Certificate in Supporting SpLD Learners in Executive Function Skills

9, 16, 23 Feb & 2, 9 Mar 2022
5, 6 & 7 Sep 2022

Public : $730.00
DAS Parents : $657.00

Registration from 1 June 2022 will be subjected to a fee increase.


Course Lecturers


Kong Yun Rui, Siti Mariam


About the Course


Executive functioning difficulties are commonly experienced by children with a range of other neurological conditions which include dyslexia, Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This makes it imperative for practitioners and parents who work with these children to have good knowledge of executive functioning difficulties and learn how to better support them in this area. This 15-hour course aims to focus on the information that is most needed to support a child in a mainstream context. It allows practitioners and parents to appreciate the executive functioning processes that are behind the successful execution of academic tasks, delves into the implications of executive functioning difficulties on academic learning in school, and imparts practical, down-to-earth strategies that can lead to improved daily performance.


Target Audience

The target audience may be a professional, educator or parent who needs an insight to executive function difficulties and the corresponding strategies to support children or teenagers in their areas of weakness in both the classroom and home setting.

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

  • A younger learner with attention issues or difficulties in managing homework

  • An older learner who has difficulty in organising their school tasks


Learning Outcomes


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

  • Describe executive functioning and its components.
  • Explain how executive functioning difficulties impact academic learning and/or social situations
  • Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses in executive function using the questionnaire
  • Use the framework of the Interactive factors to arrive at a comprehensive picture of a student with executive functioning difficulties
  • Apply the five principles and ABC framework for executive function development
  • Acquire strategies that are relevant to various executive function components to help the student cope with his executive functioning difficulties
  • Understand how executive functioning difficulties present themselves across the different Special Educational Needs
  • Gain awareness of alternative programmes/activities which have been shown to help students acquire executive function skills



DAS Academy will be delivering the course with dual mode of learning: face-to-face or online via 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.



Develop an action plan focusing on executive function skills tailored to a specific learner’s profile and reflect on practice. The action plan with write-up should be between 750 to 1000 words. The written assignment is due 20 working days after the last day of the course.



  • 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 and do not wish to undertake the assessment.

*Course will be postponed if the minimum number of participants is not met

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