Feb 28, 2020, Straits Times: Parliament: More school staff hired over last 5 years to help students with socio-emotional and behavioural needs https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/parliament-more-school-staff-hired-over-last-5-years-to-help-students-with-socio-emotional SINGAPORE - More support staff will be recruited to help students deal with their socio-emotional needs and behavioural issues. The number of such staff has already grown by more than 30 per cent over the past five years, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education Low Yen Ling said in Parliament on Friday (Feb 28). She added that to continue to meet student needs, the Ministry of Education (MOE) intends to recruit more school counsellors, student welfare officers and allied educators (learning and behavioural support) in the coming years…. Allied educators (learning and behavioural support) work with students in mainstream schools who have special needs such as dyslexia, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…. Over the last two years, the ministry has sponsored around 100 allied educators (teaching and learning) to pursue a 10-month full-time diploma in special education at the National Institute of Education, and plans to train another 100 this year….
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