CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE – SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

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Certificate of Professional Practice – Special Educational Needs
Accredited by LTTC, UK

Overview

Participants will be introduced to the different disabilities; sensory impairments, neurological disabilities and learning disabilities. The certificate provides an overview of the characteristics and strategies that can be implemented for children with exceptionalities.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • Identify the characteristics of the various disabilities.
  • Identify and correctly explain the terminologies used when describing children with exceptionalities.
  • Identify the different support present in Singapore for children with disabilities and their families.
  • List basic strategies and accommodation and implement within the educational context.

Content

Learners will be introduced to the following areas of impairments: physical, sensory, intellectual, communication, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) , and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

A variety of curricula and teaching approaches will be covered although the main focus will be on activity based, authentic, play-based and child-directed approaches.

Such approaches will be considered and critically evaluated for application within the context of schools in Singapore.

  • Introduction to SPED and educational settings for children with special needs
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Intellectual Impairments
  • Learning Disabilities

 

Course Duration

8 weeks on a part-time study for 4 hours per session. Sessions include classroom discussions/participation, hands-on training activities and peer teaching practice.

Teacher-Student Ratio

1:15

Assessment

  • Classroom and Online Forum Participation
  • Lesson Planning
  • Peer Teaching
  • Written Theory Examination

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum 3 “O” levels with credit in English
  • Any other recognized Certification, Diploma or Degree
  • Mature candidates by interview and approval from the School