2016    

MAR

Preschool Seminar 2016.  The annual Preschool Seminar experimented with a change in format this year, holding concurrent workshops filled with practical tips and strategies for educators and parents to learn. Participants and Guest Speaker Dr Charles Haynes (USA) were very impressed with the workshops. This year’s seminar was sponsored by NTUC Income OrangeAid who expressed admiration at the DAS’s continuing efforts to support preschool children with literacy difficulties.

 

 

MAY

Computerised Curriculum Based Assessments (CBA).  MAP will fully launch their one of its kind computerised CBAs to monitor the progress of the 3,000 students on the MAP.

 
JUN

Second Unite SpLD Conference and first International Symposium.  This conference is unique in that it will be the first research-focused conference organized by DAS. 

 

JUL

It was a sad period for DAS as founding President Dr Jimmy Daruwalla passed away.  Dr Daruwalla was part of the team who founded the Association and has always taken a close interest in the events and happenings. He is fondly remembered and well respected by all staff and his legacy continues to guide the work at DAS.

 
OCT

DAS 25th Anniversary Carnival was held at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub and saw many members of the public participating and celebrating DAS’ 25th birthday. Live performance, stage games, exhibitions and booths allowed the public to engage with our staff to learn more about dyslexia and the range of services that DAS offers.

DAS 25th Anniversary Charity Dinner was held at Hotel Jen to raise funds for the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. The dinner was graced by Guest of Honour Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mayor, South West CDC.

 
NOV

SDA Production 2016 – Shakespeare 400. The SES Speech and Drama Arts Programme held their second end-of-year production at Genexis Theatre to a crowd of 200. 38 students from the SDA programme from 3 learning centres performed adaptations of famous playwright William Shakespeare’s works, and were featured in the local news for their efforts.

 

Student Graduation 2016 was held at Kallang Theatre with 219 graduands and more than 50 award winners who were celebrated for the achievements outside of academic work. The Guest of Honour for the Student Graduation is Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education.

 
2017