Name of Artist: Charisse
Input from Creative Instructor:
Charisse has been a student in the DAS since she was in Primary 2. She is now in Primary 6 I have seen her almost every week throughout her fours years here. I enjoyed every chats I had with Charisse - she is a very mature and insightful girl. I came to know about her interest in painting when her teacher, Miss Soleha mentioned that she has been asking about the paintings she seen in the classrooms. Charisse has agreed to help us paint and her piece was titled The Waterfall. She shared that this piece shows a place of relaxation and rejuvenation, which is a great depiction of how she feel right after the major exam , PSLE.

Input from DAS MLP Educational Therapist:
Charisse has always been interested in the Arts. She doodles a lot on her worksheets which was when I noticed her interest in drawing. However, that does not mean she is not paying attention. She is able to balance between working hard in her studies and also having fun with the arts and her other interests.Charisse is very fortunate to have an amazing support from her mom and her family to explore the areas that she is interested in. Charisse is nothing but a joy to have in my class throughout the whole 5 years she had been in the DAS. I cannot wait to see the things that she will achieve in the future.
Joseph Mountains Mockup

Name of Artwork: Mountains
Description: This paining represents three words: Innovation, Courage, Integrity.

Name of Artist: Joseph
Input from Creative Instructor:
Joseph has been a student in the DAS since he was in Primary 2. He is now in Primary 6 I have seen him regularly for all these years. Joseph has always been sharing his interesting experiences over the past week - ranging from art class to being in a shooting range. He brought some of his target cards to class too! Joseph participated in one of our Artventure workshops - Entering the world of Manga (Chibi). He has definitely showed great talents and creativity in his work.

Input from DAS MLP Educational Therapist:

Joseph has grown so much over the years that he has been with me in the DAS. He has achieved tremendous success not only in his academics but also in his interests in various activities such as archery and the Arts. He attends various art classes and workshops in NAFA during his free time. He has the amazing support of his parents to hone his talent for the Arts. Although Joseph may seem playful, he puts in a lot of thought for this art piece that he had come up with. It is a meaningful piece for him that marks the end of his trying year with the PSLE.

Lycole Cotton Candy Mockup

Name of Artwork: Cotton Candy
Description: Cotton candy playground. The kids are dancing in the playground. It is a magical world.

Name of Artist: Lycole
Input from Creative Instructor:
Lycole is a student of mine in our Main Literacy Programme (MLP) classes. She has been in my class as young as Primary One. Her passion and enthusiasm for Art can be seen in our daily work. She would doodle whenever she can or when I talk about anything about Arts, she would be smiling. Ever since signing up for the first Art workshop, Lycole has been in every Artventure workshop that cater to her level. I could really feel her enthusiasm before, during and after the workshop. It was certainly a joy to have Lycole in class. I truly look forward to working with her again.
Lycole Fairy Mockup

Name of Artwork: Fairy
Description: I am the fairy. I have the power to make people happy. I go around helping people and bringing smiles to their faces.

Name of Artist: Lycole
Input from Creative Instructor:
Lycole is a student of mine in our Main Literacy Programme (MLP) classes. She has been in my class as young as Primary One. Her passion and enthusiasm for Art can be seen in our daily work. She would doodle whenever she can or when I talk about anything about Arts, she would be smiling. Ever since signing up for the first Art workshop, Lycole has been in every Artventure workshop that cater to her level. I could really feel her enthusiasm before, during and after the workshop. It was certainly a joy to have Lycole in class. I truly look forward to working with her again.
Cheyenne Snowman Mockup

Name of Artwork: Snowman
Description: Snowman makes me happy. I was inspired by winter and cooling weather to paint this.

Name of Artist: Cheyenne
Input from Creative Instructor:
Cheyenne is a student of mine in our Main Literacy Programme (MLP) classes. Her passion and enthusiasm for Art can be seen in our daily work. I could see her eyes sparkle when I shared with her about a painting session for the DAS. Cheyenne has been in three of the many Art workshops conducted here in the DAS. As soon as the workshop ends, she would ask if there will be another upcoming one. I was and still am truly grateful that she enjoyed herself throughout the workshops. It is fun working with Cheyenne as she is creative and has strong determination in everything she does. I look forward to working with her again.
Matilda Before I Knew Mockup

Name of Artwork: Before I Knew
Description: Before DAS, everything in life seems like a mess like this painting. After learning about dyslexia and being in the DAS, everything become clearer and maybe easier.

Name of Artist: Matilda
Input from Creative Instructor:
Matilda is a student of mine in our Main Literacy Programme (MLP) classes.

If my memory serves me well, Matilda mentioned that she wants to be an artist in the future. It was inspiring for me as I recall myself having this dream when I was young. It is apparent that Matilda enjoys the process of art-making. She has volunteered to help me with the decoration of my notice board as well as being excited about my next art project. Matilda created this painting, Before I knew, which she described as the state of mind she had before knowing that she was dyslexic. “It was messy and hectic at that time”, she said. I am thankful that it has been clearer and easier for her after being in the DAS.

Syazwan Deer

Name of Artwork: Deer
Description: This painting consists of a deer, a sun and a moon.

Sun represents the light while moon represents darkness. This deer is to represent growth and persistence. To stay strong in life and no matter how hard you had to try your best.

