This (6-month & 12-month) part-time Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology (DLDM) part-time programme is designed specifically to train potential teachers, parents and caregivers to identify, detect and support children with special needs, such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia.
|Intake Dates||Monthly intake|
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|Office Operation Hours||11.00am – 8.00pm / Mondays – Fridays|
Who this programme is for?
- Educators, caregivers, and parents who wish to understand, identify and support learning disorders in children
- Educators, caregivers, and parents who wish to understand the various complex issues facing their child
- Educators, caregivers, and parents looking to effectively support children with learning disorders
What will you gain from this programme?
- Gain knowledge of the key theories and stages of child development, and the characteristics of various disabilities
- Identify specific disabilities and understand the diagnosis and assessment of individual weaknesses
- Acquire a strong foundation in speech and language development, child psychology, abnormal psychology and counselling.
- Develop a range of teaching skills to suit the needs of your child or the child being taught
- Learn to work with educators and therapists to provide counsel and support to families and parents of children with special needs
- have a basic knowledge of the key theories and stages of child development, educational theory, and the characteristics of the common types of disabilities;
- have the skills necessary for the identification of specific disabilities and understand the diagnosis and assessment of individual weaknesses;
- develop competency in a range of teaching skills to suit the needs of the children being taught; and
- plan and evaluate individualised intervention programmes for their own area of disability specialisation.
- access the different resources to support the integration of a child with special needs
- work with educationalists and therapists to provide counsel and support to parents with special needs children
- acquire a strong foundation in the areas of speech and language development, child psychology, abnormal psychology and counselling.
The programme begins by introducing the theories and stages of developmental psychology and then moves on to the nature of special needs. The main focus will be for the students to be familiar with the most common learning disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia. Students will be exposed to the identification processes, diagnosis processes and intervention strategies for individuals with these needs. Students will then be trained to help children develop their literacy skills and communication skills. The programme is highly practice-oriented to ensure a direct linkage with the real issues and problems encountered by the student teachers in their special classes. The students go on to acquire the critical foundational skills of counselling needed to work with children and the parents of children with special needs.
Four Major Areas of Study
|Learning Disorders Management||1. Foundation to Special Needs
2. Intervention Strategies
|Speech and Language Development||3. Theories and Practice ( 1 )
4. Theories and Practice ( 2 )
|Child Psychology||5. Theories of Child Development
6. Developmental Stages and Processes
|Counselling||7. Counselling Theories
8. Counselling Skills
|Attachment||9. Students attached to partnered centres for observation purpose|
Click here for information on modules in this programme.
Click here for the list of registered lecturers deployed for the respective programmes and modules.
Each module will be formally assessed by written assignments, examination, and role-play (Counselling module). Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.
For admission to the Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology programme:
- Minimum Age Requirement: 16 Years Old
- Language Proficiency: At least C6 at GCE O Level English
- Certificate in Child Psychology and Counselling awarded by College of Allied Educators; OR
- At least 3 passes in ‘O’ Level subjects including a pass in English Language obtained at the GCE ‘O’ Level (English) Singapore-Cambridge Examination; OR
- Diploma in any discipline.
For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they may be required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.
|Preview Days & Time:||
|Next Intake:||Monthly intake|
|Duration:||6 Months (Part-Time) | 12 Months (Part-Time)|
|Contact Hours:||96 hrs|
|Schedule:||Day Intake: Fridays / 9.30am – 12.00pm
Evening Intake: Wednesdays / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
|Course Fee Structure:||Payment to be made to
COLLEGE OF ALLIED EDUCATORS PTE LTD
|Non Refundable Application Fees:||Application Fee – S$150.00|
|Total Payable before GST:||S$6,214.00|
|GST of 7%:||S$434.98|
|Total Payable after GST:||S$6,648.98|
Cash / NETS / Credit Card / Cheque / Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Transfer / PayNow / In-house Instalment
– Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB & OCBC Credit Card Holders.
– In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.
|Refund terms:||Refund table as per student contract|
|Fee Protection Scheme (FPS):||Fee Protection Scheme|
|Other Fees:||Miscellaneous Fees|
Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.