Working with Adolescents and Adults with Special Needs: Engagement and Teaching Strategies

Course Code:


Start Date:

08 May 2019

Course Category:


End Date:

10 May 2019

Duration (hours):



Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive Campus

Application closing date : 26 Apr 2019

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Course Date Day Start Time End Time
08 May 2019 Wednesday 09:30 AM 05:30 PM
09 May 2019 Thursday 09:30 AM 05:30 PM
10 May 2019 Friday 09:30 AM 01:00 PM

Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after WDA funding) $ 65.00 $ 69.55
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 650.00 $ 695.50
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 65.00 $ 69.55

In this 2.5-day course, we will explore and highlight the diagnosis and basic characteristics of persons with special needs. You will gain insights into the difficulties and impact of the disabilities on their learning. Through our active learning approach, you will gain useful engagement and teaching strategies that you can apply in your own classroom or workplace.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of persons with learning disabilities*
2. Explain the impact of learning disabilities on learning and adaptive living
3. Apply intervention strategies when communicating with individuals with learning disabilities
4. Apply basic behaviour supports when addressing challenging behaviour
5. Apply teaching strategies for persons with learning disabilities
*learning disabilities include intellectual disability, autism, ADHD etc.

Target Participants:

Auxiliary trainers or teaching assistants with no prior experience in training or working with persons with special needs.

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)and a facilitator in the Myers Briggs Indicator Test (MBTI). Ms Prebhash serves as a volunteer on the Board of Special Olympics (Singapore) and has been actively involved for more than 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.

Mr Binu R. Nair leverages on his 17 years of intervention experience for children with special needs in speech, language and communication to conduct specialised training programmes for parents, teachers and therapists in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. Binu has a special interest in the area of Oral Placement Therapy for children having feeding and speech difficulties of varying degrees. He has been using the concepts of Oral Placement Therapy in special needs children with varied diagnosis for the last 9 years and has extensive working knowledge of using the various tools that are used in Oral Placement Therapy. He has also used Oral Placement Therapy to work with children having a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.


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 / / 65895558

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