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2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference, April 2018

Therap Asia organised their 2nd Annual Dhaka Conference 2018 at RAOWA Convention Hall on April 9, 2018. The main theme of the conference was ‘Using Documentation to Improve Quality of Care and Support for Better Future’. Among the attendees, there were Principals, Executive Board Members, Teachers, Therapist and also some parents who are providing support to the Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Both Therap users and potential Therap users from disability service providing agencies attended the conference.

The conference was inaugurated by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) M. Shamim Chowdhury, Head of HR and Vital Assets of Therap (BD) Ltd. He expressed his gratitude towards the attendees and welcomed them. Later on Richard Robbins, CEO of Therap Services shared his visions about Therap in Asia and also ensured that Therap will continue working collaboratively with the agencies across Asia. A team of experts from the Therap US team, who have been working in the PWD sector for more than 25 years, also presented at the Conference. From the Therap US team Michelle Saunders (Business Development Consultant), Shae Dotson (State Implementation Specialist), Fayonne Johnson (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) and Joshua Corzantes (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) shared their views about Disability Industry, Digital Documentation and Person Centered Planning. They also showed live demonstration of some of important modules of Therap.

Sessions were also conducted by users of Therap, who are actively implementing Therap at their organization. These users explained various ways they provide service to special children and also how Therap plays a role at their organization for regular documentation and keeping track of records of these services. It was Therap Asia’s honor and privilege to have Ms. Mamtaz Sultana, Vice Principal from Beautiful Mind School, Dr. Mushfekur Rahman, Chairperson, Angel’s Care Foundation, Ms. Sabina Hossain, Chairperson, SWAC and Shaila Afroz, Clinical Occupational Therapist, Smiling Children as Guest Speakers at the 2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference.

Therap also had teachers from these schools who presented at the Conference which included Ms. Sabrina Mustary Smrity (Beautiful Mind School), Shamima Akter Deepa (Angel’s Care Foundation),Mahbub Hasan (SWAC) and Roman Ali Shah (Smiling Children).

Later in the day, two simultaneous sessions were conducted. Persons who are in the Management body of an organization (such as Executive Members, Chairpersons) attended sessions which were specifically designed for them lead by Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) and Michelle Saunders (Business Development Consultant). Teachers and Parents attended sessions regarding important Therap Modules, taken by Therap US team and Therap Asia Team. A Therap User Group Question and Answers session was arranged, teachers from various schools asked Therap related questions and these were answered by teachers who gave presentation earlier in the day.

This year’s Top Therap User award was awarded to teachers from Smiling Children Special School (Dhaka) and Anuvab Buddhi Protibondhi School (Gaibandha). Top Agency which implemented Therap the best, was awarded to Angel’s Care Foundation (Dhaka).

Therap Asia is glad to have another successful conference this year. Therap Asia will always try to work collaboratively with the disability service providing agencies across Asia and will always try to make an impact so that the persons with disabilities get the best support from the agencies. Therap Asia will always strive to provide best support to the caregivers of disability service providing agencies. Therap Asia looks forward to have more conferences and workshops in the future across Asia.

To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.TherapAsia.net

By |2018-05-15T04:26:33+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Bangladesh, Conference, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference, April 2018

Therap Team visited Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation, April 2018

Therap team visited Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) main branch at Mirpur on April 8, 2018. A team of eleven people from Therap were present on that visit, which included Therap experts in the PWD field who has been working in the field of intellectual disability for more than 20 years. USA personnel Michelle Saunders (Business Development Consultant), Fayonne Johnson (Senior Training & Implementation Specialist) from Therap USA team along with Therap’s Asia team, Marketing team, Software Engineers and Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh visited Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF). BPF has been using Therap for documentation since 2016.

Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) is ensuring equal rights of children and persons with disabilities and creating opportunity for equal participation in all spheres of life and making them independent, self reliant and contributing member of the society.

Therap team reached school in the early morning. Dr. Shamim Ferdous (Executive Director, BPF) gave a warm welcome to Therap team. The team got a tour of the entire school building of BPF. Therap team visited the classrooms in BPF and had opportunity to look at different kinds of activities and services provided in every classroom. Dr. Shamim Ferdous explained each of their activities during the tour. Later in the day, there was a cultural program which was performed by the students. The Therap team enjoyed the cultural program and took photos with the children.

To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.TherapAsia.net.

By |2018-04-15T07:04:13+00:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team visited Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation, April 2018

Therap Information Forum in Manila, Philippines

Therap is delighted to organize a successful Information Forum at Orchid Garden Suites in Manila, Philippines in collaboration with St Philomena School on February 16, 2018.