Name of Artist: Nur Syazwan
Input from Creative Instructor:
I met Syazwan when he was in Secondary 1 after being with another Educational Therapist (Ed.T). A little apprehensive at first, new secondary school, new teachers and Ed.T, new classrooms, I did not know his passion and talent in Arts until much later. Having seen his doodles during class one day, we talked about sketches, paintings and his favourite style - the zentangle (creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns).

He then showed me various projects he has done in school. It was impressive! This started a constant Art-related conversation before and after class. Syazwan has volunteered to paint two pieces for the DAS, Dream and Dream Big. Both with the focus on dreams and the future. Seeing how Syazwan has progressed, I am confident that he will be a very successful artist in the future.

Syazwan Dream Big

Name of Artwork: Dream Big
Description: This painting is about DAS and how to dream big. I learnt how to learn better.

Now, it helps me to have an open mind, to think about what I want to be or do when I grow up.

Name of Artist: Nur Syazwan
Input from Creative Instructor:
I met Syazwan when he was in Secondary 1 after being with another Educational Therapist (Ed.T). A little apprehensive at first, new secondary school, new teachers and Ed.T, new classrooms, I did not know his passion and talent in Arts until much later. Having seen his doodles during class one day, we talked about sketches, paintings and his favourite style - the zentangle (creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns).

He then showed me various projects he has done in school. It was impressive! This started a constant Art-related conversation before and after class. Syazwan has volunteered to paint two pieces for the DAS, Dream and Dream Big. Both with the focus on dreams and the future. Seeing how Syazwan has progressed, I am confident that he will be a very successful artist in the future.

How can art help with dyslexia and creativity?

Watch this video on 'Perspectives of Adolescents with Dyslexia: An Insight Through Images' to find out!

 

Read these articles to find out more too:

Why Art and Creativity are important?

8 Surprising benefits of learning art for children!

 

 

Late Dr Jimmy Shiavux Daruwalla, former President of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, has been awarded a posthumous Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) by Singapore President Mdm Halimah Yacob.

His award was accepted by Dr Zubin Daruwalla, son of Dr Jimmy Daruwalla and member of the DAS Executive Committee.

Dr Jimmy Daruwalla was the founding President of DAS and served as DAS President until 2016, when he passed away. 

Doctor Daruwalla receiving PBM 2017

Doctor Daruwalla receiving PBM 2017Doctor Daruwalla receiving PBM 2017

Highlights from Preschool Seminar 

Preschool Seminar 2018 Resources
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DAS receives numerous feedback from parents and students regularly. Here are some highlights for our programmes. 

If you would like to leave any feedback, please email them to feedback@das.org.sg

We are grateful to parents for trusting us with your child's education.

 

The DAS Math Programme has met my expectations in building a firm foundation for my son. The programme is able to simplify and using more hands-on approach to make mathematical concepts concrete for the children to understand. The worksheets are also not intimidating for him and he enjoys attending the classes. Ms Albel is also extremely patient and understanding to empathise the kids' challenges and difficulty in grasping the computation and perception. Thank you.  It will be ideal if there's a programme for Secondary School. 

- Parent, Maths Programme, November 2014
Learn more about the Maths Programme


Hi Teacher's Kavitha,
 
I have shared this with Teacher's Annie of her great recommendation to sign D* for your English Exam Skill.   I am very grateful that you have been motivated D* and built his self-esteem since our last teachers-parents conference. We all, including his English teacher are proud about him by improving by 20+ marks. 
 

- Parent, English Exam Skills Programme, April 2016
Learn more about the English Exam Skills Programme


N* and E* both had such an enriching experience this year. I’ve seen Evan change from a shy and passive boy to a more confident and sporting boy who is not stage shy! Thank you especially for believing in N* and encouraging him to conquer so many lines! He just loves drama now and we are so absolutely delighted by his developing abilities too. 

- Parent, Speech and Drama Arts Programme, November 2017
Learn more about the Speech and Drama Arts Programme

 

I find studying in DAS is interesting because I learnt a lot of new words and was taught how to spell them. The teachers have been kind to me. The teachers are: - Ms Zaiton Bakir, Mr Roslan Saad and Ms Rosalyn. They all have made a difference in my life from the day of my first lesson in DAS and until this day.

- 2014 Graduate – JPT – Sec 4 NT Student
Learn more about the Main Literacy Programme

 

I am fortunate to be taught by DAS teachers who have given me advice to make me who I am today. Thank you teachers and friends for creating a great experience for me during my 5 years in DAS!

- 2017 Graduate – Sec 4 NT Student
Learn more about the Main Literacy Programme

 

Since Primary 2, I have been attending twice weekly lessons at the Bishan DAS. The teachers are very kind and encouraging. Over the years, they have helped me with my phonics and pronunciations. They have even helped me to improve my writing and comprehension skills.  I would to thank you DAS and their teachers for making a difference in my language acquisition.

- 2017 Graduate – Sec 4 NT Student
Learn more about the Main Literacy Programme

 

I have been in DAS for seven and a half years. Ever since I joined DAS, I have seen improvement in my studies. DAS has helped me to overcome my problems in reading. My experience in DAS is something which has helped me to get better grades in school.

