There are many students in pre-schools who have special learning needs and these needs have to be addressed through Special Needs Education. The range of special education needs will vary based on needs and educational jurisdictions. A few children will need extra help for some or all of their time in school. Pre-school age would be the best period for identification of the special education needs and early intervention. Depending on whether the child's special education needs are mild or severe, they want a preschool that meets his or her unique needs. Therefore, the Department decided to organize workshops to support pre-school teachers to identify special education needs of pre-school children and to intervene as early as possible.

These workshops will enable the trainees to:

      • Acquire new knowledge on children with special education needs
      • Develop positive attitudes towards children with special education needs
      • Acquire competencies to cater to the needs and facilitate development of children with special education needs.

Workshops Structure

Workshop 1 : Introduction and early identification of Special Educational Needs of pre-school children

Workshop 2 : Interventional strategies for pre-school children with Special Education Needs

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Special Needs, Faculty of Education
Programme duration :
Minimum 2 days (2 workshops)
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Teaching Autism Children

Teachers who teach in pre-schools and primary schools who wish to enhance their skills in catering to children with Special Education Needs in their respective schools

Self-made application will be received throughout the year (Minimum 25 applicants are needed to conduct the workshop)

Starting date of issuing applications :
Self prepared - Now Accepting
Application closing date :
Programme commencing date :
December 2018


Rs. 2000.00
This Short programme is conducted by the department of Special Needs, Faculty of Education. Contact the coordinator, Ms. K.A.S.S.Kuruppu for further details.
Address :
Coordinator, Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sril Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Contact :
Email :
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