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Understanding & Supporting Children with Learning & Behavioural Needs
(Classroom and Asynchronous E-learning)

Course Dates :

11, 19 & 20 October (Fully booked)

23, 30  & 31 Jan 2024 (Available)

Unlocking Potential in Every Child!

🌟 Empower Yourself to Make a Difference 🌟

Are you in the social service sector, working with children facing learning and behavioral challenges? 🧒🌈

Join our comprehensive course designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to provide tailored support for children, including those with mild special educational needs, in mainstream primary school settings.

🚀 Why Enroll? 🚀
  • Practical Insights: Learn effective strategies to address various learning, social, and behavioral challenges.

  • Inclusive Approach: Understand how to support children who may not meet criteria for special education settings.

  • Personal Growth: Elevate your ability to provide relevant and effective services.

  • Impactful Contributions: Build a brighter future for every child you serve.

Don't miss this opportunity to make a lasting impact. Enroll now and help shape the path to success for children who need it the most.

Let's work together to create a nurturing environment where every child can thrive! 🌻🤝

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Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
  1. Identify developmental needs of children with learning and behavioural challenges.

  2. Identify support activities to address learning needs and challenges.

  3. Use the Ecological Framework to review needs and support services to address a child’s learning & behavioural issues.

  4. Apply communication skills when interacting with children.

  5. Identify ways to facilitate activities for children.

  6. Maintain a conducive environment responsive to developmental needs of children, and apply tothe care setting.

Target Participants

Social Service Practitioners, para-counsellors, or persons who work with beneficiaries from the social-service sectors.

The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:


  • Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

  • Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

  • Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Mode of Delivery:

Blended learning (Classroom and Asynchronous E-learning)


"It is a huge, huge help for us educators to understand deeper behind difficult behaviours in student"


"Its was an eye opening to have this experience and it will help out us better in handling such cases. As before this, we thought we were doing a right way but after the experience, we have much more understanding on how we can improve our tone, and understand the child much better."

Course fee - $210.60

After 70% SSG Funding

Trainer Profile

Ms Geraldine


Ms. Geraldine Low has worked as an Educator in a mainstream school and is currently a registered Educational Psychologist. During the course of 22 years working in the social service sector, her clinical work has included administration of psycho-educational assessments to better understand the strengths and needs of children in order to inform decisions in learning and social support, school placement and access arrangements. She has been overseeing the Educational Psychology Service at SHINE Children and Youth Services for the past 16 years, working with a team of Associate Psychologists and Learning Specialists, to deliver intervention services for children from disadvantaged backgrounds with literacy and language deficits and related social and behavioural issues. She also works closely with a team that collaborates with social service professionals, community partners such as family service centres and social service agencies to run volunteer supported reading interventions for children in need in the community.

Geraldine provides consultation and training to parents and social service workers in the area of supporting children in the mainstream setting with mild special educational needs. In the past 5 years, she has been a trainer and mentor in a programme that aims to equip Student Care Officers with knowledge and skills to provide relevant care that is responsive to the learning and behavioural needs of children.

It is her belief that aside from children and youth having access to education, it is important through a collaborative approach, to enable them to be meaningfully engaged in learning, and included in school and the community.

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