UNITE SpLD 2020: Conference on helping individuals with Specific Learning Differences achieve

Press release

Every child learns differently and for children with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) and special educational needs, their learning challenges are often multi-faceted. This makes working with these children a complex task for teachers, parents and field practitioners.

Expert help is at hand, at the Uniting Ideas in Teaching Excellence: Specific Learning Differences (UNITE SpLD) conference organised by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS).

Taking place on 24 – 25 June 2020, UNITE SpLD is a unique conference that showcases research covering aspects of behaviour, identification, early intervention, technology, multilingualism, assessment and much more for children and adults with special learning needs.

Back for the sixth year and delivered online for the first time, UNITE SPLD 2020 will allow participants from all over the world to participate from the comfort of their homes. The online format also means participants can interact directly with researchers who are making key differences with their work internationally.

This year’s conference will feature 36 speakers, 29 presentations and a strong line-up of internationally-renowned experts as keynote speakers:

  • Fintan O’Regan: The Curious Case of ADHD – How to support individuals with traits of ADHD towards fulfilling their potential
  • Dr Malatesha Joshi: Componential Model of Reading: Implications for the Assessment of Instruction of Dyslexia and Related Reading Problems
  • Dr Julie Washington: Addressing the Literacy Needs of Children who Speak Non-mainstream Dialects
  • Carol Allen: Finding the Positives! How a pandemic has offered technology positives and reduced anxiety for many Dyslexic Learners
  • Edmen Leong: A Literature Review of Empirical Studies on Reading Motivation and Struggling Readers
  • Deborah Hewes: Dyslexic Entrepreneurs in Singapore: The Incidence, Their Educational and Experiences and Their Attributes


Registration is now open!