Advanced Diploma in Special Education

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Advanced Diploma in Special Education

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  •     Catherine : 6533 2743

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    This 12-month part-time programme is designed specifically to train potential candidates to teach children with special needs. The candidates will acquire curriculum development and teaching pedagogy to enable children acquire literacy and numeracy competencies. These children may have a wide range of disabilities, including those with various degrees of intellectual, physical, behavioural, psychological, and sensory problems, or a combination of these.

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    • have a basic knowledge of the key areas of child development, educational theory, and the aetiology of the major types of disabilities;
    • have the skills necessary for the identification of specific disabilities and the diagnosis and assessment of individual weaknesses;
    • be able to develop competency in a range of teaching skills to suit the needs of the children being taught; and
    • be able to plan and evaluate individualised intervention programmes for their own area of disability specialisation.

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    The ADISE programme begins by introducing student teachers to the psychology of education and then moves on to the nature of special education, the areas of special educational needs, the identification, diagnosis and treatment of these needs and the basic principles and practices of effective teaching and learning. The programme is highly practice-oriented to ensure that what they learn in their classes can be applied to children with special needs under their charge.

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    11 Modules
    Module 1 Introduction to Special Education & Psychology of Exceptional Children
    Module 2 Diagnosis, Assessment and Referral of Exceptional Children
    Module 3 Specific Learning Difficulties
    Module 4 Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Module 5 Attention Deficit Disorders
    Module 6 Sensory Integration
    Module 7 Communication Disorders
    Module 8 Literacy, Numeracy & Adaptive Daily Living Skills
    Module 9 Behaviour & Classroom Management
    Module 10 Individual Education Plan & Intervention Strategies
    Module 11 30 hours of Supervised Practicum
    Modules Synopses

    Click here for information on modules in this programme.


    Click here for lecturers in this programme.

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    Each module will be formally assessed by written assignments ( 50% ) and an examination ( 50% ). Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.

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    For admission to the ADISE programme:

    • Candidates should possess a Diploma in Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology offered by College of Allied Educators or,
    • Candidates should possess at least passes in 2 'A' Level and 2 'AO' Level subjects including a pass in General Paper obtained at the GCE 'A' Level (English) Singapore-Cambridge Examination;
    • Degree in any discipline.

    For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they may be required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.

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    Course Fee & Information
    Preview Days & Time Mondays - Fridays
    *Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
    Next Commencement
    Date / Day / Time
    16 October 2014 / Thursday / 7.00pm
    Duration 12 Months (Part-Time)
    Contact Hours 3 Hours x 2 Per Week
    Schedule Tuesdays & Thursdays
    7.00pm – 10.00pm
    Course Fee Structure Payment to be made to
    Application Fee 1 2 S$270.00
    1Non Refundable Fee
    2Consists of Application, Materials, and Student Card Fees
    Course Fee S$6,400.00
    Total Payable before GST S$6,670.00
    GST of 7% S$466.90
    Total Payable after GST S$7,136.90
    Payment Mode Cash / NETS / Credit Card1 / Cheque
    1Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB Credit Card Holders.

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    For programme enquiries and/or registration for a programme preview, kindly contact us by :

  • Enquiry Form

  •     Catherine : 6533 2743
  • Thank You for your interest in our programme! We look forward to hear and see you soon!

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