- 2017 Graduate – AMK - Sec 3 NT Student
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DAS has been very helpful. I have learnt to read fluently and differentiate ‘d’ and ‘b’. I also learnt to use morphology to help me understand the meanings of words and useful comprehension skills. I feel accomplished and am thankful to all the teachers who have taught me so far.

- 2017 Graduate – TPN - Sec 1 Student
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* Names have been shortened for privacy.

A checklist for dyslexic adults will not provide enough information for a diagnostic assessment, but it can be very useful in promoting a better self-understanding and a pointer towards future assessment needs.

Below are the questions that were found to be more predictive of dyslexia (as measured by prior diagnosis). In order to provide the most informative checklist, scores for each answer indicate the relative importance of that question. Alongside each line you can keep a tally of your score and at the end find a total. For each question, circle the number in the box which is closest to your response.

    Rarely Occasionally Often

Most of the 
time

Score
1 Do you confuse visually similar words such as cat and cot? 3 6 9 12  
2 Do you lose your place or miss out lines when reading? 2 4 6 8  
3 Do you confuse the names of objects, for example, table for chair?  1 2 3 4  
4 Do you have trouble telling left from right? 1 2 3 4  
5 Is map reading or finding your way to a strange place confusing? 1 2 3 4  
6 Do you re-read paragraphs to understand them? 1 2 3 4  
7 Do you get confused when given several instructions at once? 1 2 3 4  
8 Do you make mistakes when taking down telephone messages 1 2 3 4  
9 Do you find it difficult to find the right word to say? 1 2 3 4  
10 How often do you think of creatrive solutions to problems? 1 2 3 4  
    Easy Challenging Difficult Very Difficult Score
11 How easy do you find it to sound out words such as e-le-phant? 3 6 9 12  
12 When writing, do you find it difficult to organise thoughts on paper? 2 4 6 8  
13 Did you learn your multiplication tables easily? 2 4 6 8  
14 How easy do you find it to recite the alphabet? 1 2 3 4  
15 How hard do you find it to read aloud? 1 2 3 4  
TOTAL SCORE  

 

RESULTS FROM THE ADULTS TEST - WHAT IT ALL MEANS

 

The research and development of the checklist has provided a valuable insight into the diversity of difficulties and is a clear reminder that every individual is different and should be treated and assessed as such.  However, it is also interesting to note that a number of questions, the answers to which are said to be characteristics of dyslexic adults, are commonly found in the answers of non-dyslexics.

It is important to remember that this test does not constitute an assessment of one’s difficulties. 

It is just an indication of some of the areas in which you or the person you are assessing may have difficulties.  However this questionnaire may provide a better awareness of the nature of an individual’s difficulties and may indicate that further professional assessment would be helpful.

Whilst we do stress that this is not a diagnostic tool, research suggests the following:

SCORE LESS THAN 45 - PROBABLY NON-DYSLEXIC

Research results: no individual who was diagnosed as dyslexic through a full assessment was found to have scored less than 45 and therefore it is unlikely that if you score under 45 you will be dyslexic.

SCORE 45 TO 60 - SHOWING SIGNS CONSISTENT WITH MILD DYSLEXIA

Research results: most of those who were in this category showed signs of being at least moderately dyslexic.  However, a number of persons not previously diagnosed as dyslexic (though they could just be unrecognised and undiagnosed) fell into this category.

SCORE GREATER THAN 60 - SIGNS CONSISTENT WITH MODERATE OR SEVERE DYSLEXIA

Research results: all those who recorded scores of more than 60 were diagnosed as moderately or severely dyslexic.  Therefore we would suggest that a score greater than 60 suggests moderate or severe dyslexia.  Please note that this should not be regarded as an assessment of one’s difficulties. But if you feel that a dyslexia-type problem may exist, further advice should be sought.

Copyright Ian Smythe and John Everatt, 2001

If you would like to download the Adult Dyslexia Screening Test, click here

 

OTHER DYSLEXIA SCREENING TESTS CAN BE FOUND AT THESE WEBSITES:

British Dyslexia Association—Adults and Employment 
International Dyslexia Association—Adults Self-Assessment Tool
Dyslexia Centre—Am I dyslexic
National Centre for Learning Disabilities  

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is currently working towards a programme that will provide support for Adult Dyslexics, if you need further information we recommend the information on adult dyslexia support from our international dyslexia partners:

International Dyslexia Association: www.interdys.org
British Dyslexia Association: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

If, after completing this checklist, you would like to talk to us about an assessment please contact us at:  6444 5700

 

ADULT ASSESSMENT

If you are experiencing difficulties in learning, studying or organising you may wish to consider the Adult Dyslexia Assessment.  

A comprehensive assessment has many benefits, such as:

  • Gaining insight into the nature of the difficulties you might be experiencing
  • Diagnosing specific learning differences, such as dyslexia
  • Identifying your areas of strength and challenges
  • Maximising your potential an dimproving the quality of life.

 

 

SpLD Assessment Services (SAS) comprises of a team of Registered Psychologists and Specialist Psychologists who receive intensive training to ensure that they are well skilled to carry out psycho-educational assessments.

