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All you need to know about early intervention and teacher’s role to support children with special needs, with guidance from our experienced lecturers.
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Acquire skills and knowledge in the stages of early development in young children, develop integrated and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Learn about the current issues in early intervention and special education settings. Use skills of reflective practice to conduct needs analysis and propose, implement and evaluate its outcomes.
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The course is suitable for practitioners who are serving in this field but do not have a formal qualification in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs).

Course Information At A Glance

Course Date

April 2019

Class Time

6:30pm to 9:30pm. 3 days a week - Mon, Wed & Fri

Application Period 15 Dec 2018 - 14 Jan 2019​
Course Fees
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SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more details, please click here


Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Assessment Quizzes, Projects and Continuous Assessments

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme , modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

What You Will Learn
You are required to complete 3 post-diploma certificates within a three-year validity period to be awarded the Advanced Diploma qualification.
Early Childhood Special Education

Comprehend the determinants and risk factors associated with early development, the current issues in special education and early intervention and the importance of the play-based approach as a vehicle for learning.

Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention Approaches

Study a variety of curricula and teaching approaches with focus on activity-based intervention, authentic, play-based and child-directed methods. Explore various approaches of therapy used by the allied health professionals which can be embedded into the pedagogical approaches of the early interventionist.

Early Intervention Professional Practice

Attain hands on experience in lesson delivery, using suitable strategies and intervention approaches for an atypical child in a class room setting. Includes theories and models of parenting / caregiving in different cultural contexts, issues and support services.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualification are invited to apply for the course:

  • A Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education-Teaching (DECCET) / Diploma in Preschool Teaching (Diplomas offered before 2009) / Early Years / Early Childhood Education (ECH)/ Child Psychology & Early Education (CPEE)

  • A Diploma in Special Needs (DISE)/ the Certificate in Special Needs (CISE) and 2 ‘A’ levels

  • A Diploma or Degree in a related field (Psychology, Social Work, Human Services) from a recognized tertiary institution AND

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents with a minimum of one year relevant working experience in teaching with children with special needs within 0-6 years old.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):RPL is not applicable for this course.