The EMBRACE DYSLEXIA campaign seeks to debunk common misconceptions about dyslexia, encourage dyslexic people to embrace their learning differences and to call organisations to take greater action in helping dyslexics by working with DAS.
DO YOU EMBRACE DYSLEXIA?
Let’s EMBRACE DYSLEXIA, despite the challenges individuals with learning differences may have in learning, through determination, passion and willpower they can make a significant and meaningful contribution to Singapore.
EMBRACE DYSLEXIA LAUNCH – NOVEMBER 2014
The late Dr Jimmy Daruwalla, DAS President (1992 to 2016) shared his EMBRACE DYSLEXIA vision during his presentation speech at the Embrace Dyslexia Dinner held on 19 November 2014 at Hotel Jen, Singapore.
“As we know, the only natural resource available to us in Singapore is human capital.
We cannot afford to let even a single child fall by the wayside.
This is not only because of an inability to read and write, but because dyslexia
also has several positive aspects and we need to mine these qualities”
~ Late Dr Jimmy Daruwalla, DAS President (1992 to 2016)
EMBRACE DYSLEXIA FEATURE VIDEOS
The Embrace Dyslexia Dinner and Seminar are featured on our DAS Youtube Channel.
See more videos at this link: DAS Youtube Channel.
A NEW WORLD SHAPED BY DYSLEXICS:
THE LATE DR JIMMY DARUWALLA
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SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - THOMAS G. WEST
Our DAS Friend and Guest Speaker Thomas G. West, pictured here with Dr Jiajia (aka Chua Jin Sen) and his sister Chua Jin Zhu, has authored three books featured below:
|Thinking like Einstein||In the Mind's Eye||Seeing What Others Cannot See|
Thomas has also written articles for our FACETS magazine, DAS Handbook and the Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences.
See his articles here:
About the Author: Thomas G West:
For more information about Thomas G. West and his books see these links:
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOKS BY OTHERS ON POSITIVE DYSLEXIA
|Embrace a Different Kind of Mind: Personal Stories of Dyslexia edited by Deborah Hewes||Nov 2015|
|Clearly Different: Dyscovering the Differences by Dr William Wan and DAS||Aug 2017|
|Dyslexia is my Superpower by Margaret Rooke||Sept 2017|
|Positive Dyslexia by Rod Nicolson||Apr 2015|
|The Successful Dyslexic: Identify the Keys to Unlock Your Potential by Neale Alexander-Passe||Aug 2017|
|Dyslexics: Dating, Marriage & Parenthood by Neale Alexander-Passe||Sept 2013|
|Dyslexia & Creativity Investigations from Differing Perspectives by Neale Alexander-Passe||Oct 2010|
|Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories by Margaret Rooke||Jul 2016|
|History of Reading Struggles Linked to Enhanced Learning in Low Spatial Frequency Scenes||Apr 2012|
|Upside of Dyslexia? Science Scant, but Intriguing||Mar 2012|
|Visual-Spatial Strength in Dyslexia||Jul 2011|
|Dyslexia linked to talent: Global visual-spatial ability||Jun 2003|
|An eye for the unusual: Creative thinking in dyslexics||Mar 1999|