Certificate in Supporting SpLD learners in Advanced English Literacy Skills

17 - 20 Jan 2022
16, 23, 30 Jul & 6 Aug 2022

Public : $1070.00
DAS Parents : $963.00

Also known as the "Advanced Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching" module in the Specialist Diploma in SpLD


Course Lecturers

Rebecca Shalinah, Siti Mariam, Elizabeth Lim


About the Course

This course builds on the knowledge and insights gained from the CiDLT module. Recognising the importance of higher-order skills beyond phonics components, this 21-hour module examines specific areas and explores practical strategies to support learners in the English Language.


The fact that learners can have additional difficulties that impact on their learning (not just basic literacy demands) should not deprive them of the academic knowledge and skills they can receive. It is hoped that this course would equip and prepare participants, both educators, and parents, to plan and deliver holistic lessons that cover a wider spectrum of the English Language continuum with their learner’s needs in mind.


Target Audience

The target audience may be a teacher who needs specific strategies in supporting learners in higher-order literacy skills (Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Writing and Morphology) that might be helpful in supporting struggling learners in the classroom, a parent who wants to support their child at home or other professionals and specialists who support students with learning differences.

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

  • A learner in Primary level struggling in English Literacy Skills. 

  • A learner in Secondary level struggling in English Literacy Skills.


Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize that learners need to procure additional skills (organizational and regulatory abilities) beyond literacy competence in order to succeed academically
  • Attain knowledge and skills to progress beyond a phonics-based approach to concepts of higher-order thinking and understanding in areas including morphology, reading comprehension, grammar, writing, study skills, and vocabulary.
  • Integrate both practical and content knowledge in designing a holistic lesson with the use of suitable resources to promote learning



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.



  1. Create a teaching resource
  2. Written reflection on teaching resource created

*Assessment is due 20 working days after the last day of the course)

Note: Assessment is compulsory for students taking this module as part of the Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for SpLD




  • 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.


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

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