Understanding Children with Special Needs

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Start Date:

24 Feb 2020

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End Date:

24 Feb 2020

Duration (hours):



Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive Campus

Application closing date : 29 Jan 2020

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

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.


Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

Please note that all training session(s) will be recorded as part of funding requirements and audit purposes. Learners will be required to have their camera turned on throughout the session(s). By agreeing to attend this course, Learners are deemed to have consented for their participation to be recorded.

[Only for courses with assessment component] Assessment will be scheduled after COVID-19 Circuit Breaker ends and face-to-face assessment at SSI resumes. Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment on a separate day, to be further advised by SSI.

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.


CHAN Sherlene / Sherlene_CHAN@ncss.gov.sg / 65895569

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