Once the child has been diagnosed to have dyslexia and/or other learning difficulties and is found suitable for DAS programmes, the psychologists would then determine the learner's profile. Each child has his/her own unique profile which identifies their strengths and weaknesses. Hence, it is vital that DAS 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.

The progress of every student is monitored and reviewed by DAS educational therapists every six months. After three years, psychologists may conduct review assessments to determine the child's overall progress since his/her previous assessment. This assessment may also determine if the child is eligible for access arrangements for national examinations.

TESTIMONIAL FOR SPLD ASSESSMENT SERVICES

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, she 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.


Yours faithfully,

Mrs Eileen Aung-Thwin 

 

The Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (APJDD) will be unique in addressing a range of special educational needs including dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD in the Asian context. The journal will cover theory into practice and will provide a showcase for research in the Asian context as well as highlighting research areas that have implications for further research within Asia and beyond.

Vol 1, No 1 (Jan 2014) Vol 1, No 2 (Jul 2014)
Vol 2, No 1 (Jan 2015) Vol 2, No 2 (Jul 2015)
Vol 3, No 1 (Jan 2016) Vol 3, No 2 (Jul 2016)
Vol 4, No 1 (Jan 2017) Vol 4, No 2 (Jul 2017)
Vol 5, No 1 (Jan 2018) Vol 5, No 2 (Jul 2018)

Link for Article Submission:  ARTICLE SUBMISSION

Editorial Board 

 

Editor-in-Chief

Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

Professor Angela Fawcett, DAS Research Advisor, Emeritus professor at Swansea University, Honorary Professor, University of Sheffield. Former editor-in-chief of Dyslexia an international journal of research and practice, from 2004 -2010, and currently Executive editor of that journal. Professor Angela Fawcett is a leading international researcher into dyslexia and other developmental disabilities, encompassing a range of theoretical and applied contributions to this field. Her approach is broad and interdisciplinary ranging from child and cognitive development to educational screening and intervention, as well as developmental cognitive neuroscience. She is the Vice President of the British Dyslexia Association and also the Former Chair and Director of the Centre for Child Research at the Swansea University, UK.

Executive Editor

Professor John Everatt,
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

John Everatt is a Professor of Education in the College of Education, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He received a PhD from the University of Nottingham and has lectured on education and psychology programmes at universities in New Zealand and the UK. His research focuses on literacy acquisition and developmental differences, including work considering how literacy difficulties and dyslexia relate to aspects of language, behaviour and emotion.

Managing Editor

Deborah Hewes
Head – Publicity and Publications, Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Associate Editors

 

Retractions

The APJDD takes the issue of retractions very seriously, and the editor has conferred with the full editorial board in producing this statement.  In line with requirements of major academic journals the APJDD will continue to monitor publications for retractions.   No future citation will be permitted for articles that have been retracted and a correction will be issued if any such article is published in error. In the case of citations prior to retraction no such correction will be issued, in line with the policy for other journals of this type.  Please contact the editor in the first instance if there are any concerns. COPE guidelines have been accessed in preparing this guidance.

Articles published in the APJDD should be original work that has not been published in this form elsewhere. In rare instances where previous publication has been made, this will be fully acknowledged. 

DAS conducts regular research on our programmes in a continual bid to improve our services. Here are some of our current research:

 

1. Arithmetic abilities and phonological processing

Some studies have found that arithmetic performance to be linked to phonological processing abilities. This study aims to examine this relationship and also other abilities that might be related to arithmetic performance. 

2. Predictors of Reading Comprehension Ability amongst Singapore Children

This study aims to compare the predictors of reading comprehension ability between Singapore children with and without dyslexia.

3. Emotional Literacy of Students with Specific Learning Differences

Emotional Literacy is the ability to recognise, understand, handle and appropriately express emotions; and to recognise and respond appropriately to the emotions of others. We hope to gather important information that would help us formulate ways to help children found with difficulties in emotional literacy develop in this aspect

 

OTHER RESEARCH

DAS also helps researchers to find participants for their research.  Here are some current research studies that are searching for participants.  

If you are interested please contact the researcher detailed in the flyer.

Understanding Dyslexia

Bilingual Reading - Chinese and English

Singaporean Entrepreneurs

Understanding Dyslexia Bilingual Reading Volunteers Needed

Singapore Entrepreneur Research Flyer

To download a PDF copy of the survey click here

 

 Submission of articles to the Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences:  ARTICLE SUBMISSION

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on the DAS Main Literacy Programme, please contact us.


What is the DAS Main Literacy Programme?

The DAS Main Literacy Programme provides a comprehensive and quality curriculum to support dyslexic students facing literacy challenges. The curriculum integrates key essential learning components that are crucial in remediating students with learning difficulties. Depending on your child’s needs and progress, the following components may be covered in the curriculum:

  • Phonemic Awareness and Phonics. 
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing

Why is my child referred to the DAS Main Literacy Programme?

Your child is referred to the DAS Main Literacy Programme because educators working with him/her have identified his/her needs for specialist literacy intervention.

Why must my child be assessed before starting DAS Main Literacy Programme lessons?

