Promoting Emergent Literacy Skills

Course Date
27 May 2022

Registration Deadline
22 April 2022

Contact duration and timing
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Webinar-Virtual classroom

Full Course fee: $110
Approved for Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
Course fee :
Co-payment of $10 only payable to CPAS using QR code.
CTG is capped at $200 per child per financial year.

Course Capacity :
Max: 25 participants

Targeted Participants:
Caregivers, Parents, Allied Health Professionals, Teachers, Teacher Aides, Interventionists, Interventionists Aides, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists

Course Outline
Emergent literacy is the earliest stage of learning to read and write; during this phase, students are becoming alert to letter sounds, developing concepts of print, and learning more about how to make meaning from texts. However, children with disabilities do not learn literacy in typical ways. One of the biggest obstacles to developing literacy for children with disabilities is the lack of early literacy experiences. They will need more support and strategies to develop this aspect. Find out more about how to help children with disabilities to develop literacy skills through various strategies such as interactive play, symbols, routines, songs and others.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to learn to:

  • understand the processes required in developing emergent literacy and language skills,
  • explore strategies for developing emergent literacy and language skills,
  • understand how to embed plans for emergent literacy in daily routines.

Course Instructor(s)
Ms Tang Shi Min, Charmaine graduated from National University of Singapore Masters of Science (Speech and Language Pathology) in 2012. She worked in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for several years, assessing and treating children between 2-9 years old with poor preverbal communication, articulation/phonological disorders, language delays, social communication difficulties. She worked and communicated with parents, teachers, and other service providers regularly to support clients. She also facilitated behaviour management workshops for Caregivers. Since Aug 2017, she has been working in a Social Service Organization, serving children in the community, and regularly conducts workshops for teachers and parents. She is also a registered supervisor under the Allied Health Professions Counsel (AHPC).

Ms Dawn Young is a speech and language therapist in CPAS School where she works within a trans-disciplinary team to support students from 7 to 18 years who have complex communication needs. Prior to joining CPAS, she worked as a speech and language therapist at SPD, where she provided one-to-one and group speech and language intervention within the community setting and at the Specialised Assistive Technology Centre. She has worked with children and adults who have a wide range of speech, language and social communication difficulties. Dawn has prior work experience as a specialist psychologist in the areas of psycho-educational assessment and specific learning difficulties, and as a special education teacher at Rainbow Centre. She enjoys supporting clients in developing their communication skills and building their excitement about engaging with people in their social circles. Dawn holds a Master of Science (Speech & Language Pathology).”


Terms and Conditions
Parent / Caregivers need to fill up the CTG form, provide photocopy of NRIC /passport, birth certificate of child, signature of participant, thumb print or sign by child as required by AIC
Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– In the event of no show up for the course, course fee will be charged with no refund

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