In attendance were many special education teachers along with school principals, administrators, speech therapists, psychometricians, developmental pediatricians and others. Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) and Johanna Kroth (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) conducted the session. They explained to the attendees how Therap can enhance quality of services of the organizations dealing with disability and what values Therap can bring to the Persons with Disabilities (PWD). The attendees were very excited to know that there is a cloud based software for the organizations which support the Persons with Disabilities(PWD) which can ensure secure and effective documentation. The Information Forum was very interactive, the attendees had queries about the system and the features. Alphonsus De Alban School Administrator of St Philomena School also shared his views about Therap. The attendees were amazed to get introduced to a system like Therap and they wanted to sign up with Therap also.

Therap had a great information forum and they look forward to have more sessions like this in Philippines soon.

To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.therapasia.net.

Therap Team visits Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten, February 2018

Therap team visited Jakarta, Indonesia in February 20, 2018. Johanna Kroth, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist and Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive from Therap visited Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten. They are providing residential support to orphans and persons with disabilities in Indonesia. Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten is using Therap to do their documentation for over one year.

During the visit Prattay Iqbal and Johanna Kroth provided training. Nine teachers were present during the training session. Sayap Ibu have been organizing their database through Therap. They are using Therap and updating the daily notes regularly. They found Therap useful and easy to document their data.They had lots of questions and queries for the Therap trainers and also some queries regarding Therap modules. Therap trainers were able to explain all the queries professionally. There were administrative training and teachers training provided.

It is always amazing for Therap to visit Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten. Therap looks forward to work with Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten for longer period of time.

For more information please visit www.therapasia.net

By |2018-03-22T09:24:24+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Indonesia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team visits Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten, February 2018

Therap Team Visits The Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC)

The Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC) is a nonprofit and voluntary organization providing education and training to special children since February 3, 2000.

A team of 9 persons from Therap visited SWAC on November 14, 2017. Sabina Hossain, Director and Md. Mofizul Islam, Deputy Manager from SWAC welcomed Therap team cordially. USA personnel Jeff Covington (Deputy Director of USA State Implementation), Johanna Kroth (Senior Training & Implementation Specialist) from Therap USA team along with Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh team visited SWAC.

The tour of the school started with visiting classrooms of SWAC with the guidance of SWAC personnel. Teachers and special educators of SWAC described Therap team how they teach and train the special children. Therap team were privileged to get a look at  the curriculum and services provided in different classrooms of SWAC for different individuals.

After the school tour Therap team then had question answer session with teachers of SWAC. Jeff Covington (Deputy Director of USA State Implementation) answered all of their queries regarding Therap system.

Therap team is very delighted to visit SWAC and thanked SWAC authorities for the invitation.

To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.therapasia.net.

By |2017-12-07T09:46:49+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Bangladesh, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team Visits The Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC)

Therap’s Plenary Session at 23rd AFID Conference, 2017

Therap was the technology partner and one of the sponsors of the 23rd AFID Conference that took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference was held from November 19, 2017 to November 23, 2017 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre.

The conference started off with inauguration from the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid on November 19, 2017. On November 21, 2017, the Plenary Session – Education and Health was started off by the Therap team. Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) and Tanvir Wares Khan (Senior Software Engineer) gave a presentation regarding  improving  quality of services provided to people with disabilities by using Digital Documentation. Prattay Iqbal talked about why digital documentation is important in the disability sector and the benefits of using an electronic documentation software like Therap.  He also talked about the various modules/features of Therap and how users are benefitting by using these features in their day to day documentation. Tanvir Wares Khan talked about why an user’s data in Therap is  secure and how the infrastructure of Therap help users quickly deploy Therap, access the software from anywhere and helps them save large upfront costs.  He also explained why Therap is the best option for concurrent usage.

The conference attendees from different countries of Asia showed interest in using Therap after attending the presentation given by the Therap team.

To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.therapasia.net.

By |2017-11-29T09:57:19+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Bangladesh, Conference, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap’s Plenary Session at 23rd AFID Conference, 2017

Therap Team in Indonesia, visits Jakarta CP Center

During the first week of November Johanna Kroth, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist and Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive from Therap Services visited Jakarta to meet with organizations serving and working with persons with disabilities (PWD).

