Journey of RETA

What is RETA?

RETA is the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia). It is an initiative by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and is advised by a panel of two distinguished members – Ms Geetha Shantha Ram and Professor Angela Fawcett.

RETA was formed to connect practitioners in the field of Specific Learning Differences and Education, while recognising their professional status and endorsing their qualifications at the same time.


Why was RETA Formed?

As awareness is heightened throughout Asia and the world on the needs of individuals with specific learning differences (SpLD), greater support is vital to facilitate them in their learning journey.

Singapore has essentially developed into an important educational hub for supporting such individuals. Over the years, a rising number of students with SpLD are being taught and supported by various organisations which include the Ministry of Education, voluntary sectors and even private institutions.

Arguably, more students with specific learning differences receive support in Singapore and the region than anywhere else in the world. In view of this encouraging development, it is timely and essential that support providers such as teachers, educational therapists and allied professionals come together to form a Register to encourage high professional practice and application of research into practice.

And so, we present the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia), affectionately known as RETA.

The logo and tagline of RETA

reta logo


Blue: Associated with stability, confidence and trust
Yellow: Associated with intellect and energy, and often with children as well


Growth and progress in life Success


For educators who make a difference


29 October, 2012 – RETA Launch at Traders Hotel with special guest speaker, Dr. Kate Saunders, Chief Executive Officer of the British Dyslexia Association.

Press Coverage by Straits Times

2 February, 2013 – 1st RETA Meeting at Rex House to develop RETA’s Professional Code of Conduct.