Fundamentals of Learning Disability

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Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 50.00 $ 53.50
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 500.00 $ 535.00


A learning disability (LD) in a person is not always immediately apparent. When an educator or employer is engaged with a learner or employee with LD, it can be challenging without the awareness or basic strategies to manage this. The experiences can be uncomfortable for both the educator/employer and the person with LD.
Sometimes it is difficult to identify the learning disability in anyone, especially when the person may look, speak and behave like any other persons, until he/she is challenged in a learning situation. Reading, writing and/or maths-related difficulties tend to be challenges that are more noticeable during the school years. However, these may not necessarily be diagnosed at the time. It is also common for the learning disability not to be detected and/or diagnosed at all.
This 1-day workshop will provide insights into the different challenges persons with learning disability go through that can impact their learning as well as their social-emotional well-being. By understanding the characteristics of persons with LD, you will gain insights into the difficulties they might face whilst attempting to learn and engage in a learning situation. Through an active learning approach, you will be provided with the knowledge of the different types of learning disabilities and the strategies that can help you begin your engagement with the person with LD in your midst.

Target Participants:

Teachers, therapists, psychologists, social workers and other professionals working in preschools, special schools, Integrated Child Care Centres (ICCC) or other children centres.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Describe the characteristics of the common types of learning disabilities.
• Explain the effects of learning disability on the social-emotional development of a person with learning disability
• Explain the basic strategies to teach person with learning disabilities

Assesment Details:

Learners will be assessed by written assessment in a summative assessment at the end of training.


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

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.

Trainer Profile:

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.

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