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NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

40 (400 hours) Credits at level 4

This qualification is listed on the National Qualification Framework and the Seabrook McKenzie Centre has course approval and is accredited to deliver it by the NZQA.

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/details.do?providerId=988292001


The aim is to provide a framework to understand and identify indicators of SLD, understand challenges encountered by individuals with SLD and help them engage in lifelong learning and achieve their potential. Basic intervention techniques will be provided with emphasis on intervening and supporting individuals in their particular context, including regular classrooms. The course includes 335 hours of lecture and guided activities and 65 hours of practical application and reflective practice, spread over 4 terms.

This course is intended for teachers, teacher aides, parents, educators, and professionals coming into contact with people with SLD. It aims to provide them with a framework to understand and identify indicators of SLD, understand challenges encountered by individuals with SLD and help them engage in lifelong learning and achieve their potential. Basic intervention techniques will be provided with emphasis on intervening and supporting individuals in their particular context, including regular classrooms. The course includes 335 hours of lecture and guided activities and 65 hours of practical application and reflective practice, spread over 4 terms.

Please note that this course may be more appropriate for classroom teachers who do not have time or opportunity for one to one (or small group) work with a learner. The first 3 units are identical, and will run concurrently, allowing for ease of transfer from one course to another if desired.

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

60 credits (600 hours) at level 5

This qualification is listed on the National Qualification Framework and the Seabrook McKenzie Centre has course approval and is accredited to deliver it by the NZQA.

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/details.do?providerId=988292001

 

Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO SLD (30 credits at level 5)

This course is open to teachers and professionals working in related fields of health and education and aims to provide them with a framework to identify SLD, recognise their effects on the behaviour and learning of learners, and understand assessment and intervention principles. Remediation techniques will be provided and emphasis will be on development of individual intervention plans for one to one or small group delivery. The course includes 300 hours of lectures, reading, guided activities including 7 assignments over three terms.

The first 3 units are identical with the first 3 units of the New Zealand Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, and will run concurrently, allowing for ease of transfer from one course to another if desired.

Module 2: TEACHING learners with SLD (30 credits at level 5)

This course follows on from the Introduction to SLD course. It concentrates on practical application of the skills learned during the first course, as well as analysis and critical review. The course is intended primarily for certificated teachers who have completed the Introduction to SLD Certificate and are considered to have all the required attributes to be a successful SLD teacher, and are eligible for provisional registration with the Seabrook McKenzie Centre. This will require a police vetting and adherence to the code of ethics and all quality assurance measures implemented by the Centre.

It includes 45 hours of lectures and presentations, 25 hours of tutorials, 10 hours mentoring and lesson observations, 4 assignments including research application and critical evaluation components (70 hours) and a practical teaching component (150 hours) spread over three terms.