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2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference featured in Newspapers

Therap Asia organised their 2nd Annual Dhaka Conference 2018 at RAOWA Convention Center, Dhaka on April 9, 2018. This year the theme was ‘Using Documentation to Improve Quality of Care and Support for Better Future’. Both Therap users and potential Therap users from disability service providing agencies were present at the conference. Over 250 special school teachers, therapists and executive board members from across 60 disability organization attended the conference.

Various popular newspapers of Bangladesh featured the Therap conference- Ittefaq, Kaler Kantho, Samakal, Bangla Tribune and New Age. They also featured the news on their online news portal. The attendees at the conference also shared these news on their profile in social media. They also added that Therap should organise this type of conference every year.

The conference was introduced by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) M. Shamim Chowdhury, Head of HR and Vital Assets of Therap (BD) Ltd. Richard Robbins, CEO of Therap Services later shared his vision for Therap Asia and visions of Therap to go global. Members from the Therap USA team and also the users of Therap spoke about the importance of digital documentation to improve quality of care for persons with disabilities at the event. Therap users also explained the benefits they have gained by implementing Therap’s Electronic Health Records software.

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

By |2018-05-31T04:00:42+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Bangladesh, Conference, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference featured in Newspapers

Therap Team Visits BRAC Neurodevelopmental Disability Centre and One Room School, May 2018

BRAC, world’s top NGO starts its journey with Therap Asia. BRAC is an International development organisation working globally in Economic Development, Education, Public Health and also Disaster Relief sectors. BRAC showed keen interest to use Therap software for regular documentation in their Neurodevelopmental Disability(NDD) Centres and One Room Schools. Limia Dewan,Programme Manager Inclusive Education, from BRAC attended 2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference and showed interest to use Therap for BRAC NDD centres and One Room schools.

Before starting, it was important that Therap Asia team has a clear idea about the structure of BRAC NDD centres and One Room schools. That is why Therap Asia team visited some of the NDD centres and One Room schools. Therap Asia team along with Sarder Lutfor Rahman, Senior Sector Specialist Inclusive Education and Md Mohsin Ali, Sector Specialist Inclusive Education from BRAC went to visit the NDD centre situated at Karail Slum. BRAC NDD centres provides care specifically for the persons with disabilities. Children living in the Karail slum who are diagnosed with Neurodevelopmental Disability (Autism, Epilepsy etc) go to these BRAC NDD centres to get proper service and education. Teachers and therapists provide regular support to the persons with disabilities. Each NDD center, provides support to around 20 special children. The Therap team, was explained how these children receive care and support by the BRAC representatives.

Therap Asia team also visited several One Room schools situated in the Karail Slum and at Shyamoli. These One Room schools provides support and education to both person with and without disabilities. In each of the One Room school, there are 30 children and among them, some of them have disabilities. In One Room school the same children study from class one to class five under the supervision of the same teacher. One Room school has pre-primary sections also for the children who are about to start their education. All these information regarding BRAC NDD Centers and One Room school proved very helpful for the Therap Team. Once BRAC starts implementing Therap, these information will enable the Therap team an effective implementation process of the Therap software.

Therap Asia team observed that BRAC NDD centres and One Room schools are run in a very systematic way and the teachers are very responsible. At the moment they document regularly in paper but with Therap they will be able to document using digital platform to keep track of the data and generate reports which will help them to enhance the quality of services that they provide. Therap Asia is very excited and looking forward to a great journey with BRAC.

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

By |2018-05-22T08:05:48+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Bangladesh, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team Visits BRAC Neurodevelopmental Disability Centre and One Room School, May 2018

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 at Job Fair 2018 for The Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Computer Council in association with ICT Division organized a Job Fair for persons with disabilities (PWD) on January 1, 2018. Therap was invited to the event by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) & Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) to attend this event. Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Hon’ble State Minister for ICT Division attended the event as chief guest. It was a great opportunity for the employers who want to employ person with disabilities. The employers had a chance to meet the candidates personally and conduct interview sessions. There were drop boxes in place as well so that candidates can come in and drop their resumes. Therap had the opportunity to meet prospective candidates and received a lot of resumes during  the job fair. The job fair was insightful for Therap officials as they had the opportunity to meet some really talented and promising candidates throughout the event.

Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive, Md Asad Uzzaman Sazzad, Training and Implementation Specialist and Abu Saleh Al Momin, Training and Implementation Specialist attended the event on behalf of Therap.

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

By |2018-01-09T05:09:14+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Bangladesh|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap at Job Fair 2018 for The Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh

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 Team at Angels Care Foundation

A team of eight people from Therap visited the special school Angels Care Foundation on November 15, 2017. Therap Asia team along with USA personnel (with more than 20 years of experience)  Jason Laws (Business Development Consultant ), Sarah Christiansen (Training and Implementation Specialist)and several Programmer and Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh visited the school.

Therap team reached school in the morning and all the teachers received them with a warm welcome. The president of the school Dr. Mushfequr Rahman and the Head Teacher Ms. Farzana Faruq were also present. Dr. Mushfequr Rahman, accompanied the Therap team during the  tour to all the classrooms of the school. In each classroom he explained how their teaching procedure works and how the children are improving their abilities. Some children showed their talent by reciting rhymes and reading from books. After that the school management had a discussion with the Therap team about how they are doing their daily documentation and how using Therap is helping them to improve their quality of services. The teachers also showed that how they actually do the digital documentation daily and also they shared their experience of using Therap on a daily basis. According to them it is much easier for them to track all the data about the children in Therap and they are really happy with it.

Few special children did some heartwarming performance for the Therap team. Later on Jason Laws and Sarah Christiansen thanked them for the invitation to their school. As this was the first visit to Bangladesh for Jason Laws and Sarah Christiansen, it was a pleasant experience for them to visit a special school like Angels Care Foundation.

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

By |2017-12-03T10:28:30+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bangladesh, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team at Angels Care Foundation

Therap team visits the wonderful Beautiful Mind School

Beautiful Mind is one of the leading special schools in Bangladesh which is providing services to children with autism and intellectually challenged children since 2004.

A team of 13 persons from Therap  visited Beautiful Mind on November 13, 2017. The school authority welcomed the Therap team cordially.

USA personnel Jeff Covington (Deputy Director of USA State Implementation), Jason Laws (Business Development Consultant, USA), Johanna Kroth (Senior Training & Implementation Specialist) and Sarah Christiansen (Training & Implementation Specialist) from Therap USA team along with Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh team visited Beautiful Mind.

The tour of the school started with the assembly of the students and Therap team participating with the students and the teachers. Later on the group was divided into smaller groups led by one teacher for each group from Beautiful Mind. Each group got a tour of the whole school separately. Therap team visited the classrooms in Beautiful Mind and is privileged to see different kinds of activities and services provided in every classrooms.

After the school tour Therap team had a question answer session with the administrators, special educators, therapists of Beautiful Mind in their training room. Teachers using Therap had some queries for the USA team which was then addressed.

Therap team expresses gratitude to the school authorities of Beautiful Mind for inviting Therap team to visit their school.

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

By |2017-11-30T10:22:09+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Bangladesh, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap team visits the wonderful Beautiful Mind School

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