Certificate Course

Planning Literacy Lessons for Children with Special Educational Needs

Before funding: $2,106
After funding: $631.80*
Duration: 4-day course / 24 hours

Dates:
26 June: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided
3 July : 9.30am – 1.00pm (In-class session)
4 & 5 July: 9.30am – 4.30pm ( Live online learning via Zoom)
6 July: 9.30am – 1.00pm (Live online learning via Zoom)
13 July (Assessment Day) (In-class or via Zoom)

Registration will close on 3 June 2023.

This course is delivered in partnership with Social Service Institute (SSI) under the Training Network Model (TNM) and participants can attend at 70% off the course fee with Skillsfuture funding. Click here to find out more about TNM.

With effect from 1 Jan 2023, fees will include the prevailing GST of 8%. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.

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About the Course

About the Lecturer
Rebecca ShalinahSiti Mariam

With growing academic demand and expectations in mainstream schools, children with SEN often struggle to cope, especially if they have literacy challenges. These literacy challenges may cause significant gaps in their ability to access the content needed to keep up with the fast-moving curriculum. Identifying and addressing these literacy challenges through a 1-1 intervention then becomes imperative to allow these children to better access the curriculum content.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to apply the different components of an informal assessment to identify the learning needs of a child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) for literacy intervention; design intervention and lesson plans that cater to the learning needs of a child with SEN based on his or her informal assessment results; use relevant teaching and learning approaches to support the literacy development of a child with SEN; and reflect on intervention provided through the use of progress monitoring tools.

  • Parents/caregivers and educators/practitioners in the disability sector, who are supporting children with SEN or additional learning needs in the area of literacy. An understanding of the cycle of literacy intervention will in turn impact children with literacy difficulties and their caregivers as these children will then be provided with structured and targeted literacy intervention that will better address their areas of academic needs.
  • Those with a keen desire to support children with SEN with literacy challenges
  • Participants who have attended ‘Basics of Literacy Support for Children with SEN’. This will serve as a good extension from the previous course. 
  1. Design a literacy intervention plan and teaching and learning resources that cater to the literacy learning needs of a child with SEN
  2. Administer an informal assessment to identify the literacy learning needs of children with SEN
  3. Adapt lesson plans and activities to meet the literacy learning goals, objectives, needs and interests of children
  4. Evaluate and align literacy strategies with Orton-Gillingham principles in a literacy intervention lesson for a child with SEN
  5. Refine and apply strategies to further support children in advanced literacy development
  6. Review the methods of observation and documentation to monitor the literacy progress of a child with SEN
  7. Evaluate the literacy intervention by assessing the effectiveness of teaching and learning approaches

On successful completion of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge, rationale and strategies/skills to support children with SEN in literacy through conceptual teaching, lesson planning and delivery.

DAS Academy will be delivering this course with these modes of learning: Classroom, Synchronous & Asynchronous E-learning.

This course will only proceed with a minimum of 15 participants.

  • Written Assessment
  • Oral Interview 
  • Role-play

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