Dyslexia can be diagnosed very early. Teachers are the frontline people in our efforts to help our dyslexics to achieve. Research shows that in a class of 40, there’s likely 2 dyslexic pupils. This section focuses on helping teachers identify students who may need help and how this can be arranged.


Here is a guide on the signs & symptoms of dyslexia to help teachers identify and support dyslexic student in their classrooms.



Early identification and early intervention is vital. It means less time "behind" the rest of the kids in the class, less struggle and more self-confidence for your student. Please either refer the child to MOE Psychologists at the Psychological and Guidance Services Branch (PGSB) or to DAS.


We can only accept applications for an assessment from the parents or guardians of a child. Therefore if your student shows some of these signs & symptoms, please explain to the parents and advise them to send their child for a psychological assessment.


Dyslexia can only be formally diagnosed through an assessment by an educational or specialist psychologist. We would require you to complete a 2-page questionnaire on your student, as part of the application for assessment.






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 Thomas Sim, Professor Angela Fawcett, and Dr Kate Saunders.


RETA was formed to try and 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 the lives of children with Specific Learning Difference. Click here to visit the RETA website.