Singapore University of Social Sciences

Supporting Diverse Learners

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: To be confirmed


ECE304 Supporting Diverse Learners provides an overview of inclusive educational philosophies and approaches to early intervention and support for children of diverse abilities, from birth to 8 years of age. The course aims to promote positive dispositions toward developmental variations in child growth and learning, family-centred approaches, as well as instructional strategies for inclusion of children with learning difficulties and/or mild to moderate disabilities. ECE304 will introduce trends and recommended practices in early intervention and strategies for working with groups of diverse learners in regular early childhood settings.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every Semester


  • Introduction to early childhood special education
  • Working within the Singapore context
  • Understanding children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Understanding children with learning difficulties/learning disabilities
  • Working with children with learning difficulties/learning disabilities
  • Understanding children with developmental delays
  • Working with children with developmental delays
  • Promoting communication skills through naturalistic approaches
  • Promoting social-emotional development and interactions among peers
  • Instructional strategies: accommodations and modifications
  • Working with families and other professionals

Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish between the various clinical definitions and terms.
  • Analyse the benefits and challenges of having an inclusive early childhood setting
  • Design basic instructional strategies to promote communication skills for children
  • Design basic instructional strategies to promote social-emotional development for
  • Observe and analyse the strengths and developmental variations in children.
  • Create accommodations and modifications that are useful in early childhood
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