Understanding and Working with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (For Volunteers)

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Course Category:

Volunteer Management

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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)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 500.00 $ 535.00


Children with intellectual disability (ID) are at heightened risk for behaviour problems and diagnosed mental disorder. But having an intellectual disability doesn't mean a person can't learn. The module equips the learner with knowledge and skills required to understand and work with children with ID. Learners will also be able to comprehend strategies that are best suited for engaging children with ID.

Target Participants:

Target audience includes volunteers from social service organisations who are working with children with intellectual disability. The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
- Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
- Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
- Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the challenges of children with intellectual disability
2. Explain techniques to engage and work with children with intellectual disability
3. Explain basic behaviour management strategies with children with intellectual disability


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.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply.
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 the vice principal with Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School. She has been in the special education arena for the past 18 years. She has worked as a teacher, a senior teacher and principal in her career. Ms Prebhash also serves on the executive board of Special Olympics Singapore, as a volunteer overseeing sports, activities and competitions for the intellectually disabled, for the past 16 years. In both her capacities, she works with individual volunteers and corporate volunteers at various levels. As a volunteer herself, she can relate to what volunteers look out for.

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