Understanding Adolescents with Special Needs

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Start Date:

05 Jul 2019

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End Date:

05 Jul 2019

Duration (hours):



Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive Campus

Application closing date : 31 May 2019

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Course Date Day Start Time End Time
05 Jul 2019 Friday 09:00 AM 06:00 PM

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

This module serves as a useful orientation to working with adolescents with special needs. It engages the learner to explore and have a deeper understanding of five main types of special needs in adolescents. Learner will learn to identify the causes and characteristics of these five main types of special needs and the common challenges they present.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1) Describe 5 main types of special needs in adolescents
2) Identify the causes and characteristics of the 5 types of special needs in adolescents.
3) Identify basic tips in managing common challenges among these adolescents.

Target Participants:

This course is suitable for new staff, teachers and other professionals who work with adolescents 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.

Ms Faridah Ali Chang is a principal trainer and consultant with Rainbow Centre Training and Consultancy (RCTC) and is a registered psychologist (Singapore). She trains and consults locally and regionally, with more than 18 years of experience in teaching and managing children with special needs and conducting formal/informal assessments for learning and behaviour intervention. Ms Chang has also presented on various topics on disabilities at local and overseas conferences and seminars.

Ms Chang is certified in the Treatment & Education of Autistic and other related Communication handicapped Children (TEACCH) Level 1, Orton-Gillingham approach for children with Dyslexia, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and is also a certified MBTI practitioner. Her graduate research focused on the quality of life of adults with special needs in Singapore, especially those with multiple disabilities.


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.

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

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.

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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