Understanding Children with Specific Learning Disorders

Understanding Children With Specific Learning Disorders

Workshop Details

Specific Learning Disorder is a medical term used to describe a range of learning disorders that affect the foundation for a child to learn. The learning disorders include Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Visual and Auditory Processing Disorder, and so on. You will learn how to identify symptoms in students who may have these disorders and the methods of treatment.

Dyslexia (Specific Learning Disorders)

The first six years of life are extremely important for speech and language development.  Children with dyslexia would benefit greatly from early intervention as they typically experience a delay in this aspect of development. To level the playing field, specialist intervention is needed to enable them to pick up the necessary literacy skills. Without this foundation, many children would struggle in school.

Read more: https://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-on-the-web/number-of-dyslexia-cases-probably-higher-than-reported


Target Audience:

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

Lesson content:

  • Definition of Specific Learning Disorder/ Learning Disability

  • Prevalence of Learning Disabilities

  • Causes of Learning Disabilities

  • Types of Learning Disabilities

    • Dyslexia

    • Hyperlexia

    • Dyscalculia

    • Dysgraphia

    • Dyspraxia

    • Non-Verbal Learning Disability

    • Visual Processing Disorder

    • Auditory Processing Disorder


  • 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)

We do not accept Cash over the counter. You may, however, do a bank transfer or bank deposit and forward the proof of your deposit to us at counsel@certifiedcounsellors.org. Please call us at 6339 5411 for the bank details.
Payment Option: NETS / Cheque / Credit Card

Course Information

Upcoming Workshop:
24 Jul (Wed, 7.00pm-10.00pm)
26 Jul (Fri, 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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