Diploma in Disability Studies, Special Education Course

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Diploma in Disability Studies

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    This 6-month part-time programme is designed specifically to train potential candidates to teach children with a wide range of disabilities, including those with various degrees of intellectual, physical, behavioural, psychological, and sensory problems, or a combination of these. The candidates will acquire curriculum development and teaching pedagogy to enable children to acquire literacy and numeracy competencies.

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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 Diploma in Disability Studies first develop insights into common specific learning disabilities such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia whilst various intervention approaches such as the Hanen and Orton-Gillingham approaches will be presented. Students will next gain further in-depth understanding into the following disorders – Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Sensory Integration Disorders, and Communication Disorders. The various intervention strategies for the respective disorders are included to enhance the students’ confidence in applying their knowledge into practical situations.

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    5 Modules
    Module 1 Specific Learning Difficulties
    Module 2 Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Module 3 Attention Deficit Disorders
    Module 4 Sensory Integration
    Module 5 Communication Disorders
    Modules Synopses

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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 Diploma in Disability Studies programme, candidates should possess at least 1 of the following:

    • Certificate in Learning Disorders Management & Language Development awarded by College of Allied Educators or,
    • At least passes in 3 ‘O’ Level subjects including a pass in General Paper obtained at the GCE 'O' Level (English) Singapore-Cambridge Examination; or
    • Diploma 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 6 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$3,700.00
    Total Payable before GST S$3,970.00
    GST of 7% S$277.90
    Total Payable after GST S$4,247.90
    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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