Certificate in Understanding Speech, Language and Communication Needs

21 & 28 May 2022
17 & 18 Oct 2022

Public : $730.00
DAS Parents : $657.00

"It has helped me to differentiate the various learning needs more clearly. Great insight into how to help students.The parts on how to remediate and help the students were very helpful. Particularly on narrative structures." - Darrell Tan, MOE Teacher (Sep 2020)


About the Lecturers

Elizabeth Lim, Lee Er Ker, Ho Shuet Lian, Seet Xian Hui, Tammy Wong


About the Course

This course aims to help participants acquire theoretical knowledge on different aspects of speech, language and communication, including typical speech-language acquisition and development from birth to adulthood, as well as an overview of Speech, Language and Communication Disorders.

The course is designed to help participants gain a greater understanding of the impact of speech, language and communication disorders on learners’ receptive and expressive language, social, emotional and behavioural needs, as well as their learning experiences and outcomes in a classroom, and will introduce some practical classroom management and teaching strategies which can be incorporated into classroom practice to support learners with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Target Audience

The target audience may be teachers who need specific strategies in supporting preschool learners struggling to develop pre-literacy or early literacy in the classroom, or parents who want to support their children at home, or other professionals and specialists who support preschoolers diagnosed or suspected of having learning differences.

Learners who may benefit from the strategies shared in the course include :

Learners in Preschool, Primary or Secondary level who may be struggling to learn vocabulary, to understand spoken or written language or struggling to express themselves, be it due to unclear speech, or communication which does not convey the intended message effectively.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of a Speech-Language Therapist

  • Understand the features of Speech, Language and Communication Needs

  • Understand the causes and effects of Speech, Language and Communication Disorders

  • Get an overview of a Speech and Language Assessment

  • Differentiate Language Disorder and Dyslexia

  • Understand Bilingualism and the features of Singapore Colloquial English

  • Apply strategies to support children with SLCN in the classroom



DAS Academy will be delivering the course with dual-mode of learning; face-to-face or online via live-stream on Zoom. Please indicate your preferred mode of learning in the registration form. Please note that you will not be allowed to change your preference once the registration is completed.



Online Written Test Paper


Award of Certificate

  • A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance and successfully pass the assessment.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance but do not wish to undertake the assessment.

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