Vocabulary-building Strategies for Better Language Skills

first Run: Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Fee : $110.00

All workshops have been approved for Caregivers Training Grant until 31 March 2020.




Parents, caregivers and educators who work with children between the ages of 7 to 12 (Primary 1-6).




Children with specific learning disorders (SpLD) have difficulties in specific areas of learning, such as reading and writing. Difficulties in reading and writing often co-occur with vocabulary impairments, thus affecting the child's ability to express themselves confidently and effectively in both oral and written language. This workshop will address the importance of vocabulary instruction for SpLD learners and introduce caregivers to structured as well as friendly means of developing children's vocabulary.


Topics :

1. The nature of SpLD and vocabulary impairments

2. The various levels of knowing a word

3. Formal mean of developing vocabulary instruction for academic learning

4. Friendly and fun mean of developing vocabulary instruction for daily oral skills




  • Understand the importance of vocabulary instruction for SpLD learners
  • Understand the various considerations surrounding vocabulary instruction
  • Appreciate the need for different means of acquiring vocabulary
  • Acquire different strategies for teaching vocabulary

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