Therap Team started off with a mandatory sightseeing of the beautiful Jakarta city and visited the National Monument and the National Museum. Later on Johanna and Prattay attended a meeting with one of the pioneers for providing services to the PWD in Indonesia, an umbrella organization YPAC Nasional. YPAC  has many other branches all over Indonesia providing services to the PWD. YPAC  took  the Therap team to  one of their branch Jakarta CP Center and showed around the facility. YPAC is doing exemplary work with their services and are keen to implement Therap for their documentation. YPAC Jakarta also known as Jakarta CP Center is currently in the training phase of the implementation process with Therap and has continuous online training for better understanding of the Therap software.

Johanna with her 30 years of experience in the disability field shared her views with the teachers, therapists, administrators and expressed gratitude towards the organization for the services they are providing to the disability community. Overall it was a day well spent.

For more information please visit www.therapasia.net

By |2017-11-28T10:35:16+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: General, Indonesia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team in Indonesia, visits Jakarta CP Center

Therap and SWID Bangladesh workshop and school visit in Rangpur, Bangladesh

Therap and SWID Bangladesh jointly organized a workshop in Rangpur, Bangladesh on June 11, 2017 in RCCI auditorium, Rangpur. As Rangpur is one of the eight divisions of Bangladesh and the place of the workshop was centered in the middle of Rangpur city so attendance from special schools and organizations was higher. Around 200 people from SWID affiliated special schools and organizations attended the workshop. Most of the attendees were teachers, special educators and head teachers of the schools.

Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive, Therap talked about Therap and introduced Therap to the attendees. The attendees then got to see some of Therap’s support materials such as user guides and training videos. Jowaherul Islam Mamun, President, SWID Bangladesh talked about SWID and then thanked Therap team for collaborating with SWID Bangladesh to organize the workshop. Shahadat Hossain, Psychologist, SWID Bangladesh talked about autism and gave suggestions and advised on how to take care of an intellectually disabled child to the teachers and special educators from special schools and organizations. Md. Asad Uzzaman Sazzad, Training and Implementation Specialist, later spoke to the attendees as they had a lot of questions. Attendees in the workshop showed a lot of interest in using Therap and Therap team is willing to organize training sessions with the users very soon.

After the workshop Therap and SWID Bangladesh team also visited some schools in the remote area of Rangpur. They are currently providing services to persons with disabilities. School authorities cordially welcomed the whole team and talked about their curriculum and services provided by them.

To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.therapasia.net

By |2017-08-06T10:55:32+00:00August 6th, 2017|Categories: Bangladesh, Conference, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap and SWID Bangladesh workshop and school visit in Rangpur, Bangladesh

Special schools and organizations in Indonesia starts training and implementing Therap

Therap have been working with organizations and special schools supporting persons with disabilities for a long time with a global system in place. Therap is an ideal solution for documenting education plan, vocational programs, supported living, therapies and children’s services. It also produces reports based on the data entered and is currently used worldwide.

This May 2017,  Therap personal Shamim M Chowdhury, Director of HR & Vital Assets, Faisal Iqbal, Assistant Director of Training and Implementation and Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive visited organizations in Jakarta to implement Therap, a documentation software for Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Organizations providing services to PWD such as YPAC Nasional, Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Province Banten, Yayasan Pendidikan Dwituna Rawinala and Rumah I’M Star had their first training session with Therap. All the organizations were enthusiastic and excited about using and benefiting from Therap – A digital database of individuals and the services they receive.

Therap is also providing online training sessions to Indonesian organizations working with Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Recently Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Province Banten had an informative online training and is looking forward to more such training with Therap. 

For more information please visit www.therapasia.net

By |2017-06-04T08:53:55+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: General, Indonesia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Special schools and organizations in Indonesia starts training and implementing Therap

Therap Team Visiting Special School For Disabled & Rehabilitation Center (SSDRC), Nepal

Therap Team has recently visited Special School For Disabled & Rehabilitation Center (SSDRC), Nepal to meet with the officials of the school. SSDRC has been implementing Therap for almost a year now and has made significant improvement since then. In spite of the unfortunate absence of Ms. Sabita Upreti, Founder & CEO of SSDRC, Therap Team was received with very warm welcome.

The Therap Team, led by Maureen Noonan, Director of Global Customer Support, met with some of the support staff of the school. Ebony Johnson, Training and Implementation Specialist of Therap shared her experience on using Therap, prior to joining Therap as an employee, when she used to provide services to persons with disabilities (PWD). Therap Team was delighted to visit different classrooms of the school and interact with some of the individuals. It was great to know the benefits the school is really getting out of using an advanced yet simple online documentation software such as Therap.

To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.therapasia.net.

By |2017-05-25T06:22:42+00:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: General, Nepal|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team Visiting Special School For Disabled & Rehabilitation Center (SSDRC), Nepal