Certificate in Learning Disorders Management and Language Development

Special Education, Special Needs, Part-Time Programme, Diploma, Advanced Diploma

This 6-month part-time Certificate in Learning Disorders Management and Language Development (CLDM) part-time programme is designed specifically to train potential teachers, parents and caregivers to identify, detect and support children with learning and speech difficulties.

Funding eligibility: UTAP

Faculty School of Education
Programme Code CLDM
Intake Dates 13 Aug 2024
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  • have a basic knowledge of 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;
  • 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; and
  • acquire a strong foundation in the areas of speech and language development.

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 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 teachers in their special classes.

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 )

Modules Synopses
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Each module will be formally assessed by written assignments and/or an examination. Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.

CAE requires a minimum 90% attendance each month from its international students on ICA’s Student Pass.

To attain a pass in a module, students must achieve at least 50% combining both written assignment and final examination.

Students must successfully complete and pass all the stipulated course modules to be awarded the Certificate in Learning Disorders Management and Language Development.

For admission to the Certificate in Learning Disorders Management and Language Development programme:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16 Years Old
  • Language Proficiency: At least C6 at GCE O Level English, or equivalent
  • Completed Secondary Education.

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.

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Next Intake: 13 Aug 2024
Duration: 6 Months (Part-Time)
Contact Hours: 48 hrs
Schedule: Tuesday | 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Course Fee Structure: Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees: Application Fee – S$150.00
Course Fee: S$3,640.00
Total Payable before GST: S$3,790.00
GST of 9%: S$341.10
Total Payable after GST: S$4,131.10
Payment Mode:

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.