Understanding Children with Special Needs

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Start Date:

16 Aug 2019

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End Date:

16 Aug 2019

Duration (hours):



Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive Campus

Application closing date : 12 Jul 2019

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 500.00 $ 535.00
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 50.00 $ 53.50

The course engages the learner to explore and have a deeper understanding on five main types of special needs in children. Learners will learn to identify the causes and characteristics of these five main types of special needs and understand the role of professionals in supporting these children with special needs.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the 5 main types of special needs in children; namely:
a) Autism,
b) Cerebral Palsy,
c) Intellectual Disability,
d) Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and
e) Learning Disabilities.
2. Identify the causes and characteristics of the 5 types of special needs in children.
3. Explain the importance of early diagnosis and intervention by professionals.
4. Explain the role of professionals in supporting children with special needs.

Target Participants:

New staff, untrained teachers and other professionals who works with children with special needs/disabilities.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Linda Prebhash is a Principal Trainer & Consultant with Rainbow Centre Training and Consultancy (RCTC). She has been in the special education sector since 1988 and her experience in various capacities enables her to provide a holistic perspective in conferences at Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. She is trained in the Treatment and Education of Autistic and other Related Communication handicapped Children (TEACCH).

Ms Prebhash serves as a volunteer on the Board of Special Olympics (Singapore) and has been actively involved over the last 22 years. She believes that through sports, persons with special needs learn life skills beyond the achievement of athletic abilities.


This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

This course will be conducted at:

Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive Campus
501 Margaret Drive
Singapore 149306

Please click here for directions. Details will be shared with successful applicants nearer the course date.

E-mode of delivery:
• Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials
• Learners will complete an online course evaluation and receive e-certificate

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply.


MOKTI Rahayu / Rahayu_MOKTI@ncss.gov.sg / 65895558

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