Independent Travel Training for Professionals Supporting Persons with Disabilities

Course Code:

SDIS211

Course Category:

Disability

Duration (hours):

21.00


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) $ 240.00 $ 256.80
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 800.00 $ 856.00

Overview:

For persons with disabilities, their ability and skills in independently accessing the wider community need to be evaluated by occupational therapists or skilled disability support workers. This is followed by extensive assessment and training for safe mobility in the home, community and when accessing public transport.

This course will equip trainers who support persons with disabilities with tools and skills to assess service users’ level of mobility, come up with basic mobility and public transport plans and training programmes, and display awareness of the various safety and accountability considerations.

Target Participants:

Target audience includes a broad range of social service practitioners who work in the disability agency setting. This may include disability employment professionals, job coaches, Special Education school teachers, social workers, therapists, therapy assistants, etc. who are or will be directly involved in travel training for their clients.

Learning Outcome:

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

1. Relate the role of the Travel Trainer in independent travel planning for persons with disability.
2. Conduct functional assessment of client’s level of independence travelling in the community.
3. Prepare a training plan for independent travel for persons with disabilities.

Remarks:

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 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.

Glenn Seet is currently a Senior Social Worker at SPD since 2016. He has been practising social work since graduating from the National University of Singapore in 2004, and he has worked with clients of diverse ages from youth to elderly, with various presenting problems such as medical, mental health, financial, family and caregiving issues, etc.

At SPD, Glenn works closely with physiotherapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and employment support specialists (ESSs) in the Transition To Employment (TTE) programme, a return-to-work programme for clients with acquired physical impairments. He is also a key facilitator for TTE’s Return-To-Work support group, which gets TTE clients together to support one another, offer ideas and motivate one another in addressing their barriers to returning to work.

Glenn has also been providing supervision and training to junior staff and social work interns, in both individual and group supervision sessions. He has also conducted community mobility training with clients of diverse functional abilities, e.g. motor wheelchair users, manual wheelchair users, ambulant stroke patients using walking aids, etc.


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