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Objective: The objective of this special needs education program is to teach individuals with intellectual disability, as well as other developmental disabilities, such as Autism and Down’s Syndrome, to learn social and functional living skills:

  • Learn how to communicate with supervisors, peers, and colleagues
  • Learn proper behaviours at work
  • Learn how to take initiative and solve problems at work
  • Learn time and money management skills
  • Learn coping strategies to manage difficult emotions (e.g., stress and anxiety)

These skills will serve as a way to help Persons with Disabilities (PWD) to find gainful employment and sustain in their jobs for longer periods of time.

Why Choose Our Special Needs Training Program?

  • Our modules cover a mix of soft skills and functional skills to equip individuals with disabilities with relevant competencies to sustain employment and increase independence in the real world.
  • Our education course is scaffolded to cater to different levels of functioning for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It is also supported by various resources that provide differentiated support, according to their needs.
  • Our content is progressive to fit our trainees’ pace of learning. This ensures that every individual is able to benefit from the teaching content, regardless of congnitive ability.
  • Our team is made up of trainers, teachers and facilitators who are experienced in working with individuals with special needs, and supported by consultants who are psychologists and counsellors specially trained in special needs education.
  • Our special needs trainer to trainee ratio are kept small, which allows for better joint attention and specialised support to be extended each trainee.

What to Expect from Our Special Needs Education Courses?

  • Each trainee will be screened before being allocated to a suitable class which matches their learning needs.
  • Each module will be consist of 12 sessions, 1 hr/session.
  • There are 5 modules, listed below:

Essential Workplace Social Skills

M1. Workplace Roles and Interactions

  • Common Job Roles and My Aspiration
  • Insights on how to get a Job
  • Superiors’ Role and Interaction
  • Co-workers’ Role and Interaction
  • Customers and Interaction
  • Setting boundaries
  • Work-life balance

M2. Expression and Communication

  • Self and Others
  • Self-expression
  • Emotions
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Good Communication
  • Good Habits

Essential Workplace Functional Skills

M3. Fundamental Numeracy Acumen

  • Recognition of Numbers (1-60)
  • Comparison of Bigger and Smaller Numbers (Number Sense)
  • Comparison of “Earlier and Later” Time Periods (Time Sense)
  • Comparison of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Time Sense)

M4. Fundamental Financial Literacy

  • Recognising Money (Notes)
  • Breakdown of Money (Notes) to Smaller Denomination
  • Exchanging Money (Notes) by Fixed Denomination
  • Exchanging Money (Notes)by Mixture
  • Recognising Money (Coins)
  • Breakdown of Money (Coins) to Denomination
  • Exchanging Money (Coins)by Fixed Denomination
  • Exchanging Money (Coins)by Mixture
  • Learning to use a Calculator
  • Calculating Change
  • Role-play (Purchasing of Grocery Items)
  • Immersion (Purchasing of items from nearby stores)

M5. Scheduling & Time Management

  • Recognition of Days of the Week
  • Sequencing of Days of the Week in Order
  • Recognition of Months in a Year
  • Sequencing of Months in a Year in Order
  • Recognising Periods in a Day (Day and Night periods)
  • Recognising Periods in a Day (AM & PM)
  • Recognising Hours as Numbers
  • Recognising Minutes as Numbers
  • Understanding that 60 Minutes is 1 Hour
  • Telling time in Hours & Minutes (Digital)
  • Telling time in Hours & Minutes (Analog Clock)

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