The Straits Times
Published on Oct 29, 2012

Asia's first register for educational therapists launched


ASIA's first register for educational therapists was launched in Singapore on Monday, with the goal of setting stringent standards for the trade.

Launched by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), the initiative will first target people trained in helping children diagnosed with dyslexia, before gradually taking in therapists of other special learning difficulties such as autism and attention deficit disorder.

Mr Robin Moseley, chief executive officer of DAS, told a crowd of 80 parents and therapists at the launch event at Traders Hotel: "Through Reta (Register of Educational Therapists (Asia)) we want to recognise those people who are helping these children, and offer continuing professional development and a network of support."

There are five tiers to the Reta membership scheme, which will be subject to a yearly renewal. They are namely affiliate member, associate member, member, associate fellow and fellow, depending on qualifications and years of experience.