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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 Navjyoti Centre, April 2018

As an aim to providing services to the children with special needs and making them self reliant, Navjyoti Centre has been working actively in the disability industry for many years.

Therap team is delighted to visit Navjyoti Centre yet again on April 12, 2018 with Therap USA Personnel Michelle Saunders, Business Development Consultant, Joshua Corzantes, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist, Ishya “Shae” Dotson, State Implementation Specialist, Fayonne Johnson, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist along with Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive and other Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh team.

Lisa Perekkatt, SCN, Navjyoti Centre welcomed Therap team warmly. Therap team got the opportunity to meet a team from Belgium there who had been jointly working with Navjyoti Centre on a skill development program which includes special educators as well as children with special needs of Navjyoti Centre. Being the global leader in electronic documentation, Therap team let the Belgium team know about Therap and the products and services provided by Therap. Belgium team was glad to hear about Therap and also shared their experiences with Therap team about their activities and projects that they are working on for the development of the disability industry.

Later on, Therap team visited the classrooms of Navjyoti Centre and had the opportunity to interact with the teachers and got to know how they are using Therap software for their daily documentation purpose. Therap team also had the opportunity to see the beautiful handicrafts products made by the special children of Navjyoti Centre which impressed the Therap team.

At the end, Therap team expresses thankfulness to the authority of Navjyoti Centre for inviting Therap team to visit Navjyoti Centre again and wishes to continue working collaboratively with them in future also.

To know more about our work in Asia, please visit www.TherapAsia.net

By |2018-05-24T05:34:35+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Conference, General, Nepal|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team Visits Navjyoti Centre, April 2018

Therap Team Visit to SWID Laboratory Model School, April 2018

Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (SWID) Bangladesh is country’s one of the first organizations who started working with the Persons with Intellectual Disability (PWD) in Bangladesh since 1977. SWID Bangladesh currently has more than 450 branches all over Bangladesh. Therap was yet again, delighted to visit the main branch of SWID Bangladesh, SWID Laboratory Model School on April 5, 2018.

A team of 9 members from Therap which included Therap USA personnel Joshua Corzantes, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist, Ishya “Shae” Dotson, State Implementation Specialist along with Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh team visited SWID Laboratory Model School.

Jowaherul Islam Mamun, Secretary General of SWID Bangladesh, welcomed the Therap team warmly.

Therap team’s tour to SWID Laboratory Model School began with attending the morning assembly routine performed by the special children of SWID Laboratory Model School. Then the Therap team visited the class rooms of SWID Laboratory Model School and was privileged to see the activities and services provided to the special childrens in each classroom. The authority also arranged a short cultural program for Therap team where all the performances were performed by special childrens of SWID Laboratory Model School.

Currently over 100 branches of SWID Bangladesh uses Therap all over Bangladesh. Later on the day, Therap team had a discussion with SWID authority regarding the further implementation plan of Therap to more SWID branches.

Therap team expresses gratitude to authority of SWID Laboratory Model School for inviting Therap team to visit SWID laboratory Model School.

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

By |2018-05-20T07:36:48+00:00May 20th, 2018|Categories: Bangladesh, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team Visit to SWID Laboratory Model School, April 2018

Therap Workshop in Nepal, April 2018

Therap is delighted to have been able to organize a successful workshop, in collaboration with SERC school Nepal on April 13, 2018 at Grand Hotel Kathmandu. Special schools and organizations supporting Persons with Disabilities (PWD) from all over Nepal attended the workshop.

The workshop started with the welcome speech by Anish K.C., General Manager, SERC school.

Moving forward Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive along with Michelle Saunders, Business Development Consultant of Therap gave an overview of Therap to the attendees and talked about Therap’s activity globally.

Later on, Joshua Corzantes, Senior Training & Implementation Specialist demonstrated Therap system and addressed the issues and queries raised by the users in the workshop.

As a certified person centered thinker Ishya “Shae” Dotson, State Implementation Specialist of Therap addressed the importance of person centered planning and demonstrated capturing information using Therap.

Fayonne Johnson, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist of Therap addressed the health tracking module of Therap and how it can be useful to track individuals’ health information.

Over 40 people attended the workshop, most of whom were special educators, teachers, occupational and speech therapists and senior management from different disability organizations.

At the end, there was question answer session for the attendees. The interactive question answer session went on for a while and all the questions were addressed. Therap Asia looks forward to having more such exciting workshops for the users in Nepal.

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

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 PPRBM YPAC Nasional, February 2018

Therap visited Indonesia on February 2018 and had a training session with PPRBM YPAC Nasional. Johanna Kroth (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) and Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) from Therap visited the school. Nana Moeljadi from YPAC Nasional gave Therap team a tour of the school. They have around 60 individuals in the school and they involve the individuals into various activities like music therapy, gardening, making handicrafts and other vocational training .

After visiting the school Therap team had a training session with teachers. Mr. Dedy Saputra, Mr. Daniel Eko Prihanto and Mr Wahyu were present in the training session. It was a fruitful training and the teachers learned about some new features which will help them to track data and to enhance the quality of services they are providing. PPRBM YPAC also provides community based services in remote areas. Therap team had a great time with the teachers and the individuals of PPRBM YPAC Nasional and they hope to visit the school again.

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

By |2018-03-20T05:23:00+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team Visits PPRBM YPAC Nasional, February 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 at Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten

Johanna Kroth, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist and Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive from Therap Services visited Jakarta during the first week of November and visited few agencies working with persons with disabilities. Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten is one of the few organizations who are doing some amazing work for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Indonesia.

During the visit chairperson of Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten Ms. Renowati Hardjosubroto welcomed Therap team cordially. Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten is currently a prime example of implementing Therap in Indonesia. They have been successful in implementing Therap for most of their documentation which they use to do in paper. They have already created a database of all their students in Therap. They are very excited to use Therap for documenting progress and health information of all their students.

During the visit teachers from Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten had a training session with Johanna and Prattay. They had a lot of questions and were keen to learn more. Johanna with her 30 years of experience in the disability field shared her views with the teachers and was very excited to know about the work the teachers do. It was an amazing experience for Therap team to meet and speak with the hard working staff of Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten and hope to continue working together in the future.

For more information please visit www.therapasia.net

By |2017-12-14T09:18:41+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: General, Indonesia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team at Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten