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Dyslexia is normally diagnosed through an assessment by an educational or specialist psychologist. A psychological assessment provides an objective measurement of your child's abilities in a variety of areas.


The child is tested for intelligence, literacy abilities. As no two dyslexics are the same, an assessment is vital.



To find the assessment services applicable to you


Specialised Educational Services (SES) is a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. 

MOE-aided DAS Literacy Programme (MAP) Assessment SES Assessment

DAS International


To qualify for a MAP psycho-educational assessment, the following criteria must be met:

The child must be a Singaporean or have at least one parent who is a Singaporean.

The child must be attending a Ministry of Education (MOE) primary/secondary school.

All the above criteria must be met for a MAP Psycho-educational Assessment.

For other assessments, please refer to SES Assessment.

Ages: Preschool to young adults undertaking further education


Assessment is conducted in Singapore


We can assess for:

  • Specific Learning Differences
  • Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Psychological and Behavioural concerns
  • Childhood development issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Non-Verbal difficulties
  • Auditory and Sensory issues

Ages: Preschool to young adults undertaking further education


For clients living outside of Singapore


Assessment can only be conducted overseas by a DAS International Psychologist




Who can be assessed?


Full psychological assessments are available for primary and secondary school children. The full assessment consists of:


1. Cognitive /IQ tests (measurement of child's intellectual functioning) and


2. Literacy tests (such as reading, writing and spelling). 


It takes approximately 3 hours to complete the assessment. This excludes an interview with the parent(s) prior to the beginning of the assessment which would usually take about 30 to 45 minutes. Our assessments are held in the mornings, when the children are performing at their optimal levels. 


The concluding session will be held on a separate day after the assessment. the psychologist will explain the assessment results to the parent(s). A written report, carrying the details of the findings and recommendations will be made available to parents in about four weeks time. To ensure the security of these confidential reports, all MAP reports will be sent through registered mail.