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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM [SST]

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM [SST]

Back for the 8th year, and this time ONLINE, the Preschool Seminar 2020 is organised by Preschool professionals from Specialised Educational Needs (SES), a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. 

Preschool practitioners from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore will share about educating the young ones and also tips and tricks to support the weaker learners. Featuring two keynote speakers who will discuss learning and social-emotional competence in young children, this seminar also includes 4 workshops on various topics.

Join us ONLINE for the Preschool Seminar 2020 if you are a parent, educator or anyone working with preschool children who may benefit from some of these learning strategies.

In view of the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, and to avoid a large gathering of participants, especially those who work closely with preschool children, DAS has decided to deliver our Preschool Seminar online.


*Payment and cancellation policy:

1. Payment is required at least 2 weeks before the event to confirm the ticket.

2. The ticket is non-refundable.

3. A change of participants is allowed up to 5 working days before the event. However, the workshops registered cannot be changed.


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ABOUT DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE (DAS) Our Mission: Helping Dyslexic People Achieve Our Goal: To build a world class organisation dedicated to helping dyslexic people, those with specific learning differences and reaching out to the region. Registered in 1991, the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is today a vibrant voluntary welfare organisation with over 240 full-time staff who provide a wide array of services for dyslexics not only in Singapore but in the region. DAS Educational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Specialist Psychologists provide support for over 3,000 preschool, primary and secondary school students in 13 centres all over Singapore. Besides the main literacy programme, DAS also offers support in Mathematics, Chinese, English Exam Skills and Speech and Drama Arts. Increasingly, DAS will provide support for dyslexics who also suffer from other specific learning differences such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia, dyscalculia and non-verbal learning differences.

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Director, Specialised Educational Services (SES)

Edmen has been with the DAS since 2010. He served as an Educational Therapist, Programme Manager as well as an Assistant Director before assuming the post of Director of Specialised Educational Services (SES) on the 1st of January 2019. As Director of SES, Edmen oversees a range of programmes including the Preschool, Speech and Language Therapy, Math, Chinese, Prep 2 PSLE and Speech and Drama Arts programmes. He has also pioneered the development of Short Term Programmes and oversees student workshops that DAS conducts. Edmen graduated from the University of Western Australia, Perth with a degree in Psychology prior to joining the DAS. He has since completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences with London Metropolitan University and his Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics with the National Institute of Education Singapore where he won the book prize for being the top student in his cohort. Edmen is currently pursuing his PhD with an interest in the topic of reading motivation for struggling readers. He has presented in conferences and published papers on exam skills, curriculum development, reading comprehension and language testing. Edmen strongly believes in unlocking the potential of every dyslexic learner and aims to empower educators and parents with sufficient knowledge and strategies to support struggling learners.


Director, Specialised Educational Services (SES)
Director, SpLD Assessment Services, English Language and Literacy Division & Staff Professional Development Division

Geetha Shantha Ram joined DAS on 16 August 2004 and assumed the post of Director of the English Language and Literacy (ELL) Programmes on 1 December 2014, which includes the Main Literacy Programme (MLP) and has led curriculum enhancements for the DAS through the Essential Literacy Approach and the current integrated MLP curriculum. Besides ELL, Geetha oversees the SpLD Assessment Service and Staff Professional Development division, where she led the development of professional pathways and quality assurance of all educational efforts. She also heads the DAS Research Committee and is an advisor in the Register of Educational therapists (Asia) (RETA). Formerly, the Assistant Director of the DAS Academy, Geetha trained Allied educators, parents and other professionals and continues to present at conferences, most recently at the 2019 Dyslexia Speld Foundation Conference in Perth. Geetha has a Masters in English (NUS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Distinction) (LMU) and is currently pursuing her doctorate in the area of twice-exceptionality. With over 13 years of experience supporting children and adults in the area of dyslexia, Geetha aims to provide a quality service to dyslexics that searches for and realises their true potential and provides them with a view to appreciate their own unique abilities.


Director, SpLD Assessment Services, English Language and Literacy Division & Staff Professional Development Division

10:00 AM

Keynote 1: Child Language Development: Perspectives of a Parent and Educator

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
11:00 AM

Keynote 2: Gifted and Challenged: Do these children really exist?

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
12:00 PM

Q&A Session

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM

Access to All Workshops

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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