Certificate Course

Certificate in Supporting At-Risk Preschoolers in Literacy

Public: $1125.00
DAS Parents: $1013.00
Fee after PCG Funding: $787.50
Duration: 21 hours

Intakes
1, 8, 15 Apr 2023

This course has been pre-approved at up to 30% Professional Capability Grant (PCG) funding from 08 Aug 2022 to 21 Jul 2023. Click here to find out more about PCG funding and your eligibility. Refer to the individual course tab for the course fees after PCG funding.

About the Course

About the Lecturers
Siti Mariam, Rebecca Shalinah

About the Course
This course aims to enrich participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge for teaching preschool learners of specific learning differences who are at risk for literacy difficulties by helping participants grow in their understanding of how to do early identification and intervention with these preschool learners.

The course is designed to help participants gain competence in teaching the basic letter-sounds of English through the delivery of phonics lessons. Participants will become aware of Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) such as Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), and other co-occurring issues such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyspraxia, which can affect the learning of literacy skills in preschoolers, and be introduced to some practitioner-friendly assessment tools and intervention strategies which can be incorporated into lesson planning.

The target audience may be teachers who need specific strategies in supporting preschool learners struggling to develop pre-literacy or early literacy in the classroom, or parents who want to support their children at home, or other professionals and specialists who support preschoolers diagnosed or suspected of having learning differences.

DAS Academy will be delivering the course with dual-mode of learning; face-to-face or online via live-stream on Zoom. Please indicate your preferred mode of learning in the registration form. Please note that you will not be allowed to change your preference once the registration is completed.

Learners in Preschool or lower Primary level who may be struggling to learn the letters of the English Alphabet and their sounds, or struggling to decode words phonetically or read simple sight words.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise how Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), and other co-occurring issues such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyspraxia, may manifest at the preschool age and affect literacy skills development.
  • Integrate their knowledge of the early building blocks of literacy
  • Use practitioner-friendly assessment tools in order to carry out screening/informal assessment of a preschool learner suspected of having literacy or other difficulties.
  • Articulate the correct basic letter-sounds in the English Language. Certificate in Supporting At-Risk Preschoolers in LiteracyCourse Delivery

DAS Academy will be delivering the course with dual-mode of learning; face-to-face or online via live-stream on Zoom. Please indicate your preferred mode of learning in the registration form. Please note that you will not be allowed to change your preference once the registration is completed.

  • Online Assessment
  • Learner Case-Study and Written Report with Lesson Plan

* (Written Assignment due 20 working days after the last day of the course)

Note: Assessment is compulsory for students taking this module as part of the Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for SpLD

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance and successfully pass the assessment.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance but do not wish to undertake the assessment.

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