The diagnosis of dyslexia is determined through a psycho-educational assessment. During the assessment, information is gathered from interviews with you (parents / caregivers), feedback from teachers, testing of your child’s abilities, and behavioural observations. These will then be integrated and results discussed with you (parents / caregivers). The psycho-educational assessment provides useful information about your child’s strengths and needs, and provides greater insight into the nature and extent of the difficulties that your child may have. The assessment also helps to identify the learning needs of your child, so that appropriate intervention that is suitable for your child can be recommended.

MLP fees are also part subsidised by MOE and in order to be eligible for the subsidised rate, a diagnosis of dyslexia is required.

My child is already attending tuition, why should he attend DAS Main Literacy Programme?

MLP classes are exclusively for children diagnosed with dyslexia. Our Educational Therapists are specially trained to cater to the needs of dyslexic students. A dyslexic child is a quick learner and also a quick forgetter and learning by rote memory or practicing without using the right strategies will not help and might instead frustrate. 

No two dyslexic learners are alike, hence our lessons are not alike also. Each lesson is planned and delivered based on your child’s needs and aimed at the level of the learner. Our lessons are therefore:

Structured and sequential: we have a prescribed lesson plan that our Educational Therapists use to plan and conduct lessons. Elements of language is taught in bite-sized pieces to facilitate easy learning and also to ensure students are not overwhelmed with too much information at one go.

Each lesson comprises of phonics / morphology, language and vocabulary instruction, comprehension and / or writing, i.e a comprehensive literacy programme.

  • Cumulative: We start with the simple and move on to more complex and we revisit previously taught concepts to reinforce memory.
  • Simultaneous multisensory: Dyslexic learners learn best when the visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and tactile are employed all at once.
  • Emotionally sound: Many dyslexics have struggled with academics and may feel demotivated. We ensure that learning is structured for success so that they begin to feel confident about themselves as learners.

How much does an assessment cost?

An assessment (weekday) costs $856 (inclusive of GST). There is an additional, non-refundable, administrative fee of $53.50 (inclusive of GST) which will be charged for all referrals to the DAS Main Literacy Programme.

Is there any financial assistance available?

Yes, DAS offers bursaries to families to offset the cost of assessments and /or educational therapy. Please speak to the Customer Service Officer at 6444 5700 for more information.

DAS conducts regular programme evaluations to improve our services. Here are some research we have completed for our programmes and services.

This page is currently being updated!  

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The assessment process may involve interviews, observations, standardised testing and consultations with other relevant professionals to better understand learning and developmental concerns. Assessment results obtained will provide greater insight into an individual’s learning or developmental needs as well as the nature and extent of difficulties. This in turn informs educational plans (i.e., placement, intervention, and accommodations) and behavioural intervention to improve educational or developmental outcomes. After the assessment, a face-to-face feedback session will be conducted to provide a verbal explanation of assessment findings and recommendations. In addition, a written assessment report containing the findings, diagnosis, and recommendations will be made available.

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Main Literacy Programme Fees

  Subsidised Fees Standard Fees
Main Literacy Programme Per Hour Per Term Per Hour Per Term
Singapore Citizen
Off-Peak Classes $25.81 $516.25 $53.75 $1,075.00
Peak Classes $27.08 $541.50 $56.50 $1,130.00
Super Peak Classes $28.34 $566.80 $59.00 $1,180.00
Singapore Permanent Resident or Non-Singaporean
Off-Peak Classes     $62.50 $1,250.00
Peak Classes     $65.50 $1,310.00
Super Peak Classes     $68.50 $1,370.00

All fees are inclusive of GST, Admin fee of $7.50 and Membership Fee of $2.48. Each item comprises 2 hours of lessons per week for 10 weeks.

Off Peak 2 hours on weekdays
Peak  1 hour weekday & 1 hour weekend class 
Super Peak  2 hours on weekend class (Saturdays and/or Sundays) 

Subsidised Fees apply when:

  • Student is a Singapore Citizen and is attending an MOE school.
  • Student is a Singapore PR/Foreigner but has one parent who is Singaporean and the student is attending an MOE school.
  • Student has a diagnosis of dyslexia.

Standard Fees apply when:

  • Student is a Singapore Citizen but is not in an MOE school e.g. International school, Madrasahs, Specialised Independent Schools and home-schooling.
  • Student is a Singapore PR/Foreigner and both parents are Singapore PR/Foreigners.

MODES OF PAYMENT: GIRO ONLY

Giro bank deductions are made in 3 instalments. For example, $516.25 payments for a term will be deducted: $516.25/3 instalments = $172.08 per instalment. Each instalment is collected every 5th of the month. 

Please note that there are late charges for unsuccessful deductions. For more details please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

 

 


Specialised Educational Services (SES) Programme Fees

  Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and
International Students
Types of Programmes Per Hour Per Term Per Hour Per Term
Preschool Programme - 2 off-peak period classes  $35.00  $700.00  $38.50  $770.00
Preschool Programme - 1 off-peak & 1 peak period classes  $36.50  $730.00  $40.00  $800.00
Preschool Programme - 2 peak period classes  $37.75  $755.00  $41.25  $825.00
Maths Programme $56.00 $560.00 $61.60 $616.00
English Exam Skills Programme $56.00 $560.00 $61.60 $616.00
Chinese Programme $56.00 $560.00 $61.60 $616.00
Chinese (Secondary) Programme $33.75 $675.00 $37.13 $742.50
Chinese (Secondary) Bridging Programme $37.50 $750.00 $41.25 $825.00
Speech and Drama Arts Programme $22.50 $337.50 $24.75 $371.25
SDA Drama Music and Movement Programme $22.50 $225.00 $24.75 $247.50

NOMINATION FOR THE JIMMY DARUWALLA AWARD 2018 IS NOW OPEN, CLICK HERE

Nomination will close on 30 April 2018. 

