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DAS Academy is an appointed training partner of Social Service Institute (SSI) and a key training provider in the field of Special Educational Needs (SEN). In collaboration with SSI, DAS Academy offers seven training courses curated for social service professionals.

The seven training courses are significantly funded by Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) and recommended for professionals or self-learning individuals who are working with children with dyslexia, ADHD and other Special Educational Needs.

Upcoming Courses

Course Lecturer: Siti Mariam

Introduces the fundamentals of literacy support for children with SEN for educators and parents. This module will equip practitioners with the knowledge, rationale and strategies/skills to support children with SEN in literacy through conceptual teaching and instruction. This will have positive implications for their ability to access literacy content to meet academic demands. 

Duration: 4-day course / 24 hours
Pre-course: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided on 20 March 2023

Dates:

  • 27 March: 9.30 am – 12.45 pm (Half-day in-class session)
  • 28 & 29 March: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (Full-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 30 March: 9.30 am – 12.45 pm (Half-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 31 March (Assessment Day) (In-class session or via Zoom)

Course Lecturers: Dr June Siew, Priscillia Shen

The course introduces executive functions, a concept more familiar in the field of psychology, to practitioners who work with children with SEN. Practitioners can learn to develop children’s executive functions which have positive implications for their academic and social functioning.

Duration: 3-day course / 16 hours
Pre-course: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided on 22 March 2023

Dates:

  • 29 March, 9 am – 5 pm (Full day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 30 March Day 2, 9 am – 1 pm (Half day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 31 March Day 3, 9 am – 4 pm (Half day in-class session + in-class assessment)

Course Lecturer: Dr June Siew, Priscillia Shen

Learn about Educational Psychology and how it can be applied in teaching SEN children in individualised support work or in the classroom. Be equipped with the knowledge of psychological theories that can be put into practice in creating an ideal learning environment for children with diverse learning needs.

Duration: 3-day course / 16 hours
Pre-course: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided on 26 April 2023

Dates:

  • 3 May: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm (Half-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 4 May: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm (Full-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 5 May: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm (In-class session and in-class assessment) 

Course Lecturer: Dr June Siew, Priscillia Shen

Learn how to do your own education research and create a positive impact on education research practice.

Duration: 4-day course / 24 hours
Pre-course: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided on 8 May 2023

Dates:

  • 15 May: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm (Full-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 16 May: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm (Full-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 17 May: 9.30 am – 2.30 pm (In-class session and in-class assessment (Part 1)
  • 18 May: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (In-class session and in-class assessment (Part 2)

Course Lecturer: Rebecca Shalinah, Siti Mariam

This course aims to equip the participants with the knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate an intervention for a child with SEN. Without an individualised lesson plan, the child with SEN will never be able to bridge the persistent educational gaps.

Duration: 3-day course / 16 hours
Pre-course: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided on 22 May 2023

Dates:

  • 29 May: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm (Half-day in-class session)
  • 30 May: 9.30 am – 6.00 pm (Full-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 31 May: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm (Half-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 5 June – 10 July: Practicum (5 weeks)
  • 17 July: 10.30 am to 11.30 am(Assessment Day) (In-class session or via Zoom)

Course Lecturer: Rebecca Shalinah, Siti Mariam

Introduces the fundamentals of planning and delivering literacy lessons for children with SEN for educators and parents. 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. 

Duration: 4-day course / 24 hours
Pre-course: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided on 26 June 2023

Dates:

  • 3 July: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm (Half-day in-class session)
  • 4 & 5 July: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm (Full-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 6 July: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm (Half-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 13 July (Assessment Day) (In-class session or via Zoom)

Course Lecturer: Dr June Siew, Tina Tan

This course makes accessible the management of ADHD, typically the role of psychologists, to other stakeholders such as educators, counsellors and caregivers. Participants who support children with ADHD can look forward to a multimodal management of ADHD.

Duration: 3-day course / 16 hours
Pre-course: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided on 28 June 2023

Dates:

  • 5 July: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm (Full-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 6 July: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm (Half-day live online learning via Zoom)
  • 7 July: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (In-class session and in-class assessment) 

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