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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 SERC School, April 2018

Special Education and Rehabilitation Center ( SERC School ) for Disabled Children was established in 2009 with the objective of providing quality services and support to people living with physical and intellectual disability.

Therap team is delighted to visit SERC school 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, Asad Uzzaman Sazzad, Training and Implementation Specialist and other Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh team.

Mr. Anish, General Manager, SERC school and Kalpana Basnet, Pediatric Physiotherapist, SERC school welcomed Therap team warmly at the school’s new premises at Lalitpur, Nepal. The school had very recently shifted from its Baluwatar location to Lalitpur. So the new premises of the school was still under construction.

SERC school has been using Therap since 2016. They were using one of Therap’s most popular modules T-Log for quite a long. As SERC school follows IEP for every individual and also has to make a report over a period of time for that IEP, so they showed interest to use Therap’s another popular module ISP. Therap team saw the hardcopy of the IEP plan and IEP report format that SERC school is following for the individuals. The Therap team shared their ideas and thoughts with SERC team members on how SERC’s IEP formats can be implemented through Therap’s ISP module.

Later on, Therap team visited the classrooms of SERC school and was privileged to see the activities and services provided in different classrooms for different individuals.

The Therap team expresses gratitude to SERC authority for inviting Therap team to visit the new premises of SERC school and also wishes to continue working with SERC school in future.

To know more about or work in Asia, feel free to visit www.TherapAisa.net

By |2018-05-27T06:05:17+00:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: General, Nepal|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Team Visits SERC School, April 2018

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 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

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

Therap a Platinum Partner of Inclusion International 17th World Congress, 2018

Therap and Inclusion International are proud to announce Therap as a Platinum Partner of Inclusion International’s World Congress 2018 in Birmingham, UK from 30 May – 1 June 2018. Inclusion International is the global network of people with intellectual disabilities and their families advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide.

“Our World Congress brings our global network together to help lead the way to inclusion. We know the valuable role software and technology plays in the lives of people and are excited to have Therap on board,” said Klaus Lachwitz, President, Inclusion International.

Therap is the US’ leading electronic documentation software for providers and government organizations supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, disability providers across BangladeshNepalSri LankaIndonesia and the Philippines utilize Therap for daily documentation.  Software tools include Individual Education Plans, vocational, children’s services, supported living supports tracking, and physical, occupational and speech therapy tools. Therap’s comprehensive system provides a flexible solution fitting industry needs and government regulations, ensuring audit trails and customized reporting for funder/donor organizations.

“Therap is excited for this opportunity and hopes to begin a long and fruitful relationship between Therap and Inclusion International,” stated Richard Robbins, Chief Executive Officer at Therap Services.

We look forward to seeing you at the Inclusion International World Congress. For more information, please visit www.worldcongress2018.com.

About Therap

Therap provides secure, web-based documentation solution to over 4000 intellectual disability providers across the United States including over fifteen state governments I/DD departments and globally across Asia.  Its certified EHR provides documentation, secure communication and data sharing between stakeholders including families and self-advocates. Learn more at www.TherapGlobal.net.

About Inclusion International

Inclusion International is a global federation of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Inclusion International has 200 members in 115 countries working to advance the human rights and full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Across all five regions, our global network works on our shared agenda to: support people to live and be included in their communities, make their own decisions, access inclusive education and contribute to inclusive development. Moreover, at our core we are a movement of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.  Our global network is committed to building self-advocacy and supporting family leadership. Learn more at www.inclusion-international.org.

By |2018-05-13T09:05:03+00:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap a Platinum Partner of Inclusion International 17th World Congress, 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 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