 
The Dr Jimmy Daruwalla Award will recognise a person or organisation who has ​raised awareness of dyslexia in Singapore, or made a significant impact in service to people with dyslexia, or have made a vital contribution to Singapore's understanding of dyslexia through research, or significantly advanced our capacity to successfully provide intervention for people with dyslexia. 
 
  • Award presented annually at UnITE SpLD Conference in June each year.
  • The Award will not be awarded that year if there is no worthy recipient.
  • Nominees not limited to Singaporeans and can be current or former staff of DAS.
  • DAS management will recommend the recipient for the approval of the DAS Executive Committee.  Nominations can also be made by a member of the public.
  • The DAS Executive Committee's decision will be final.

 

Past Winners

2017

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Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

Professor Fawcett has been instrumental in initiating the research efforts and culture at DAS.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of our Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences first published in 2014.  There has been seven issues of APJDD since and include articles from local and overseas contributors as well as many research articles from DAS staff.  Angela is also the editor of the annual DAS Handbook which has reports on the evaluation of all DAS programmes as well as additional essays.  There has since been three Handbooks since 2014.  Angela also sits on the DAS Research Committee which has prompted, guided and encouraged DAS colleagues to submit DAS research to the above publications as well as to various local and overseas conferences including the upcoming UnITE SpLD Conference.  Programme evaluation and research of our efforts is critical to DAS as it adds reliability to the efficacy of our programmes and services.  I am grateful that today, DAS can be considered a "research organization" and the whole of DAS is actively involved in research efforts.  Angela's contribution to the evolvement of this research culture at DAS cannot be over-emphasised and she is most worthy to be the first recipient of the inaugural Dr Jimmy Daruwalla Award.

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For an application form, please download and submit.

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Assessment Click here Click here
Main Literacy Programme (MLP) Click here Click here
iReach Click here Click here
English Exam Skills NA Click here
Maths Click here Click here
Chinese Click here Click here
Preschool Click here NA
Speech and Drama Arts  Click here Click here
Speech and Language Therapy Click here Click here

DAS WHISTLE BLOWING POLICY

Please click here to view DAS' Whistle Blowing Policy (in PDF).

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DAS LEARNING CENTRE AT VOID DECK OF BLK 411 SERANGOON CENTRE, SINGAPORE 550411 

Eligibility Contractors registered with BCA under Workhead CR06 of Grade L2 and above or CW01 of Grade C2 and above preferred.
Site Showround and Briefing

A site showround and short briefing will be conducted at the void deck of Blk 411 Serangoon Central, around Lift A at 11.00 am on Friday 8 September 2017.

Registration of Your Interest Email to RFQ1@das.org.sg by 7 September 207. Tender Documents will be sent via email to contractors who have attended the site showround on the same day. Any enquiries shall be made to DAS via email to RFQ1@das.org.sg
Tender Closing Date Friday, 6 October 2017 at 3pm (Singapore time)

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About DAS

  • The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) works closely with our government and has over 250 professional staff who provide an array of services for dyslexics not only in Singapore but in the region.
  • DAS Specialist Psychologists conduct assessments and diagnosis for preschool to adult clients.
  • DAS Educational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists provide support for over 3,000 preschool, primary and secondary school students in 14 venues all over Singapore.
  • The DAS Academy delivers professional training workshops and courses including a Masters in Special Educational Needs accredited by a recognised university from the UK.
  • Increasingly, the DAS will provide support for dyslexics who also suffer from other Specific Learning Differences such as ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Aspergers Syndrome.

 

Why Join DAS?

Potential for organisational growth. While the DAS provides support for over 3,000 students, it is estimated that there are 23,000 students from preschool to secondary school with dyslexia severe enough to warrant intervention. The DAS is therefore at the tip of the iceberg in terms of our potential client base. Additionally, there is tremendous potential for growth in the region as well as support for clients who suffer from associated specific learning differences.

Potential for individual growth. The DAS has grown in size by five times in the last seven years. In a rapidly growing organisation, opportunities abound for staff who are willing to take on challenges and responsibilities.

Emphasis on professional development. While a not for profit organisation, the DAS is first and foremost a professional organisation delivering professional services to our clients. Our emphasis in therefore on the continued professional development of ALL staff. Selected staff will also have opportunities for higher education scholarships as well as to pioneer research.

Commitment to fair employment practices. In 2013, the DAS signed the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) pledge, signifying our commitment to foster an inclusive workplace.

Salary and Benefits

Successful candidates will receive a competitive starting salary. After probation and upon meeting the necessary criteria (if any), they will also receive an annual wage supplement, performance bonus and other various leave benefits as follows:

  • Annual
  • Medical
  • Hospitalisation
  • Maternity
  • Marriage
  • Paternity
  • Childcare and Enhanced Childcare
  • Eldercare
  • Compassionate
  • Sabbatical Leave


We also offer a comprehensive medical coverage for staff, which cover:

  • Outpatient treatment – Co-payment of just S$5 at over 300 GP clinics
  • Specialist consultation
  • Hospital and Surgical
  • Dental
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Workmen’s Injury Compensation
  • Work Travel Insurance

 

Working Hours

DAS staff work when our clients are available. DAS centres are open from Mondays to Saturdays and late into the evenings. Some centres are also open on Sundays. Although staff work 44 hours a week, they must expect to be flexible in their working days and hours.

Working from different locations

DAS staff must expect to work from any of our centres based on the needs of the organisation. DAS centres are located in MOE schools, shopping malls and HDB void decks.

All interested applicants must download and complete the Application Form and e-mail to jobs@das.org.sg together with their resume.

Position

Application

Sessional Registered Psychologist Open.
Trainee Specialist Psychologist Closed.
Trainee Educational Therapist (Full-time) Closed.
Sessional Specialist Tutor Closed.
Student Service Assistant Closed.

MEMBERSHIP

There shall be five classes of members, namely ordinary, junior, corporate, life and honorary members:
Ordinary Members All persons aged 18 years and above shall be eligible to apply for ordinary membership.
Junior Members All persons below 21 years of age shall be eligible to apply for junior membership. Upon reaching the age of 21 years, junior membership ceases and the person shall be eligible to apply for ordinary membership.
Corporate Members All voluntary and commercial organizations, clubs and institutes of learning shall be eligible to apply for corporate membership.
Life Members All persons who are eligible to apply for ordinary membership shall be eligible to apply for life membership. Life members shall enjoy the same rights and privileges as ordinary members.
Honorary Members Honorary membership may be conferred by the Association at a general meeting on any person who has rendered outstanding service to the Association.Membership is open to application by all persons and organisations who subscribe to the aims of the Association.


An applicant for membership shall complete a prescribed form which shall be sent to the Hon Secretary with the prescribed subscription.

An applicant shall be duly proposed and seconded by two members of the Association. An applicant shall be admitted to membership by the Executive Committee at its sole discretion and no reason need to be given for rejections.

Upon approval of the application, the name of the new member together with such particulars as the Executive Committee shall require shall be entered in the membership register and the new member shall be notified of his admission into the Association. A copy of the Constitution of the Association shall be provided to every approved applicant who has paid his subscription.

The Executive Committee may expel any members whose conduct in its opinion has been prejudicial to the aims and interests of the Association. No member, however, shall be expelled without being given an opportunity to appear before the Executive Committee to present his defence.

SUBSCRIPTION AND OTHER DUES

The membership subscriptions shall be determined from time to time by the Executive Committee.

Annual subscriptions shall be payable on 1st April of each year or on admission.

It shall be the duty of each member to pay his subscriptions promptly when due. The Executive Committee may terminate the membership of any member who is more than three months late in paying his subscriptions.

Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is committed to treating the personal information we collect in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The PDPA comprises the Data Protection (DP) Provisions and Do Not Call (DNC) Provisions. The DNC Provisions came into effect on 2 January 2014 and the DP Provisions came into effect on 2 July 2014.

DAS has a Data Protection Policy which provides more information about how we collect, use and disclose your personal data.

DAS may modify this Data Protection Policy from time to time to reflect its current privacy practices.

Please direct your feedback or enquiries relating to your personal data to our Data Protection Officer at the following address:

Name: Mr Anthony Goh, Data Protection Officer
Email: dpo@das.org.sg
Postal Address: 1 Jurong West Central 2, #05-01 Jurong Point , Singapore 648886
Telephone: 6594 0317

Fact Sheet

Please click here to download a copy of the fact sheet about DAS.

Main Office

Jurong Point Learning Centre
1 Jurong West Central 2
#05-01 Jurong Point, Singapore 648886

Hotline:   6444 5700 (9:00 to 5:30pm - Mon to Fri)
Email:     info@das.org.sg

Learning Centres

Click here for a list of our Learning Centres.

Other Members of the DAS Family

DAS Academy
www.dasacademy.edu.sg

DAS International Services
www.dasint.org.sg

ORGANISATION STRUCTURE

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Professional Staff

Educational Therapists/ Lecturers: 151
Psychologists: 13
Speech & Language Therapists: 5

Students on Main Learning Programme

Total Enrolment: 4200 (as at Term 3 2018)

DAS Constitution 

Download DAS Constitution (2006)

 

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In line with Singapore's vision of an inclusive society, DAS Academy provides customised training for educators to increase their awareness and support of students with learning difficulties in the mainstream classrooms.

 

At the DAS Academy, we believe that if you get things right for learners with special needs, you will get things right for every learner in the class. Efforts taken to make instructions accessible to learners with special needs will inevitably increase the quality of teaching for all learners in the mainstream.

 

Recognising that the individual needs of each school are unique, our lecturers are able to discuss your training needs before advising on a bespoke training programme that takes into account the needs and profile of your school's staff and students.

 

Drop us an email at info@dasacademy.edu.sg or call us at 6336 2555 to learn more about the customised training options that we offer.

