Diploma in Special Needs Teaching

MTIA Courses

Diploma in Special Needs Teaching.

The Diploma in Special Needs Teaching will get you ready to work in an environment with children who have special needs such as down syndrome, autism, learning difficulties, ADHD etc. It provides an in-depth understanding about caring and supporting the development of special needs children in education and care settings.

Some units of study:
Teaching children with/who are:

  • Slow learners
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Physical disabilities (deaf and blind)
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Chronic asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Dyslexia

Course duration: 12 months

Class schedule:
Theory – once a week (weekday or weekend)
Practical placement – 300 hours within course period, MTIA will place you at daycares or preschool housing children with special needs

Assessment: assignments, exams

Entry requirements: 3 Advanced Level passes or MTIA Foundation Certificate in Children’s Services


Mother’s Touch International Academy (MTIA) is a pioneer in offering Early Childhood Education qualifications in Sri Lanka. The academy was established in the year 2006 as the founder felt that children and families in Sri Lanka would be better served by a system that blends early childhood education and children’s care.


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