Diploma in Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology

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Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and
Child Psychology

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  •     Catherine : 6533 2743

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    This 13-month part-time programme study is designed specifically to train potential teachers, parents and caregivers to identify, detect and support children with special needs.

    This is an accredited course by The College of Teachers, UK. Kindly click on the logo for more information on College of Teachers, UK.


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    • have a basic knowledge of the key theories and stages of child development, educational theory, and the characteristics of the common types of disabilities;
    • have the skills necessary for the identification of specific disabilities and understand the diagnosis and assessment of individual weaknesses;
    • develop competency in a range of teaching skills to suit the needs of the children being taught; and
    • plan and evaluate individualised intervention programmes for their own area of disability specialisation.
    • access the different resources to support the integration of a child with special needs
    • work with educationalists and therapists to provide counsel and support to parents with special needs children
    • acquire a strong foundation in the areas of speech and language development, child psychology, abnormal psychology and counselling.

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    The programme begins by introducing the theories and stages of developmental psychology and then moves on to the nature of special needs. The main focus will be for the students to be familiar with the most common learning disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia. Students will be exposed to the identification processes, diagnosis processes and intervention strategies for individuals with these needs. Students will then be trained to help children develop their literacy skills and communication skills. The programme is highly practice-oriented to ensure a direct linkage with the real issues and problems encountered by the student teachers in their special classes. The students go on to acquire the critical foundational skills of counselling needed to work with children and the parents of children with special needs.

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    Four Major Areas of Study
    Learning Disorders Management 1 Foundation to Special Needs
    2 Intervention Strategies
    Speech and Language Development 3 Theories and Practice ( 1 )
    4 Theories and Practice ( 2 )
    Child Psychology 5 Theories of Child Development
    6 Developmental Stages and Processes
    Counselling 7 Counselling Theories
    8 Counselling Skills
    Supervised Practicum 9 Practical Training
    Modules Synopses

    Click here for information on modules in this programme.


    Click here for information on lecturers in this programme.

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    Candidates should possess at least passes in 3 ‘O' Level subjects including a pass in English obtained at the GCE 'O' Level (English) Singapore-Cambridge Examination.

    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.
    New Intake Commencement
    Date / Day / Time

    Day Intake: 26 September 2014 / Friday / 9.30am

    Evening Intake: 16 September 2014 / Tuesday / 7.00pm

    Saturday Intake: TBA / Saturday / TBA

    Duration 12 Months (Part-Time)
    Contact Hours 2.5 Hours x 1 Per Week
    Day Intake: Fridays
    9.30am – 12.00pm

    Evening Intake: Tuesdays
    7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Saturday Intake: Saturdays
    2.00pm - 5.30pm

    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$4,820.00
    Total Payable before GST S$5,090.00
    GST of 7% S$356.30
    Total Payable after GST S$5,446.30
    Payment Mode Cash / NETS / Credit Card1 / Cheque
    1Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB Credit Card Holders.

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    Kindly send us your enquiry/register your interest for the programme via :

  •     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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