Professional Certificate in Special Needs Education

Arium School of Arts & Sciences


Course introduction

Children with Special Needs provide an overview of various disability categories and discusses the needs of children, which include intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities. The module will provide students with an understanding of the definitions, characteristics and challenges of children with special needs as well as special needs education programmes and educational support framework.



Course Benefits


LEARNING OUTCOMES
THE LEARNER WILL:
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
THE LEARNER CAN:
1. Understand children with special needs and their exceptionalities 1.1 Identify children with specials needs and the major causes of their exceptionalities
2. Be familiar with the key terminology relevant to discussions and issues with regards to children with special needs 2.1 Understand key terminology with regards to children with special needs accurately
3. Be familiar with the range of exceptionalities in children with special needs 3.1 Evaluate the similarities and differences among the range of exceptionalities in children with special needs
4. Demonstrate an understanding of key issues in supporting children with special needs 4.1 Analyse current findings, controversies and trends in supporting children with special needs



Course Outline


TOPIC
  • Introduction, History and Social Forces in Special Education
  • Early Intervention Supports and Service
  • Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
  • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders
  • Children with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
  • Children with Communication, Language, and Speech Disorders
  • Children Who Have Special Gifts and Talents
  • Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Children with Visual Impairments.
  • Children with Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and Multiple or Severe Disabilities



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Trainer Profile


Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.



 

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