 

Schools and Organisations We Have Worked With

 

Singapore

AWWA
Assumption Pathway School
Anderson Primary School
Anglo Chinese School Primary
Bedok Green Secondary School
British Council, Singapore
Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)
Hollandse School
Ministry of Education (Psychological Services Branch)
Naval Base Secondary School
Nanyang Technological University
Northlight School
St Andrew's Junior School
St. Anthony's Canossian Secondary School

Classrooms

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Lecture Room 1

Maximum Capacity

40 pax

Floor Area

66 sqm

Equipment

2 x Ceiling mounted LCD projectors | 1 x Visualiser | Wi-Fi access

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Lecture Room 2

Maximum Capacity

40 pax

Floor Area

72 sqm

Equipment

2 x Ceiling mounted LCD projectors | 1 x Visualiser | Wi-Fi access

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Training Room 1

Maximum Capacity

10 pax

Floor Area

21 sqm

Equipment

1 x LCD projector | 1 x 47-inch TV Screen | Wi-Fi access

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Training Room 2

Maximum Capacity

6 pax

Floor Area

12 sqm

Equipment

1 x LCD projector | Wi-Fi access

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Tutorial Rooms

Tutorial Room A x 1

Maximum Capacity: 5 pax | Floor Area: 17 sqm

 

Tutorial Room B x 4

Maximum Capacity: 5 pax | Floor Area: 11 sqm

 

Tutorial Room C x 3

Maximum Capacity: 5 pax | Floor Area: 10 sqm

Library

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Refreshment Area

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CPE Student Services Centre (SSC)

 

The CPE Student Services Centre (SSC) is a convenient, one-stop service point to address students’ enquiries, provide authoritative and reliable information on studying in Singapore, and offer support to students who encounter problems during their course of study.

 

The services provided by the SSC include:

 

  • Attending to enquiries and feedback received from the public and students studying PEIs;

  • Providing education counselling services to students who seek advice on a range of issues from education options and school registration procedures to Student Pass application processes and accommodation choices;

  • Providing public education through student advisory talks, and organising orientation programmes to guide students in making prudent choices in their selection of PEIs;

  • Providing internet facilities for students to gain access to updated education information online; and

  • Assisting students who encounter problems with the PEIs they are enrolled with.

If you have further queries on private education in Singapore, please contact the SSC at:

CPE Student Services Centre (YMCA International House)

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1 Orchard Road #01-01

Singapore 238824

65 6592 2108

65 6337 1584

CPE_CONTACT@cpe.gov.sg

www.cpe.gov.sg

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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 6.00pm

Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

CPE Information on PEI (Private Education Institution) and

CPE Student Service Centre:


For more information, please click here.

To view the LONPAC Insurance and CPE Registration cert,

please click the links below:


LONPAC Insurance

CPE Registration Cert

  • 2. Refund Policy
  • 2.1 Notification and Arrangement
  • 2.2 Withdrawal for Cause
  • 2.3 Refunds for Withdrawal for Cause
  • 2.4 Refunds for Withdrawal Without Cause of Student Contract

Where the Student withdraws from the Course for any reason other than those set out in Clause 2.2 or Clause 9, the PEI shall, subject to Clause 3.5, as soon as practicable after receiving the Student’s written notice of withdrawal (and in any event no more than seven (7) working days after receiving such notice) refund to the Student the following sums (less any applicable bank administrative charges properly paid/payable under clause 3).


% of [the aggregate amount of the fees paid under Clause 1.11 and 1.12]

If Student's written notice of withdrawal is received

100%

("Maximum Refund") More than 60 days before the Course Commencement Date

70%

Before, but not more than 60 days before the Course Commencement Date

30%

Before, but not more than 30 days before the Course Commencement Date

10%

Before, but not more than 7 days before the Course Commencement Date

0%

On or after the Course Commencement Date

Payment Methods:

Cash/Nets: Payment must be made in person at the DAS Academy (Rex House)

Cheque: Payable to 'DAS Academy Ltd'. Registration form and accompanying cheque payment must be sent to:

DAS Academy Ltd

73 Bukit Timah Road, #05-01 Rex House, Singapore 229832


Withdrawal from Course

No refund will be provided once payment is made for your registered course

However, you may opt to use this payment for the enrolment of a replacement course of your choice that must be of an equivalent or higher course fee. The option for a replacement course must be utilised within 12 months from the start date of the cancelled course

No refund will be provided for a replacement course with a fee lower than the first registered course.


Cancellation of Course

Full refund will be provided should DAS Academy initiate the cancellation of a course.

What Makes the DAS Academy Unique

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An Asian Perspective

Academic programmes are developed with a perspective relevant to the Asian educational environment

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Wide Expertise

Lecturers have a wide range of expertise in the fields of Specific Learning Differences, Psychology and Special Education

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A Practical Approach

Academic programmes provide both theoretical and practical approaches

Orientation

 

Successfully enrolled students will be required to attend an Induction Session before the start of their tertiary and post graduate programmes. In addition to familiarising them with course requirements and student expectations, this session will also provide opportunities for students to meet fellow course mates and build support groups.

 

 

Student Membership

 

Students who pursue our tertiary and postgraduate programmes will be issued with a Student Card that must be produced when visiting the DAS Academy premises. The Student Card must also be produced when utilising the DAS Academy Library services.