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Course Description

Special Needs Education is a broad term that refers to the education that focuses on providing support and accommodations to students with specific needs, such as those with special educational needs (SEN), gifted students, and students with disabilities. These students may have physical, cognitive, emotional, or learning disabilities that require specialized instruction and accommodations to succeed in school. Special Needs Education is an important area of study for educators, as it helps them understand how to create inclusive and equitable learning environments for all students. It is crucial for ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed in their education and reach their full potential.  It also helps them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to support the unique needs of students with disabilities and help them reach their full potential. This training course is designed to help educators, guidance counselors, and other professionals in the education sector understand the specific needs of these students and develop effective strategies and techniques to support their learning and development.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of the course will have the knowledge and skills to do the following:

  • Understanding the legal and educational framework for students with special needs in your country or region
  • Identifying and assessing the needs of students with special needs in your classroom or organization
  • Developing and implementing effective strategies and accommodations to support the learning and development of students with special needs
  • Building positive and inclusive classroom environments that support the social and emotional well-being of all students
  • Understanding the unique needs and challenges of students with different types of special needs, including students with disabilities, students with giftedness, and students with socio-economic challenges
  • Collaborating with families, caregivers, and other professionals to support the education and well-being of students with special needs
  • Keeping up-to-date with current research and best practices in special needs education
  • Understanding and addressing the needs of diverse populations of students with special needs
  • Developing effective communication and behavior management strategies
  • Reflecting on your own professional practice and identifying areas for growth and improvement

Course Details


Professionals in the education sector (e.g., teachers, guidance counselors, principals, and administrators at elementary, middle, higher education, vocational institutions, kindergartens and pre-primary schools) and non-governmental organization (NGO) staff.


The methodology for this training course on special needs education will involve a combination of classroom instruction, group discussions, and hands-on activities. Participants will engage in interactive activities and case studies that will provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and work with students with special needs, including those with special educational needs (SEN), gifted students, and students with disabilities. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences and practice utilizing the strategies and techniques learned in the course through individual and group exercises. The course will also include guest lectures from experts in the field of special education and opportunities for participants to visit classrooms and observe the implementation of special education strategies in real-world settings.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding Special Needs: Provide participants with an understanding of the various types of special educational needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Examine the legal rights of students with special needs and the ethical considerations involved in providing equitable educational opportunities.
  • Assessment Techniques: Teach participants different assessment techniques to identify and support students with special needs.
  • Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Develop participants’ skills in creating and implementing inclusive teaching strategies that address the diverse learning needs of all students.
  • Curriculum Adaptation: Train participants in adapting curricula and creating individualized education plans (IEPs) to meet the unique learning goals of students with special needs.
  • Classroom Management: Provide strategies for effective classroom management that fosters a supportive learning environment for students with special needs.
  • Communication with Stakeholders: Develop communication skills for effectively collaborating with parents, caregivers, and other professionals involved in the education of students with special needs.
  • Assistive Technologies: Introduce participants to various assistive technologies and how they can be used to support the learning and development of students with special needs.
  • Social and Emotional Support: Teach strategies for providing social and emotional support to students with special needs to enhance their well-being and learning experience.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Equip participants with the skills to monitor and evaluate the progress of students with special needs and adjust educational strategies as needed.
  • Building Self-Advocacy in Students: Teach methods for encouraging students with special needs to become self-advocates and actively participate in their own learning.
  • Collaborative Learning: Encourage the understanding and implementation of collaborative learning strategies that involve students with and without special needs working together.
  • Crisis Intervention and De-escalation Techniques: Train participants in crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques for handling challenging behaviors and situations involving students with special needs.
  • Professional Development and Resources: Introduce participants to resources and opportunities for ongoing professional development in the field of special education.

Tentative Schedule


  • Welcoming activities
  • Ice-breaking activities
  • Introduction to Special Needs Education
  • Overview of special needs education
  • History of special needs education
  • Laws and policies related to special needs education


  • Physical disabilities
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Learning disabilities


  • Strategies for creating inclusive classrooms
  • Differentiated instruction
  • UDL (Universal Design for Learning)
  • Strategies for conflict resolution in the classroom


  • Overview of assistive technology
  • Accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Practical session on using assistive technology


  • Behavioral management and positive behavior support
  • Understanding challenging behaviors
  • Positive behavior interventions and supports
  • Practical session on creating a positive classroom environment


  • The importance of parental involvement in their childern’s education
  • Teaching students with intellectual disability
  • Practial exercises aimed at students with special needs
  • Helping children with emotional issues
  • Behavoiural disorders: what teacher can do


  • Course evaluation, feedback, discussion and wrap-up
  • Certificate ceremony
  • Cultural activities

*The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the webpage of each course.

Duration 1 - 2 weeks
Price 80.00

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