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The Dyslexia Association of Singapore, together with the Centre for Child Evaluation & Teaching (CCET) of Kuwait, are the first two organizations to achieve the International Dyslexia Association's Institutional Accreditation. 

IDA Institutional Accreditation is a formal recognition that the institution meets professional standards of operational integrity and quality related to services reasonable within local cultural contexts and consistent with IDA’s values and definition of dyslexia. Click here for more information about the IDA Institutional Accreditation.

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First picture: Geetha Shantha Ram (Director, Main Literacy Programme and Staff Professional Development, DAS) receiving the IDA Global Partners Institutional Accreditation Certificate from Dr Elaine Cheeseman. Being one of just two GPs who have been accredited, the other being CCET, Kuwait, it reflects the strong institutional foundations of DAS.

Second picture: DAS Specialised Educational Services Chinese Programme Manager Kong Yun Rui who was presenting a poster at the IDA Conference with Dr Gad Elbehari and Dr Mowafak Al-Manabri who were representing CCET, Kuwait.

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Group picture: From left to right: Mr Sam Lardner (Project Difference, Barcelona), Dr Mowafak Al-Manabri, Dr Gad Elbehari (CCET, Kuwait), Dr Elaine Cheeseman, Dr Eric Tridas (IDA, US), Dr Maya Kobayashi (EDGE, Japan), Mr Joaquin Serra (Projet DIfference, Barcelona), Ms Mandy Nayton (AUSPELD, Australia), Dr Elsa Hagan (IDA, US), Mr Steve O'Brien (Dyslexia Foundation, UK), Ms Geetha Shantha Ram, Dr Charley Haynes (IDA, US), Ms Kong Yun Rui, Mr Nor Ashraf Samsuddin (DAS, Singapore), Dr Omar Al-Sayed (CCET Kuwait), Dr Sushama Nagarkar (Morris Foundation, India), Mr Lee Siang (DAS, Singapore)




DAS collaborates with other dyslexia and SpLD organisations in the region to advance research and other activities.

Regional Friends of DAS

Dr. Anjali Morris Education and Health Foundation

Centre for Child Evaluation & Teaching (CCET)
Indonesia Dyslexia Association Institute of Behavioral Psychology

Maharashtra Dyslexia Association

Philippine Dyslexia Foundation
Madras Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Association of Sarawak

Japan Dyslexia Research Association

Yemen Dyslexia Association


International Partners

British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Association of Ireland
International Dyslexia Association The Organization for Unlocking the Potential of Dyslexic Learners

Australian Dyslexia Association

Jordanian Dyslexia Association

AUSPELD (Australian Federation of SPELD Associations)

Dyslexia Organization, Kenya

Berufsverband Akademischer Legasthenie-Dyskalkulie-Therapeutinnen (BALDT)

Pro Futuro

Brazillian Dyslexia Association

Institute of Behavioral Psychology

Centro de Dislexia de Costa Rica

Madrid Dyslexia Association

Czech Dyslexia Association

Project Difference

Campaign for Learning Disabilities

University of La Laguna
Fana Association for Individuals with Learning Difficulties (FAILCD) Turkey Dyslexia Foundation

Bundesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie

Dyslexia Foundation




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MDA News Letter July 2018 CoverPage min    
July 2018
Madras Dyslexia Association Newsletter
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IDA Global Partners Handbook January 2018
Madras Dyslexia Association Newsletter
October 2017
Madras Dyslexia Association Newsletter
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DAS International Newsletter 2017 Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (Jan 2017)   Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (July 2017)




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Madras Dyslexia Association Register of Educational Therapists (Asia)  DAS Academy


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Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA) Conference 2020

The second ARWA Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and experience with regard to:

  • Reviewing findings from recent and leading policy, practice and research on reading and writing;
  • Discussing current issues, concerns and prospects concerning policy-making, practice, research and development, internationally and with particular reference to the Asian regions;
  • Identifying research and development priorities in reading and writing from the perspective of different countries, institutions and education agencies; and
  • Exploring possibilities for collaborative activities.

The two-day conference will feature the following activities:

  • Keynote Sessions - a one-hour speech by invited speakers
  • Paper Presentation - 10-minute oral highlight; 3-4 papers for a one-hour session
  • Poster Presentation - requires the presence of author; poster size 900 x 1200 mm

Organizer: Association for Reading and Writing in Asia
Date: September 2020
Venue: Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

BDA International Conference & EXPO 2021

The 12th British Dyslexia Association’s International Conference (IC) and EXPO is a leading conference on Dyslexia/Specific Learning difficulties across the age ranges, for the latest in research and practice, exciting developments and inspiration. The BDA are delighted to work with Professor Vince Connelly (Oxford Brookes University) as 2021 Conference Chair and the International Conference committee as we build a great event. 

Organizer: British Dyslexia Association
Date: 20 & 21 May 2021
Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
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UNITE SpLD Conference 2021

The UNITE SpLD Conference seeks to bring together parents, teachers and practitioners working with children with specific learning difficulties and special educational needs. This conference will be showcasing research that covers aspects of behavioural, literacy and social-emotional support, intervention and assessment for children with special learning needs. Come and listen to our SpLD experts share their research. The research will be presented short, engaging and entertaining sessions accompanied by poster presentations and the chance to talk directly with researchers who are making a difference in the Asian region.

Organizer: Dyslexia Association of Singapore
Date: 24 & 25 June 2021
Venue: Singapore
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IDA’s Annual International Conference 2021

IDA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more. The Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended by some 2,500 teachers, educators, and administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, tutors, and parents.

The four-day conference includes:

  • Four general sessions with keynote speakers
  • Full- and half-day pre-conference symposia
  • Over 100 sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Networking opportunities
  • Social events
  • Visits to local schools
  • And much more!

Organizer: International Dyslexia Association
Date: 12 - 15 November 2020
Venue: Denver Colorado, United States
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 To see upcoming events worldwide organised by the International Dyslexia Association and its Global Partners, please visit the IDA website by clicking here.