Understanding Children with Intellectual Disabilities - ACCIHS

Understanding Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Workshop Details

Intellectual disabilities, a form of neurodevelopmental disorder, ranges in three levels – mild, moderate, and severe.

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are commonly associated with impairment in the areas of cognitive, physical, and emotional development. This lesson will cover some of the disorders that could comorbid with intellectual disability, as well as common syndromes associated with intellectual disability.

Learn to understand these individuals today!

Intellectual Disabilities

Barely two months in and already Sally May Tan is under no illusions about her new job as CEO of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).

“Let’s be honest. There are lots of people who just don’t care,” said the 54-year-old, whose career spans management roles in a diverse range of industries, including advertising, consumer goods, oil and energy, wellness and private education.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-intellectual-disabilities-minds-sally-may-tan-10736896

Target Audience:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Young Parents
  • Individuals keen on learning more about understanding children with special needs

Lesson content:

  • Child Development

  • Developmental Milestones

  • Developmental Delays

  • Developmental Screening

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Overview of Developmental Disabilities

  • Definition of Intellectual Disability


  • To be able to understand the different types of learning disabilities and identify ways to support children with special needs

Course Features:

  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes


Irene holds a Master’s Degree in Education, specialising in Special Education from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

She has 9 years of experience working as a special education teacher with children ages ranging from 5 to 18, with global developmental delays, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, intellectual and learning disabilities, and autism. She worked in different settings, including voluntary welfare organizations schools, international school, and individualised home-based sessions. She collaborated with parents and therapists for optimal education and non-education success of the children.

As a special education teacher, she emphasizes on the holistic growth of a child including learning in natural environments, multi-sensory approaches, utilising a child’s strength to help them reach their optimal zone of development. Irene is a full-time lecturer at ACC, teaching Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Needs.

Training Fees:

Fees and Charges  
Early Bird Fees$51.36 (wGST)
ACC Students Fees$48.15 (wGST)
Public Fees$72.76 (wGST)

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Course Information

Upcoming Workshop:
15 Jul (Mon, 7.00pm-10.00pm)
17 Jul (Wed, 9.30am-12.30pm)

Duration: 3 hours (0.5-day)
Venue: ACC, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469

Fees and Charges  
Early Bird Fees$51.36 (wGST)
ACC Students Fees$48.15 (wGST)
Public Fees$72.76 (wGST)

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